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Tanker Truck Driver’s Workers’ Compensation Claim Settles for $210,000

This claim involved an injured worker who drove a tanker truck for approximately 10 years.  The worker sustained an injury to his lumbar spine caused by a combination of specific accidents and repetitive trauma from years of driving.  He eventually was required to undergo surgery on his back and use a spinal chord stimulator, a [...]

2020-05-07T01:36:34+00:00 May 7th, 2020|Case Results|

When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Many workers will need to or can benefit greatly from hiring a workers’ compensation attorney. The following are some examples of when you need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney: WHEN YOUR CLAIM IS DENIED Insurance companies deny workers’ compensation claims for a variety of reasons. For example, the insurance company might claim that your [...]

2020-05-07T01:08:45+00:00 May 7th, 2020|Legal News|

A Notice About Healthcare Deductibles for COVID-19 Treatment

Dear Clients, Many health insurance companies have announced that they will waive deductibles for medical treatment related to the COVID-19 virus. This waiver applies to all individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and is not limited to individuals who have contracted the virus through work activities. If you have contracted COVID-19 and have incurred out-of-pocket medical [...]

2020-04-23T03:20:20+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|Legal News|

COVID-19 as a Workers’ Compensation Injury

While some workers are able to work from home, there are many who must continue to work outside of the home during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  This includes workers from multiple disciplines such as healthcare, delivery, utilities, and too many others to name.  With this work comes the inherent risk of exposure to [...]

2020-04-10T03:14:22+00:00 April 10th, 2020|Legal News|

Rear-Ended Driver Awarded $80,000 in Arbitration

In this case, the client was injured when rear-ended and pushed into the vehicle in front of her.  Although her vehicle sustained only moderate property damage, she sustained injuries to her neck and back.  She was initially seen by a chiropractor before seeing an orthopedic surgeon.  She missed substantial time from work.  This case was [...]

2020-04-10T03:03:43+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Case Results|

Injuries While Working From Home

An injury does not need to occur “at work” in order for it to be the basis of a compensable Workers’ Compensation claim.  Workers’ Compensation benefits are appropriate whenever an injury “arises out of and in the course of” a person’s employment.  This does not limit where an compensable injury may occur. This means that [...]

2020-03-25T21:27:02+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance

UM (uninsured) auto insurance protects you after a Motor Vehicle Accident when the at fault driver does not have insurance.  UIM (under insured) protects you when the at fault driver has insurance, but not enough insurance to cover all damages (medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, etc).  You expect the at fault driver to [...]

2020-02-28T19:11:20+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Legal News|

Car Accident Case Settles for $400,00 For Client with Head Injury and Tinnitus

Settlement of a lawsuit involving a client rear-ended while driving on the highway. The client sustained serious injuries to her neck and head. She was ultimately diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome, cognitive impairments, migraines and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). A settlement of $400,000 was agreed upon at mediation.

2020-02-25T22:35:02+00:00 February 25th, 2020|Case Results|

INVISIBLE INJURIES: Mental Health Claims in Workers’ Compensation

The phrase “Workers’ Compensation injury” traditionally invokes images of sprained backs and carpel tunnel injuries.  While physical injuries such as these may be some of the most commonly occurring types of injuries sustained by workers, they are not the only type of injury that may be covered by a Workers’ Compensation claim.  In Connecticut, psychiatric [...]

2020-01-20T21:06:34+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Legal News, Uncategorized|

Workers’ Compensation Claim settled for $666,000

Injured worker tripped and fell in a storage closet causing injuries to the ankle, knee, hand, shoulder and head. The worker was eventually required to have surgeries on the hand and ankle. She was later diagnosed with major depressive disorder as a result of her physical injuries. The case was eventually settled through joint mediation [...]

2020-01-20T20:24:59+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Case Results|