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Frequently Used Workers’ Compensation Phrases

Sometimes, listening to a Workers’ Compensation attorney talk about a case can seem like hearing someone speak another language.  That is because these cases involve legal phrases and abbreviations specific to Workers’ Compensation law.   Here is a guide to some of the most commonly used phrases in Workers’ Compensation cases:   TT – temporarily [...]

2019-11-19T23:05:04+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Legal News|

Retired State Worker Awarded $249,000 in Retroactive Benefits in State Disability Retirement Case

A State of Connecticut employee was awarded $249,972.03 in retroactively owed State Disability Retirement benefits dating back to her retirement in 2009.  The Dodd Law Firm represented her in her application for a non-service connected disability pension.

2019-11-04T16:16:55+00:00 November 4th, 2019|Case Results|

Vaping Injuries

Nationwide, some users of e-cigarettes have started to develop severe lung injuries likely related to substances inhaled while vaping.  Doctors and health officials are unsure of exactly what is causing this increase in lung injuries but suspect that added chemicals found in vaping cartridges might be responsible.   In Connecticut, over a dozen people have been [...]

2019-10-08T16:01:32+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Legal News|

Distracted Driver Motor Vehicle Case Settled for $160,000

Settlement of a lawsuit involving a rear-end motor vehicle collision caused by a distracted driver.  The driver at fault admitted he was using his mounted cell phone immediately before he struck the client's vehicle.  The client sustained an injury which required shoulder surgery.  Claims for double damages were brought due to the fact that the [...]

2019-10-08T15:52:03+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Case Results|

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

New England is currently experiencing a wave of mosquitoes that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).  EEE is a disease mosquitoes can pass to humans that causes swelling of the brain and may result in death.  Connecticut state health officials are currently advising residents to take precautions against exposure to mosquitoes by using [...]

2019-09-25T19:44:58+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Legal News|

Occupational Asthma Workers’ Compensation Claim Settled for $184,700.85

Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for an employee of an automobile manufacturing facility in the amount of $184,700.85.  During his employment, he was exposed to hazardous fumes which caused the development occupational asthma and  a permanent impairment to both lungs.

2019-07-11T15:16:30+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Case Results|

Registered Nurse Settles Workers’ Compensation Claim for $522,000

Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for a registered nurse in the amount of $522,688.00.  She sustained an injury to her neck and back while transferring a patient.  She eventually required fusion surgeries to her lumbar and cervical spine.  She remained totally temporarily disabled as a result of her injuries.

2019-05-02T18:20:42+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Case Results|

Back Injury Workers’ Compensation Claim Settled for $420,000

Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for a landscape worker in the amount of $420,000.  The workers was initially injured in 2012 while moving a large plant.  Unfortunately, multiple back surgeries failed to resolve his severe back pain and lack of mobility.  He also developed severe depression as a result of his back injury which [...]

2019-03-20T14:25:02+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Case Results|