Work Injuries Caused By Pre-existing Conditions

Injuries occurring as a result of a preexisting condition that manifests itself at work are now considered to be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits according to a new decision by the Appellate Court of Connecticut. In Clements v. Aramark Corporation, 182 Conn. App. 224, a worker with a history of heart disease suffered a heart [...]

2018-10-23T18:24:02+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Legal News|

Repetitive Trauma Injuries

Workers’ Compensation benefits are not limited only to workers injured in accidents.  Workers’ Compensation benefits are also available to workers who suffer from the cumulative impact of repetitive actives on the body.  Workers’ Compensation refers to these claims as “repetitive trauma”. Some common types of repetitive trauma injuries include: carpel tunnel syndrome from repeated hand [...]

2018-08-21T18:16:09+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Legal News|

Increased Risk of Cancer for Firefighters

  According to a study released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters may be at increased risk of certain types of cancer.  The study, which followed thousands of firefighters from California, found that the firefighter population had a 30% - 100% greater chance of developing certain cancers, including melanoma and cancers [...]

2018-05-29T22:10:54+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Legal News|

How is a workers’ compensation claim different than a personal injury lawsuit?

The main difference between a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit is that a personal injury  lawsuit is based on fault while workers’ compensation is not. Any injury that occurs to an employee during work is  covered by workers’ compensation regardless of fault. In order to recover damages against another person in [...]

2018-01-23T13:43:44+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Legal News|

Statute of Limitations and Statutory Notice Requirements

Bringing a lawsuit to recover money damages for a personal injury is always time sensitive.   Under Connecticut law, there is a limited period of time within which an injured party can bring a lawsuit for personal injury.  This period of time is commonly known as the “statute of limitations”.  In most cases in Connecticut, [...]

2018-01-23T13:43:06+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Legal News|