Why Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How an Attorney from The Dodd Law Firm, LLC, Can Assist me in a Personal Injury Lawsuit 1. Report Economic Damages: A Plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuits may pursue compensation for economic damages like lost wages, medicals bills and out of pocket expenses. As long as you send relevant receipts and invoices to our [...]

2020-09-09T01:48:08+00:00 September 9th, 2020|Legal News|

COVID-19 Executive Order

On Friday, July 24th, Governor Ned Lamont issued an Executive Order relating to Workers' Compensation benefits for essential workers who contracted COVID-19.  According to this order, essential workers, as defined by a prior executive order, who contracted COVID-19 between March 10, 2020 and May 20, 2020 are presumed to have contracted the virus through work [...]

2020-08-04T03:57:22+00:00 August 4th, 2020|Legal News|

Why you should not hire an attorney you see advertised all over buses, billboards, etc.

Why you should not hire an attorney you see advertised all over buses, billboards, etc. It has been over 40 years since Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down bans on commercial advertising by Attorneys. Bates is a landmark case that paved the way for the current overabundance [...]

2020-07-21T03:53:31+00:00 July 21st, 2020|Legal News|

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|

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|

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|

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|