Pre-Existing Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims

Under Connecticut law, you can still have a compensable Worker’s Compensation claim to a body part you have previously injured. Connecticut law only requires a work incident or work activity to be “a substantial contributing factor” in order for it to be considered a viable Worker’s Compensation injury.  There is no requirement that the work [...]

2021-06-25T20:25:39+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Legal News|

Dog Injury Cases in Connecticut

In Connecticut, the owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her dog.  This means that the dog’s owner will be responsible for any harm caused by his or her dog regardless of whether they were negligent, with a few, limited exceptions. The relevant statute is Connecticut General [...]

2021-04-20T13:10:30+00:00 April 20th, 2021|Legal News|

Snow Law 101

As the snow continues to pile up, let us take a moment to review some of the law relating to snow and ice removal in Connecticut. Under Connecticut law, a landowner has an obligation to remove or otherwise treat dangerous accumulations of snow and ice from his or her property.  It is well established that [...]

2021-02-24T14:40:32+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Legal News|

Top Ten Legal Movies In The Last 50 Years

1.My Cousin Vinny (1992) Joe Pesci plays a brash Brooklyn lawyer who only recently passed the bar exam on his 6th try. He is representing his cousin and friend who are arrested for murder after stopping at a convenience store in Alabama. 2. Marshall (2017) Chadwick Bosman plays Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on [...]

2021-01-28T18:23:08+00:00 January 28th, 2021|Legal News|

Remedies Available to Injured Delivery Workers

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for delivery services.  The increase of packages delivered this time of the year means that workers doing delivery work are more active than at any other time.  With this increased business, extra hours, and additional stops come an increased risk of injury. Any employee who [...]

2020-12-23T19:25:58+00:00 December 23rd, 2020|Legal News|

What To Do When: You Get Injured In a Fall

WHAT TO DO WHEN: Over the next several months, we will issue a series of articles called “What To Do When”. This series is intended to help explain important steps that can be taken to protect yourself and your rights in the event of an injury or accident.   This month, what to do when: [...]

2020-11-20T13:39:03+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Legal News|

What To Do When: You Get Injured At Work

WHAT TO DO WHEN:   Over the next several months, we will issue a series of articles called “What To Do When”.  This series is intended to help explain important steps that can be taken to protect yourself and your rights in the event of an injury or accident. This month, what to do when.... [...]

2020-11-16T04:15:39+00:00 November 16th, 2020|Legal News|

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|