Entries by The Dodd Law Firm, LLC

Increased Risk of Cancer for Firefighters

Firefighters put their lives on the line every single day to protect their communities. In addition to the immediate risk of being caught in a fire, firefighters face additional health risks. Constant exposure to smoke and hazardous chemicals puts them at a substantially higher risk of developing cancer. Those who develop an illness as a […]

Vaping Injuries

Vaping is a trend that has exploded in popularity during the last decade, attracting teenagers and adults alike. However, it has caused a huge range of health issues and injuries. It has a reputation for being less risky than smoking and even a healthy way to stop smoking, but as injuries continue to pile up, […]

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 […]

Out of State Car Accident

Traveling out-of-state is stressful enough, thanks to booking hotel rooms, trying to navigate an unfamiliar area, and familiarizing yourself with local speed limits and signage. It gets even worse when you’re involved in a car crash far from home. How do you get your vehicle repaired and back home? Will your trip have to be […]

Should I Be in a Hurry to Return to Work After a Personal Injury?

Recently, accidental injuries became the number three cause of death in the U.S. for the first time according to figures from the National Safety Council. In one year alone, fatalities from preventable injuries rose 10%. Americans are hurt every second on average, and someone loses their life every three minutes in our nation. Preventable events include […]

Settlement of Covid-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim for $650,000

Claimant contracted Covid-19 during the course of his employment from a co-worker.  Unfortunately, the Claimant died from complications of Covid-19 after a month-long hospital stay.  A claim for survivor’s benefits for the Claimant’s wife were brought under C.G.S. 31-306.  The Workers’ Compensation insurance company agree to pay a settlement of $650,000 to settle the claim.  […]

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 […]

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. Are property owners responsible for premises liability lawsuits if someone is injured on their property? Under Connecticut law, a landowner has an obligation to remove or otherwise treat dangerous […]

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 […]