Entries by The Dodd Law Firm, LLC

Workers’ compensation settlement: $290,000.00

Tanker-truck driver sustained two back injuries at work.  He required L4 laminectomy; L4-5 facetectomty and forminotomy; and L4-5 discectomy, which was accepted and paid by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  He then required another surgery, which was denied by the carrier, consisting of spinal fusion at L4-5 and L5-S1.  He was ultimately diagnosed with foot […]

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 […]

Settlement of Complex Worker’s Compensation Claim for $85,000

Claimant had cancer in his arm and was unaware. He fractured his humerus while pulling a chain in the course of his employment. Abnormal bone was identified at the time of the fracture, and an extensive workup identified a sarcoma that had been asymptomatic up until the point of the injury. He underwent a complex […]

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 […]

Settlement of Motorcycle Accident for $100,000

Injured client was riding a motorcycle when he was cut off by a car taking a left turn in front of him.  The client lost control of the bike trying to avoid striking the other car.  He suffered a broken collarbone as a result of falling off his motorcycle.  He required surgery to repair the […]

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 […]

Settlement of Workers’ Compensation Claim for $108,000

Injured worker was employed as a service technician for copier machines.  He sustained an injury to his back while lifting machine parts.  The worker had previously had back surgery for an unrelated work injury with a different employer.  The worker’s treating doctor performed a spinal fusion surgery following the second incident.  The client received an […]

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 […]