You’ve been bitten by a dog, fallen on a slick patch of pavement outside a business, or been hit by a car. Although your pride might be hurt and you’re a little scared, you otherwise feel physically fine. What’s your next step? You might think that you just need to go home and rest until […]
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Slip-and-fall accidents are unfortunately very common. While many accidents leave victims with nothing more than a bruised ego and a little soreness, some have far more serious consequences. Some slip-and-fall victims suffer traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and other serious injuries. When this happens, it is important to seek fair and full […]
Ridesharing has caused a huge upset in the transportation industry, completely changing how people get around. However, with any major change in an industry comes new legal challenges. From the very beginning, rideshare users had questions—who’s responsible for accident damage? Do claims go through the driver’s personal insurance, and what happens if they deny it […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A former State of Connecticut employee was awarded a service-connected disability pension retroactive to August 2011. The total retroactive award was $400,000.
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. […]
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Life in a rural area can be calm and peaceful, giving you the chance to enjoy the feel of a tight-knit community without the hustle and bustle of a city. However, living in a rural area of Connecticut also comes with its own challenges and problems. Car accidents in rural regions can result in worse […]