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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A State of Connecticut employee was awarded $249,972.03 in retroactively owed State Disability Retirement benefits dating back to her retirement in 2009. The Dodd Law Firm represented her in her application for a non-service connected disability pension.
New England is currently experiencing a wave of mosquitoes that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE is a disease mosquitoes can pass to humans that causes swelling of the brain and may result in death. Connecticut state health officials are currently advising residents to take precautions against exposure to mosquitoes by using […]
Settlement of a Workers’ Compensation claim for an employee of an automobile manufacturing facility in the amount of $184,700.85. During his employment, he was exposed to hazardous fumes which caused the development occupational asthma and a permanent impairment to both lungs.
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