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April 2014 Archives

Report: Fatal work accidents cost U.S. $51.49 billion a year

Accidents can happen at all kinds of workplaces in Connecticut, and all kinds of workplaces can have fatal accidents. While problems with industrial machinery are among the most common causes of fatal accidents at work, industrial accidents are by no means the biggest category of fatal workplace accidents.

Two workers killed when crane truck flips on end

Accidents can happen at any type of workplace in Connecticut, but accidents are more likely to lead to serious injury in some lines of work than they are in others. Construction and utility workers must handle heavy equipment and work in unstable environments every day. When an accident occurs in this type of workplace, it can easily lead to serious injury or death.

Court upholds workers' compensation for employee after shooting

Connecticut's workers' compensation system provides benefits for workers who have been hurt in workplace accidents or sickened by occupational illnesses. It is reasonably clear that a qualified worker who is hurt in an accident at the job site while performing his or her job duties should be covered by the benefits system. However, there are many cases in which coverage is not so clear.

Connecticut basketball building contractor skimped on wages

While fans were rooting for the University of Connecticut men's basketball team on the road in the NCAA playoffs and championship, back on campus the organization was in hot water over a construction contractor that was reportedly avoiding worker protection laws. The incident helps illustrate important points about the state's workers' compensation system.

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