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What types of illnesses can asbestos exposure cause?

Asbestos exposure is a serious concern and can render victims vulnerable to certain diseases and illnesses caused by asbestos exposure. Generally, the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater chance the individual exposed to asbestos has of developing negative health consequences as a result. The major health dangers associated with asbestos exposure are lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Understanding workers' compensation rights and benefits

There are many challenges an injured worker may face as part of the workers' compensation claims process. They may be denied benefits, may be pressured to return to work before they are fully healed or may face retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim for benefits. Because of the importance of workers' compensation benefits to injured workers and their families, it is essential that workers are aware of the circumstances that entitle them to workers' compensation benefits and the types of benefits they may be able to receive to help with the struggles they face following a workplace injury.

Transit worker killed in on-the-job accident

Important resources are available to victims of workplace accidents and their families. A workplace accident in a neighboring state in a nearby community approximately an hour from the Bridgeport area recently resulted in the death of a worker. While working on the subway tracks, the local transit worker was recently struck and killed. Three workers were working on the tracks setting up warning lights for construction when two of them were struck by the subway train. The train pinned the two workers in a curved area of the tracks. A 53-year old worker died in the accident and the second worker, a 49-year old man, was taken to the hospital and was in serious but stable condition. Both victims of the accident were conductors and long-time transit workers.

Understanding workers' compensation benefits for injured workers

Workers who have been injured at work in Connecticut may wonder what options and help might be available. The Connecticut workers' compensation system covers nearly all employees who have been injured while working. In general, nearly all employees including part-time employees, minors and other regardless of the type of occupation, size of the business, duration of employment or number of hours worked each day are eligible for workers' compensation.

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