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A summary of workers' compensation benefits in Connecticut

Most residents in Connecticut are aware that the state has a system for providing certain benefits to workers who are injured on the job. However, relatively few people are aware of the types of benefits that this system provides - and with that - does not provide. This post will provide an overview of Connecticut's workers' compensation benefits.

Injured worker settles third-party liability claim for $425,000

Connecticut workers who suffer workplace injuries are entitled to compensation from their employer without needing to establish the employer's fault. However, the amount of the benefits is limited by state law, and the prescribed workers' compensation benefits frequently fail to provide full compensation. If another party is partially liable for the work-related injuries, the worker can recover those damages (less worker's compensation benefits) in a civil lawsuit. Such claims are often called "third-party claims." In a recent case, the third-party liability claim was settled, resulting in an additional payment of $425,000 to the injured worker.

Understanding OSHA's role in providing a safe workplace

In 1970, the Congress passed and President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The act was passed to prevent workers from suffering injuries in accidents at work. The act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to administer the Act and enforce its mandatory safety provisions. OSHA has jurisdiction over work place conditions in Connecticut.

Personal injury claims can apply to many car accident injuries

Vehicle accidents can have devastating consequences -- even if they seem insignificant at first. If you are involved in a crash, you might be happy just to have survived, and if there are no obvious broken bones or blood-gushing wounds, you might even refuse an ambulance trip to the hospital. You could, however, regret this later, as some injuries only become evident in time.

Injured worker to receive workers' comp payment of $600,000

Workers' compensation claims in Connecticut can often require many months or even years to be finally resolved. As demonstrated by the recent settlement of claims involving three work-related injuries spanning two decades, patience can be rewarding.

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