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Connecticut nonfatal injury and illness rate higher than nation's

Connecticut workers may be surprised and dismayed to learn that they live in one of the 21 states that have an incidence rate of total recordable cases of nonfatal injuries that was significantly higher than the national rate. With more than 36,000 nonfatal illnesses and injuries at work recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the state in 2015, the incidence rate was of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, compared to a national rate of 3.0.

Which workplaces have the most workplace injuries?

Connecticut residents go to hospitals to get treated for their injuries and illnesses, which is why they might consider it one of the safest places to be in. However, caregivers take their ethical duty to no harm to their patients at a considerable risk to themselves-they often put their own safety in front of their patients and end up injuring themselves in the process.

Connecticut workplace fatalities on the rise

Resources are available to families suffering from the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident. Fatal workplace accidents increased significantly in 2015 in Connecticut, according to a federal study. In Connecticut during 2015, 44 workers died in fatal workplace accidents which were 9 more workers killed in workplace accidents in Connecticut than during the previous year. The national rate for 2015 was 3.4 deaths per every 100,000 full-time workers. Connecticut ranked as 6th among states for its rate of fatal workplace accidents.

What are repetitive stress injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries, or repetitive strain injuries, can be a common workplace injury but you may have wondered what the term refers to. Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) occur in parts of the body that have performed repetitive tasks. Repetitive stress injuries generally impact the muscles, tendons and other soft tissue and can be painful injuries. RSI usually arises while performing work or tasks that require repetitive use of a part of the body.

Workplace brain injuries are a serious concern for workers

Workers can suffer a range of injuries on the job all with devastating consequences for workers and their families. One type of injury that may be suffered on the job is a traumatic brain injury. A worker who has suffered a brain injury may be unable to work, require significant care and experience physical, cognitive, emotional and personality changes as a result of the injury they have suffered. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that can be costly physically, financially and emotionally for workers and their families.

Study reveals high rate of Connecticut workplace injuries

According to a new report, Connecticut workers are at risk. Specifically, the report, released by UConn Health, indicates that the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses is increasing at an alarming rate in the state, and is well above the national average for workers' injuries.

Connecticut lawyer helps workers injured on the job

Many Connecticut workers are experts in their fields. They know how to repair electrical wires, build large structures and maneuver heavy equipment. They are likely not experts in the legal field, however, and yet, if a worker is injured at his place of employment, he may need legal expertise to obtain the workers' compensation benefits he is owed.

Pipeline workers at risk for workplace injuries in Connecticut

Connecticut residents rely on the hard work of many different types of workers for the products they use in everyday life, including those who work in the potentially dangerous pipeline transportation industry. Those who perform their duties in the pipeline transportation industry may be involved with transporting various products from one location to the next, including natural gas, refined petroleum products, slurry, and crude oil. Involvement with these materials, as well as the heavy machinery necessary for the job, may lead to work-related injuries.

Report identifies most common workplace injuries

Connecticut residents may be interested in a recent report released by the Travelers Companies Inc. that reveals the massive impact of workplace injuries across the nation. The Injury Impact Report identifies common causes for workplace injuries and accidents, and notes that each year approximately 3.7 million workers suffer work-related injuries, a staggering number.

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