The health and safety of employees in Connecticut and elsewhere is important. In order to ensure that these ideals are met, various rules have been implemented to increase the safety in the work environment. A rule enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA recently is having a noticeable impact surrounding injuries at work, according to a report from the head of OSHA.
A recent decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded a commuter train employee the largest punitive damages ever awarded in a retaliation case. The case resulted in a compensation amount of nearly $260,000 for the injured worker.
The Fairfield police chief has returned to work only two weeks after experiencing a work-related injury from a dangerous multi-car crash. The 49-year-old officer is taking the adjustment back to work one step at a time.
An inspector from a Connecticut company was hospitalized with injuries sustained after being struck by a construction truck. The inspector was monitoring a construction project on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting Staten Island when the accident and workplace injury occurred.
Recovering from injuries at work can be a painstakingly long process, filled with much confusion and fear. The prospect of possible lost wages during rehabilitation from a work-related injury can be daunting.
An elderly individual was charged with striking an employee at a nursery. The man faces an assault charge resulting from the attempt to cause the employee injuries at work.
For workers in Fairfield, a common concern is what will happen in the event of workplace injuries that prevent them from being able to work for a period of time. In some instances, these injuries can be catastrophic, sending the worker to the hospital for an extended stay that could cost thousands of dollars. There might be a need for rehabilitative therapy before a person can even hope to return to his job, and even then, returning to work as before may be unlikely if not impossible. These workers will have many questions about what to do next. The State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission offers information on how to proceed:
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.
Having a job or a career is often an important component in life. When a worker is injured on the job, this might prevent them from working for an extended amount of time while they recover from the work injury. Furthermore, the injured worker is left with a pile of medical bills and filing a claim could help alleviate these financial hardships.
When workers are hurt on the job in Connecticut or anywhere else in the country, they typically can be compensated for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages through their state's workers' compensation system. Workers' compensation can apply to many kinds of workers and all kinds of work-related injuries, including accidents involving Major League Baseball players during practice or play.