Construction workers are among the most vulnerable workers. Anyone in this sector is exposed to the possibility of a serious accident -- everything from a fall from height to being hit by falling debris. Fortunately, construction workers' accidents are being minimized...
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Workers' health is important for the success of any industry. It is critical for hospitals and health care clinics, because the health care staff is more susceptible to contracting diseases while working with patients. Contracting disease on the job is an occupational...
Economic security is a must for all workers, whether they are in the private sector or a government organization. Employees in Connecticut should be aware that their employers are under legal obligation to financially support them in the case of a work-related...
It may disappoint workers in Fairfield County that figures for work-related illnesses and diseases are alarmingly high in the state. Occupational illness and disease are of serious concern to safety regulatory authorities. In order to highlight the importance of...
Employers in Bridgeport, Connecticut, should understand that a safety violation in the workplace may get them in trouble. Injuries at work raise suspicion about safety violations considerably and may lead to inspection of the site by concerned labor authorities. The...
Workplace accidents are not unusual in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Some of these accidents occur due to a violation of safety standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On a related point, an accident at work often occurs when the employer...
Residents of Fairfield County may be aware of the consequences of claiming workers' compensation benefits too late. In the case of work-related illness or death, the victim or their dependents must request benefits within a stipulated period of time. Untimely filing...
Construction site injuries are often fatal. Falling is a major factor contributing to construction worker injuries. Residential construction workers are particularly vulnerable to falls if training is inadequate and safety equipment isn't provided. On average, falls...
In Connecticut, no matter what the risk factor of a job is, employees who are injured at work are entitled to workers' compensation. This kind of insurance gives workers confidence that there is assistance available in case an injury does occur. Still, sometimes...
Workplace accidents are more common than many people may realize. A work-related injury can result in permanent disability and significant loss of income. Workers in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut should be aware of their rights in case of an injury. A...
Verdicts & Settlements
36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.
1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.
47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.
34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.
40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.
26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.
24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.
Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.
22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.
Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.
28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.
54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.
CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.
68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.
34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.
80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.
38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.
Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.
$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.
47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.
26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.