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August 2014 Archives

Construction accident severely injures Fairfield worker

A Connecticut worker has been hospitalized after suffering injuries in a serious construction site accident. The police have reported that the injuries do not appear to be life threatening, however.

Cleanup plan debate extends long-term exposure to toxic chemicals

A Connecticut company that previously used asbestos in its parts, forced to shut down its brake pad manufacturing facility 25 years ago, remains the center of debate regarding cleanup of the multiple contaminated sites it left behind. The $21 million apportioned for cleanup efforts has yet to be used until a compromise can be made regarding the appropriate procedure. Until then, residents and former employees may continue to suffer consequences of such long-term exposure to toxic chemicals.

What types of injuries does workers' compensation cover?

When an employee is injured on the job, that person may endure more hardship than the physical injury itself. Lost work time in addition to increasing medical expenses can result in a lot of uncertainty and fear about making ends meet during healing time.

Connecticut officer struck in car accident on the job

A Connecticut motorcycle police officer found himself the victim of an accident involving another vehicle. Fortunately, quick thinking helped him avoid more serious injury that could have easily resulted from the car accident on the job.

Who is eligible for workers' compensation benefits?

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:

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