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Vocational rehabilitation services available for injured workers

When a Connecticut worker has become injured on the job, he or she may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation benefits may provide coverage for an injured worker's medical care, as well as for lost earnings. Additionally, many Connecticut workers may not be aware that workers' compensation coverage also provides for vocational rehabilitation for many workers. Eligible workers are those who have suffered a permanent limitation that prevents them from doing their previous jobs.

Proposed OSHA changes aim to reduce construction worker injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has the important mission of overseeing the working conditions of those in Connecticut, and nationwide, to ensure that conditions are healthful and safe. Part of OSHA's job is to enforce standards that aim to prevent dangerous workplace accidents, including construction accidents. OSHA has recently proposed numerous standards changes with the ultimate goal of promoting workplace health and safety. The proposed changes affect a number of industries, including the construction industry.

Ill workers benefit from Connecticut attorney's guidance

A Connecticut worker can contract many different types of illnesses on the job. Some working environments may create hazards that lead to lung disease. Other jobs may create stressful or high-intensity situations that result in depression. Still others may pose the risk of illnesses that are ultimately fatal, as this blog reported in a previous post.

How can employers prevent dangerous ladder falls?

Construction work is essential work, but it can also be dangerous work. There are many potential hazards on construction sites, including trench or scaffold collapses, falls, electric shock and injuries due to improper use of personal protective equipment. Furthermore, many individuals are injured on a construction site from the seemingly simple task of using a ladder.

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