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September 2018 Archives

Supreme Court rules in favor of worker's widow's asbestos claim

This blog focuses almost exclusively on the Connecticut workers' compensation law, but other laws at the state and federal level provide compensation for certain kinds of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. When two compensation statutes intersect, employers will often try to use the duplicate coverage to their advantage by arguing that the least generous set of benefits should control the case.

Disability benefits under Connecticut workers' compensation

Connecticut's workers' compensation system provides a variety of benefits to workers who suffer an injury or illness that is related to their employment. If a person is rendered unable to work because of a work-related illness or injury, that person may be eligible for what are called "wage replacement benefits" until he or she is able to return to work. These benefits are also referred to as disability benefits.

Rooftop fall kills construction worker

Construction workers in Connecticut are often required to work many feet off the ground, and fatal falls are an unpleasant aspect of this work. A recent construction accident in near-by Concord, N.H. illustrates the extremely hazardous nature of such work.

How good riding gear saved a motorcyclist's life in a deer crash

In a recent blog post on the Skilled Motorcyclist Association's website, a man described how his high-quality motorcycle equipment saved his life when he struck a deer. The post, titled "Quality Gear vs. Deer," describes a terrifying moment when the veteran biker struck a deer.

Occupational illnesses are serious threat for Connecticut workers

Workplace illnesses continue to be a serious threat to the well-being of Connecticut workers. According to a report released on Labor Day by the University of Connecticut, occupational illnesses continue to be a serious and under-reported health issue for workers in the state.

Businesses may be responsible for injuries in a slip-and-fall

Most people think of a slip-and-fall accident as a minor incident. This perception is undoubtedly the result of years of film comedy implying that people can get right back up after a fall. While many people, including young adults and children, can rebound quickly after a slip and fall, not everyone is so lucky.

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