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Significant scarring from work injury is compensable

Scarring or disfigurement can be a very compensable form of damages in a Connecticut personal injury claim. However, some people are surprised to know that at times it can also be compensable under a workers compensation claim.

Is the workers comp system creating inequality?

Regardless of the injury, getting hurt on the job can result in an incredibly difficult legal situation; such situations are only an addition to the myriad of physical and emotional distress that can ensue. In the grim case that a Connecticut worker is injured while carrying out work-related duties, certain laws enforce proper legal action. However, receiving benefits and medical treatment at the expense of an employer can be a complex process, especially in situations where employers neglect their responsibilities to protect their workers. To add to these complexities, workers compensation laws have seen significant change in recent years, sparking debate nationwide.  

Workers compensation and ptsd

When most Connecticut employees consider the topic of workers' compensation, they initially think of injuries due to heavy lifting and labor. While construction work and other physically demanding industries certainly see a higher volume of injuries than other fields, lawmakers are recently debating a common issue found in workers' compensation cases: that of post traumatic stress disorder.  

The details of workers' compensation

Not only can work-related injuries be costly and permanent; such incidents can lead to a whole new set of legal obstacles with a company. Employees in Connecticut experience an overall higher rate of work-related injuries, and the damages and fees that occur can differ depending on the accident.

What are the risks associated with extreme heat?

From falling objects to wet floors, a plethora of hazards claim lives and cause serious injuries for workers across all sorts of occupations. During the month of July, some workers, especially those who work outdoors, may suffer as a result of exposure to extreme heat at work. If you work in an occupation that requires you to be exposed to high temperatures, you should understand the risks you face.

Negligence and third-party liability in the workplace

When you sustain an injury on the job in Connecticut, your first thought may be to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical expenses and provide some financial support while you recover. However, if another person causes your injury through negligence, you may in a position to seek further compensation, as well. At The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC, we often help employees identify when a third party may be held accountable for damages after a work injury.

How can you prevent repetitive stress injuries?

Desk workers in Connecticut like you may not realize just how risky your job is. Even if you aren't necessarily dealing with heavy equipment or machinery, the simple act of repeating the same motions every day for the same tasks can actually take a huge toll on you in the form of repetitive stress injuries.

Effects of a crush related injury

Connecticut workers who spend time around heavy machinery often risk the chance of getting into an accident that could leave them with a crush injury. Crush injuries can range from mild to severe to even lethal, and they have a plethora of both long and short term effects that can temporarily or permanently alter a worker's health and well-being.

What OSHA violations do I need to watch out for?

As an employee in Connecticut, you need to constantly be aware of any violations at your workplace that may put you in danger. While most business owners do everything possible to protect their workers, you cannot trust that that will be the case at your job. You need to be vigilant and aware of the most common risks that can cause you injury or death. The Department of Labor details the most dangerous citations that you will need to avoid in order to stay safe.

How does workers’ compensation work?

If you get injured at work in Connecticut, you will start hearing about workers’ compensation. Most people know about this insurance but do not really know what it is or what it will offer them. HowStuffWorks defines it as insurance that an employer carries for employees to compensate them if they are injured while on the job.

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