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Understanding occupational hearing loss

Are you finding that lately, you are constantly having to ask people to repeat themselves? Many think that hearing loss is something that just happens over time. However, many of those in New Haven that we here at The Law Office of George H. Romania have worked with have been shocked to discover that their jobs may be why they have become hard of hearing. Much like with a harmful chemical or substance, over-exposure to noise in the workplace can eventually take a toll on you and your ears. Occupational hearing loss may entitle you to workers' compensation to help pay for its affects. 

Connecticut's evolving workers' compensation laws

When it comes to work injuries, many connect accidents with industries such as construction or oil companies. However, a plethora of different industries across the nation also see a substantial number of accidents ranging from mild mishaps to fatal tragedies. Connecticut's workers' compensation laws continually change to best meet the needs of workers, with the common goal of getting employees back to good health and back to the job. 

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.

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