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March 2017 Archives

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.

5 ways a brain injury affects you in the long-term

The last thing you remember is being struck from the side by a large vehicle. You wake up in a hospital, and you try to talk to those around you. The words come out slow, and you struggle to understand what they're telling you. You have a brain injury, and your life has changed significantly.

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.

Shopping carts can pose a real risk to kids

Every year children in Connecticut and all over the nation are injured while riding in shopping carts. Despite manufacturer claims of safety, shopping carts still pose a significant risk, especially when parents aren’t vigilant. While it may be impossible to prevent an accident from occurring, there are steps that can be taken to greatly reduce the risk of serious injury.

A better way to diagnose and treat children with concussions

It's inevitable that, in the course of growing up, a child should experience a few knocks on the head. Often, parents scurry their children to the doctor's office where they undergo a computed topography (CT) scan to assess the severity of the damage and figure out treatment and next steps.

How will your personal injury settlement be taxed?

If you have suffered from a severe personal injury as a result of a car crash or other accident in Connecticut, you probably want to seek damages from the responsible party to pay for medical expenses, loss of income and other financial burdens arising from the incident. Before heading to court, however, it is a good idea to understand how the Internal Revenue Service may view any legal settlements.

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