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Slip-and-fall accidents at work

There are many different risks that can result in a job-related accident. Whether someone becomes injured while working on a construction site or an office worker develops problems due to repetitive strain, there are many ways that people are hurt while carrying out their job duties. These injuries can make life very hard and may lead to a host of problems, from financial hardship to physical pain and career-related problems. Moreover, some accidents may catch a worker and an entire company off-guard, such as a slip-and-fall accident that nobody anticipated. If you were hurt in such an accident, it is crucial to understand what your options are.

Detailing "The Fatal Four"

A good number of New Haven residents find a great deal of personal satisfaction in their careers as construction workers. There is good reason for such contentment; construction workers play a vital role in community development. Yet for all of the rewards that a career in the construction industry offers, it is also rife with risks. Construction routinely ranks at or near the top of the list of the most dangerous professions. Indeed, according to statistics shared by The Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, one in 10 construction workers are injured on the job every year. 

Defining "employees" in Connecticut

No matter the nature of the work you do in New Haven, you likely head to your job each morning confident local laws ensure that you will be protected financially should something happen to you. The first question that we here at The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC field from clients is whether or not the expenses from their workplace injuries will be covered by workers' compensation. If you have the same concern, the question you should be considering is does your employment status qualify you for such benefits? 

Ladders falls and other construction hazards

In work spaces across the country, employees are injured or even lose their lives in many ways. Unfortunately, the construction industry can be especially devastating for those who work in high places or are required to use dangerous machinery. For many construction workers, falls are a major concern and may be even more likely during the winter months when ice, heavy rainfall, fog, and strong winds can be problematic. Moreover, many construction workers are injured when they fall off of a ladder. From broken bones to other injuries that require time away from work, the impact of a ladder fall can be devastating from a physical and financial point of view.

Does workers’ comp cover carpal tunnel injuries?

If you work as a typist, construction worker or even a barista in Connecticut, you could be a candidate for a wrist injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, anyone who uses their hands to do the same task over and over is at risk of experiencing a repetitive stress injury. 

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.  

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