Connecticut readers know that workers' compensation exists for the purpose of supporting men and women who suffer injuries in the workplace. It can also support individuals who become ill due to occupational exposure. If you are an employee, it is beneficial to know about your rights in the event of a workplace accident.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides standards and guidelines with which employers in all industries in Connecticut must comply to ensure employee safety. However, regardless of your employer's commitment to compliance, accidents will happen. Some injuries like head trauma and traumatic brain injuries, are not as apparent as open wounds and fractured bones, and they frequently remain undiagnosed for days or weeks -- sometimes months -- after the initial trauma to your head.
Motorcycle travel enjoyed a great resurgence as gasoline prices continued to rise over the past few years. You may be one of many who use this form of travel to commute to and from work, or you may simply be a Connecticut motorcycle enthusiast who loves the sound of a Harley Davidson and the feel of the wind while sailing down a highway on two wheels.
Whether you fell, had a car accident or were involved in some other sort of incident, you may or may not recall hitting your head or a blow to the head. You may have gone to the doctor for a thorough examination, received treatment for other injuries and then went home to get some rest.
Going about your daily activities may bring you a sense of comfort. Having a routine may allow you to plan your days or weeks ahead of time while also helping you reduce stress by staying on schedule. However, you cannot plan for every occurrence, and in some cases, you may find yourself involved in a serious accident that results in your suffering injuries.
Many Connecticut readers know that they could have a rightful claim to financial compensation through the workers' compensation system if they are hurt at work. You may be fully aware of your right to seek these benefits for a work-related injury, but you may not know that you could get these benefits for an occupational illness as well.
Being in a motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. While the damage to your vehicle may be severe, you might have walked away from the incident feeling as though you avoided the worst part by remaining healthy.
You may have heard about post-traumatic stress disorder when it comes to military personnel returning from war-torn countries, people who are victims of violent crimes and those involved in catastrophic events such as 9/11 or Hurricane Sandy.
Have you ever noticed there are days when you seem to have all your ducks in a row and everything seems to fall into place to bring your plans to fruition? (We'd all like to experience more of those days, right?) On the other hand, sometimes, no matter what you do, you just can't seem to get a handle on things, or worse, you've got your own act together but someone's negligence unexpectedly throws everything out of whack and turns a pleasant day into tragedy.
As an injured employee, you know how important it is to secure workers' compensation benefits. In your time of recovery, it can be difficult to manage your illness-related costs. When you are missing work and missing pay checks, these costs can take a significant toll on your Connecticut family.