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April 2018 Archives

Annual Connecticut ceremony reminds of construction work perils

It is common knowledge that construction is one of the most dangerous types of work a person can do for a living, particularly commercial construction. When something goes wrong on a construction site, the results can be personal injury or even death. Folks in Connecticut have been reminded of this every year for the past three decades, when they mark the anniversary of the worst construction accident in state history.

Fighting for injured workers in Connecticut

When one is injured on the job, the only way they will be able to recover medical expenses and lost wages is typically by filing a claim through workers' compensation. Although, it may sound straightforward, filing a workers' compensation claim is not always as clear-cut as it may seem. This is largely due to the fact that when one makes a workers' comp claim, they are essentially making an insurance claim.

In Connecticut, hospitals more dangerous than construction sites

Unfortunately, a car accident can be devastating, forever changing the lives of drivers, passengers and their families. When the circumstances surrounding an accident point to a head-on collision or one vehicle crossing a center line, the nature of the crash can be horrific, resulting in substantial personal injury or even death. Sometimes such accidents can be avoided, but in other instances, avoidance is not possible, which only served to compound the tragedy.

Connecticut not shifting workers' compensation burden to SSDI

Residents who are injured doing their jobs generally must rely on the workers' compensation system for medical and financial assistance. In some cases though, the workers' compensation benefits may not be sufficient to cover the lost wages or meet the financial needs of the injured employee. In such instances, an injured or disabled worker may also be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from the federal government.

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