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What types of burns can Connecticut workers suffer?

A minor burn can be an irritation that a person must live with until it heals. Some people suffer burns when they stay in the sun for too long without skin protection, and others have made the painful mistake of grabbing hot pans without pads for their hands. Burns can be suffered in many different ways, and workers are susceptible to burns from many different sources.

Get legal help when preparing a workers' compensation appeal

To an injured worker, a claim for workers' compensation benefits may be clear. If their injury happened while they were on the job, doing tasks that were assigned to them by their employer, they may fail to see how their claim could possibly be denied. However, it is an unfortunate fact that some Connecticut workers experience just this dilemma when their claims are rejected, leaving them with no financial support.

How long does an injured worker have to file for workers' comp?

After suffering a workplace injury, a New Haven resident must report their harm to their employer. The reporting should be immediate, but if the worker must seek immediate medical attention to preserve their health and welfare, the reporting may be slightly delayed. Non-emergency incidents should be reported immediately, and workers who delay in the reporting of their harm may face challenges later on when they work to receive workers' compensation benefits.

There are many reasons that workers' comp claims are rejected

An on-the-job injury can force a New Haven resident to miss time from work and to lose the pay they need to meet their obligations. When such accidents and incidents happen, workers may have options to seek workers' compensation to get relatively quick payments to keep them going until they can get back to their jobs.

What is an inhalation injury?

Thousands of times each day, Connecticut residents engage in breathing even when they are not aware of doing so. The body of a healthy individual prompts the person to take inhalations and exhalations to provide the system with the oxygen it needs and to rid it of the substances it must release. Breathing is a necessary part of maintaining life, and when it is compromised, a person's health can quickly deteriorate.

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