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There is and always has been a certain percentage of workers compensation claimants that think their on the job injury is a ticket to Easy Street. More often than not, however, this is not the case. And in those cases that do settle for large sums, the injured worker has suffered catastrophic injuries, been gravely disfigured, or will never be able to return to gainful employment. It’s a trade off I suspect most people would…
UPS Workers Compensation Lawyer for Work Injury Claims in Connecticut United Parcel Service (UPS) is the largest package delivery company in the world. With more than 400,000 employees, UPS, also referred to as “Brown” because of its trademark brown delivery trucks and uniforms, is everywhere. If you’re looking for a UPS workers compensation attorney in Connecticut with experience helping injured UPS employees, please consider the Connecticut Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of James F.…
NEW SPOTLIGHT ON NURSE WORKPLACE INJURIES “Nursing: A Profession in Peril,” a five-part series of reports by consumer watchdog group Public Citizen being released over the spring and summer 2015, explores injuries to healthcare workers, potential methods to reduce these injuries, the policy positions of stakeholders and potential solutions. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data show healthcare workers perennially suffer more injuries — requiring time away from work — than those of any other profession, and many of…
United Technologies employs thousands of employees in Connecticut. UTC workers get injured at the main plant in East Hartford, at Pratt & Whitney Middletown, at Hamilton Sunstrand in Windsor Locks and at Otis Elevator in Farmington and Plainville. Common East Hartford Job injuries at Pratt and Whitney include back sprains, herniated discs, neck injuries, torn rotator cuffs, shoulder injuries and knee and hip claims. We have over 30 years’ experience working with injured Pratt and…
Repetitive trauma injuries accumulate over time and often result in severe injuries for construction. Construction workers operate in hostile environments where life-changing accidents are common, but cumulative stress injuries caused by repetitive motion, exposure to toxins, vibrations, loud noises, or sustained positions can be just as debilitating. Cumulative Trauma Explained Cumulative trauma refers to a series of small injuries or prolonged exposure to a hazardous environment or physically demanding work that can accumulate into life-altering…
Did the injury occur at work? The answer to why an employer would dispute a workers’ comp claim is simple and boils down to a single five letter word: money. Like any other type of insurance product, employers pay premiums to provide workers’ compensation benefits to workers (in most states, this is mandatory). Premium amounts are directly affected when injured workers file for benefits. Premium Costs Logically, the more workers’ comp claims that are filed,…
I was injured at work in Connecticut. There was a witness. My contact at human resources assisted me with completing an incident report. I was on the clock and on the employer’s premises when I was injured. Why won’t the insurance company pay my benefits? Why am I waiting for medical treatment to be authorized? What appear to be the most frequently asked questions by injured workers immediately following a work injury become increasingly…
Sacroiliac joint Injuries Overview Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is felt in the low back and buttocks. The pain is caused by damage or injury to the joint between the spine and hip. Sacroiliac pain can mimic other conditions, such as a herniated disc or hip problem. Accurate diagnosis is important to determine the source of pain. Physical therapy, stretching exercises, pain medication, and joint injections are used first to manage the symptoms. Surgery to fuse…
Amazon is one of the largest employers in the Connecticut As a global leader in the shopping and deliver logistics, Amazon employs a wide range of people in Connecticut from ooffice professionals, to drivers, to package handlers. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are a major issue at every company. If you are an Amazon employee who was hurt while on the job, whether you were working on the road, on the plant floor or in the office,…