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Worker’s Compensation Coverage and Benefits

Worker suffering after on-the-job injury

Worker’s  compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured at work. The Worker’s  Compensation Commission (WCC) administers the worker’s  compensation laws of Connecticut. The goal is to ensure that workers injured on the job receive prompt payment of lost work time benefits and attendant medical expenses. Workers’ compensation is also a benefit system designed to help workers who have incurred sickness due to their work conditions or environment. What Does Worker’s  Compensation Cover? Medical treatment and expenses: Worker’s comp insurance provides coverage to help employees pay for medical expenses related to a work-related injury...

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9 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been in an accident and obtained a serious  injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the person/ company responsible for the accident or injury. To help your case, avoid making common mistakes when filing a claim. The following are some of the common mistakes people make in injury claims: Not calling the police: This is especially applicable to car accident claims. If the negligent party or driver denies liability, you may have a difficult time proving your case. A police officer on the scene of the accident, will interview all involved parties and witnesses, record...

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Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury accidents commonly occur. These accidents often seriously effect the victim’s life through serious injuries, property damage, loss of wages etc. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to recovering the highest rightful compensation for the injuries you received. One of the most critical factors for getting maximum compensation for your injury accident is knowing all of the types of damages that are available to you. Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed as Compensation Depending on the circumstances of the case, different types of damages can be claimed. These include: Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are the damages that are awarded to...

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Tips to Remember When Suing a Retail Store for Injuries

Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply ill, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Slip and fall accidents may result in hip fractures, shoulder and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc. When an accident happens, there are basic steps to take no matter where you are. The first step is getting medical assistance as soon as you have been...

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The Link Between Slip and Fall Accidents and Brain Injuries

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of most any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can change the way you live your life for the rest of your life. Any area of the brain can be affected, so these kinds of injuries may impact your sight, hearing, speaking, short term and long term memory, sense of smell, sense of taste,...

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Injuries Due to Sporting Goods Store Negligence

The American Medical Association, and almost all medical professionals, will tell you that it’s imperative that we move our bodies to stay healthy. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, mountain climbing or simply dancing to your favorite music, we need specific clothing and sports equipment to accomplish our goals. Accordingly, the best place to shop may be a sporting goods store. Although sporting goods stores are fun to visit, they are also places where accidents happen. Accidents in any store can be the result of many things such as inventory that has fallen off a shelf and onto the floor or accidental...

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What to Expect From Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting injured and having to endure the accompanying physical and emotional pain and suffering can be extremely stressful. If you are thinking about hiring a lawyer to help you get justice and receive compensation, you will want to find someone who is the right fit for you and any potential lawsuit you may file. Below are some qualities that are important when looking for the right legal counsel. Communication: Your attorney should provide a basic description of your claim and inform you beforehand of any potential pitfalls, how those pitfalls will be handled, and the procedures, protocol and deadlines involved...

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