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Common reasons workers' comp claims are denied

Having your workers' compensation claim denied is stressful and can put you in a really tough spot. Medical bills are piling up, you've lost wages from not being able to work and you're in desperate need of compensation. When a claim is denied, typically you'll receive a letter detailing the reason why. If you believe the ruling was unfair or made in error, you have the opportunity to appeal the denial.

Tips that can help prevent a workplace accident in Connecticut

Staying safe in the workplace is of the utmost importance. It is all too easy for employees to be injured while on the job, especially in hazardous careers like construction where the most injuries are often reported. These tips can help people to stay safe and keep from being injured.

Connecticut man's on-the-job death ruled accidental

Factories, warehouses, and construction sites are notorious for workplace injuries. The work environment can be a dangerous place, which is a risk that many employees within certain industries accept. However, there is a degree of risk to expect and a certain degree not to expect. It is when the unanticipated happens that your life can be changed forever.

Connecticut work accident kills one, injures another

Millions of employees are injured at work each year and thousands of work accidents result in serious injuries and death. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries. In death cases, work families may be entitled to compensation.

Federal investigators push for Metro-North to protect workers

A Metro-North Track Foreman was recently killed when he was struck by a New York-bound train that was traveling about 70 mph. The Track Foreman was doing construction work at the site of a new train station when he was struck.

Connecticut Metro-North employee struck by train

A 52-year-old Metro-North employee began his work day just like any other day. He had been working on the West Haven tracks of the under-construction train station all morning, when around noon, a New York City-bound train hit him. The last time a Metro-North employee was killed in a workplace accident was in 2009, when a signal maintainer was hit by a New Haven line train.

Report: Small Construction Companies Underreport Worker Injuries

A report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) suggests that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) may underestimate the number of construction injuries which occur annually in the U.S. This may be especially true for injuries which occur within small construction companies of 10 or fewer employees. As injury data informs the evolution of safety regulations, this underreporting will likely have an adverse effect on worker safety.

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