After a workplace injury in Connecticut, you may focus mainly on getting better and healing in the short term. The workers' compensation system also has this focus. There is not a lot of thought that goes into long-term effects of an injury beyond the physical healing. However, you may experience long-term effects even after you have healed physically and can return to work.
Connecticut’s nurses face some of the state’s most hazardous working conditions, and if you are among them, you may understand all too well that aches, pains and illness are all par for the course in your profession. While working around ailing or injured people presents obvious health hazards, today’s nurses are also increasingly facing another type of occupational hazard: violence.
Construction sites across Connecticut undergo constant change, and when workers are regularly erecting and dismantling construction-related equipment and infrastructure, mistakes and accidents can occur. Working on or around scaffolds, specifically, presents clear occupational risks, and the injuries that can result from scaffolding-involved accidents can prove quite serious and even deadly. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we understand how devastating the effects of scaffolding accidents often are, and we have helped many workers who suffered injuries in such accidents pursue solutions that meet their needs.
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.
Folks in New Haven and around the state of Connecticut are keeping a close watch on state lawmakers as the fallout from the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history still settles to earth.