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Should Connecticut Law Cover Medical Marijuana?

By Morizio Law Firm |

As of May 2021, 36 states and 4 territories allow use of cannabis products for medical reasons, though which ‘medical reasons’ do vary from state to state. However, the proverbial jury is still out on whether workers’ compensation systems should cover the cost of cannabis products. Different courts have ruled in different ways, but… Read More »

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The Automation Of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Morizio Law Firm |

A plaintiff injured at work, who files for workers’ compensation, wants the process to be simple and smooth – after all, they want to focus more on healing than on having to deal with layers of bureaucracy at one’s insurer. Historically, it has been hit-and-miss dealing with your employer’s workers compensation insurer. No insurance… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation In The Connecticut Construction Industry

By Morizio Law Firm |

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States today, with roughly 20 percent of all fatal workplace accidents occurring in that industry, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). If you work in the construction industry, your odds of injury at work are unfortunately higher than workers in… Read More »

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New Law Passed Extending PTSD Coverage For First Responders

By Morizio Law Firm |

In 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed a law extending coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) coverage to police and firefighters. On June 30, 2021, Lamont signed an extension to the law that permits coverage for paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), emergency dispatchers and correction officers. This is an exception to Connecticut’s normal laws… Read More »

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What Is ‘Maximum Medical Improvement?’

By Morizio Law Firm |

In workers’ compensation cases, it is common to hear the term ‘maximum medical improvement’ (MMI), which is the point at which a work-related injury is unlikely to ever heal any further. MMI is an important metric for an injured worker, because once a medical professional holds that MMI has been reached, the worker can… Read More »

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Can I Collect Social Security Disability Benefits If My Work Injury Is Permanent?

By Morizio Law Firm |

If someone sustains a severe injury while at work, they can file a claim under their employer’s workers’ compensation coverage so that they can focus on recovering first and foremost. However, if the disability is too serious to allow a return to work, the procedure for seeking and claiming benefits may differ. This is… Read More »

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Can I Ever Sue My Employer For A Work Injury?

By Morizio Law Firm |

When you are injured on the job, you are generally expected to seek help for that injury through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. An injured worker has the right to reasonable medical care, as well as wage-loss benefits designed to cover expenses during the worker’s period of recovery. In exchange for that care, you… Read More »

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Are Injuries On A Break Still Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Workers’ compensation covers any injury sustained in the course and scope of one’s employment. However, there are moments where someone’s status – in terms of whether they are “at work” or not – is up for debate, which can throw a workers’ compensation claim into doubt. One of the most common scenarios is when… Read More »

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Auto Accidents On The Job

By Morizio Law Firm |

When a worker is hurt on the job, it is generally assumed that their injury will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance (assuming that their employer has coverage) because it happened on their employer’s premises. However, not every work injury happens at work—sometimes workers may have to leave the premises as a part of… Read More »

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation If I Catch COVID-19 On The Job?

By Morizio Law Firm |

It has been nearly a year since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to appear in the United States. Throughout the entire period, employers have had to adjust on the fly to balance the needs of their businesses with the welfare of their employees, though some employers have instead simply cut… Read More »

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