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Federal Legislation Could Provide Compensation for COVID-19 Front-line Workers

By Morizio Law Firm |

Even as Connecticut officials face increasing calls to extend workers’ compensation benefits to individuals caught on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of Congress have taken the first steps towards establishing a nationwide fund to help essential employees. On May 15, legislators introduced the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act in the U.S. Senate… Read More »

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Lawmakers, Labor Leaders Call on Gov. Lamont to Expand Workers’ Compensation Protections to COVID-19 Victims

By Morizio Law Firm |

Even with unprecedented “social distancing” measures in place, many Connecticut workers still face daily exposure to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Indeed, as of April 22, there have been more than 64,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases–and over 1,400 associated deaths– in Connecticut alone, This has prompted calls from state lawmakers and labor leaders to ensure that… Read More »

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Are You a Police Officer or Firefighter Who Developed Heart Disease While On the Job? You May Be Entitled to Special Compensation

By Morizio Law Firm |

A successful workers’ compensation claim generally requires proof of “causation,” i.e., that the employee’s injury or illness arose out of and in the course of their employment. Put another way, your employer does not have to compensate you for injuries or illnesses that you develop outside of work. This does not necessarily mean that… Read More »

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How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Rights?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Connecticut workers, like millions of those across the U.S., are understandably concerned right now about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their health, livelihood and financial security. But what if you are among those required to work during the nationwide quarantine and are injured or contract the virus on the job? What if… Read More »

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Just how prevalent are workplace accidents/injuries?

By Morizio Law Firm |

We suspect at Morizio Law Firm that virtually every one of our readers across Connecticut can weigh in with the correct answer to today’s above-posed blog headline query. The bottom line: Workers in just about every industry and job type employed in Connecticut and nationally are routinely exposed to on-the-job risks that can turn… Read More »

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Would-be Connecticut law spotlights first responders, PTSD

By Morizio Law Firm |

We acquainted readers with a key piece of pending Connecticut legislation focused upon a select band of state workers in our immediately preceding blog spot. Our March 13 Morizio Law Firm entry spotlighted Senate Bill 231, a would-be law that is currently working its way through the state’s General Assembly. The particulars of SB… Read More »

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Focus of recent CT workers’ comp bill is on first responders

By Morizio Law Firm |

The workers’ compensation realm in Connecticut is hardly a narrow universe largely confined to a few select industries and injuries. Indeed, we prominently note on our website at the proven pro-workers’ Morizio Law Firm in Stratford our lawyers’ handling of claims “stemming from a wide variety of work-related accidents.” A representative bullet list of… Read More »

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Is offshore maritime work getting more dangerous?

By Morizio Law Firm |

The workplace accident realm in Connecticut and nationally is unquestionably expansive. We duly note that at the established pro-workers’ Morizio Law Firm in Stratford. We underscore on the firm’s website our impassioned and proven advocacy of injured employees and their families following accidents in diverse work environments. Those range broadly from the construction industry… Read More »

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Pursuing comprehensive benefits following a workplace injury

By Morizio Law Firm |

Many – candidly, most – on-the-job protections that exist to safeguard the health and safety of workers in Connecticut and nationally were hard-earned achievements earned over time by America’s vast and diverse labor force. That is, the work environments of past eras did not remotely resemble today’s employment venues. A vast array of federal,… Read More »

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What is hand-arm vibration syndrome?

By Morizio Law Firm |

If you work in construction or deal with power tools and heavy machinery on a daily basis, you no doubt experience vibration exposure from time to time, if not every day. But continuous vibration exposure can have an adverse effect on your health if you aren’t careful. Types of vibration injuries One of the… Read More »

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