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How Does Workers’ Compensation Handle Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs)?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Most of the time, when someone thinks about injuries that happen on the job, that may be eligible for workers’ compensation, one thinks about a fall or other physical injury caused by negligence. However, work injuries can be more gradual, and nowhere is this more common than in dealing with repetitive stress injuries (RSIs),… Read More »

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Does Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover Mental Health Problems?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Normally, workers’ compensation insurance only tends to cover injuries and occupational diseases that affect employees physically. However, there are exceptional circumstances where an injured employee may be able to apply for benefits when their injury is mental or emotional in nature – for example, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is important to… Read More »

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How Employers and Insurance Companies Use Surveillance Video to Disprove Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Morizio Law Firm |

You may have heard stories about employers or insurance companies using surveillance video to prove an employee is not seriously injured and therefore entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These are not just stories. It is, in fact, a common practice in workers’ compensation cases, particularly when an employee is found to be totally disabled… Read More »

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What Happens If I Fail to Provide Formal Notice of a Workers’ Compensation Claim Before the Deadline Expires?

By Morizio Law Firm |

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you need to act promptly to secure your rights under Connecticut workers’ compensation law. Specifically, you need to file a notice of claim–known as a Form 30C–within one year of the accident. This notice is sent both to your employer and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission…. Read More »

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California Judge Finds Uber, Lyft Drivers Are “Employees” Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Morizio Law Firm |

Virtually every employee in Connecticut is covered by workers’ compensation. The critical word here is “employee.” As a general rule, individuals who operate as “independent contractors” are not considered employees of the businesses they perform work for. So if you are a freelancer, for example, you are not covered by your client’s workers’ compensation… Read More »

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What Happens if a Connecticut Employer Fails to Respond to a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Morizio Law Firm |

The first step in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is to actually file a claim. Specifically, an employee must file a Form 30C with their employer and the Workers’ Compensation Commission. This form provides basic details regarding the claimed injury. Once the employer receives the Form 30C, it then has 28 days to file its… Read More »

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What Happens When a Connecticut Employer Allows Their Workers’ Compensation Insurance to Expire?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Most Connecticut employers rely on workers’ compensation insurance to pay any benefits owed to injured workers. If the employer does not have such insurance, that certainly does not relieve them of their obligation to the injured employee. Not only is the employer personally liable for such benefits, but the business itself may face additional… Read More »

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Governor Lamont Extends Workers’ Compensation Coverage to Workers Who Contracted COVID-19

By Morizio Law Firm |

Following months of public calls to take such action, Gov. Ned Lamont finally issued an executive order on July 24 to help workers who contracted COVID-19 while on the job obtain workers’ compensation benefits. The governor’s order–known as Executive Order No. 7JJJ–creates what is known in the law as a “rebuttable presumption.” This means… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer Even If I Received Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Morizio Law Firm |

You often hear that workers’ compensation provides an “exclusive remedy” for employees injured on the job. But what exactly does this mean? Essentially, the State of Connecticut has decided that workplace injuries should be subject to workers’ compensation rather than traditional tort litigation. In other words, you cannot sue your employer for causing the… Read More »

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Can I Choose My Own Doctor and Still Receive CT Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Workers’ compensation law requires your employer to pay for any “necessary and appropriate medical treatment” arising from a work-related accident or injury. But does this mean your employer has to pay any medical bills that you present? Or does the employer have a say in who actually provides you with medical care. Basically, when… Read More »

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