I was injured at work. There was a witness. My contact at human resources assisted me with completing an incident report. I was on the clock and on the employer's premises when I was injured. Why won't the insurance company pay my benefits? Why am I waiting for medical treatment to be authorized?
The rather unusual Winter Storm Grayson was "one of the most intense western Atlantic winter storms in decades," according to the Weather Channel. It caused blizzard conditions and flooding in many areas along the East Coast. It dropped inches of snow on Connecticut and neighboring states.
Just in time for the holiday season, the American Heart Association issued updated guidelines on blood pressure, with the not-so-surprising result that more Americans are now considered to have high blood pressure. (Not surprising because when it comes to health, whether or not Americans are objectively "unhealthy," the American Heart Association isn't likely to adjust blood pressure guidelines in the opposite direction.)
Police officers, firemen, EMT's, and other municipal workers may be eligible for workers' compensation as a result of various injuries, such as hypertension.
First responders are on the front lines, dealing with traumatic events as they happen. Whether you are a firefighter, a paramedic or other type of first responder, you may encounter situations that are hard to handle and that put you under serious stress and strain.
Were you injured at work? Do you have an open workers' compensation claim? Are you active on social media? If you've answered yes to these questions, keep reading.
The simple answer is no. Even if you chose to work in a dangerous, high-stress job, you still have a right to workers' compensation if you are injured.
An accident can happen at any time when you work with heavy machinery, regardless of how careful you are. It is important to be prepared and know what you will need to do if you get into an accident on the job.
No, you cannot work a second job while collecting workers' compensation benefits. In early September, a woman in Waterbury was arrested for collecting $22,000 in workers' compensation benefits while allegedly working another job.
Many attorneys list on their websites that they handle workers' compensation claims. However, attorneys who are generalists may not have the focused experience necessary to handle every aspect of a claim and anticipate issues that can come up down the road.