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What is hand-arm vibration syndrome?

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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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Can I pursue compensation after suffering from hypertension?

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As a first responder, you work tirelessly to keep your community safe. But that also means that you often put your own physical well-being at risk to do so. And those long hours and stressful situations can take a major toll on your body. As a result, many first responders suffer from hypertension, which… Read More »

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Bridgeport owes workers’ comp pay to police officers

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The Connecticut Board of Labor Relations accused Bridgeport of acting in bad faith toward injured police officers. According to the Connecticut Post, the city owes money to more than 100 police officers for underpaying on workers’ compensation claims. Salary supplement provided injured officers more compensation A salary supplement was added to Bridgeport police officers’… Read More »

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First responders and work comp: 3 things to know

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With some jobs, it’s deceptively easy to think there is little risk of injury or illness. You go to work, do the job and leave. As a first responder, you know that isn’t true for you. The usual hazards are there, every day. And you can’t predict all the potential dangers you will encounter… Read More »

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How pre-existing conditions can affect workers’ compensation

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If you receive an injury and require workers’ compensation, your employer and their attorney can attempt to find various loopholes in the situation to avoid paying for maximum coverage. They know how much injuries can cost their business and insurance company, and unfortunately the survival of their business can take priority over you recovering… Read More »

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What Connecticut jobs have the highest risk of hearing loss?

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Most work compensation cases often involve skeletal or muscular injuries that impact the employee’s ability to move. While the worker can continue at their job after recovering or adjusting to their disability, it can be especially harder for victims that suffer a loss of hearing. The ability to hear is crucial for a job… Read More »

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How hospital workers are affected by RSI

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Working in a hospital means you are susceptible to various illnesses and diseases. However, you may also be at risk for injury from lifting or repositioning patients when needed. These repetitive tasks can take their toll and eventually cause what’s known as repetitive strain injury (RSI). What is an RSI? An RSI is caused… Read More »

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How PPE protects against construction injuries

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Working in construction can be noisy, exhausting and hazardous. You are subject to potential dangers, such as loss of hearing or eyesight, falls, burns and other injuries. Thankfully, using personal protective equipment (PPE) can help reduce the risk of injury in the construction site. How does PPE keep you safe in the construction site?… Read More »

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Do you know the common causes of EMT injuries?

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Working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) is a dangerous job, requiring you to bravely put yourself in critical medical situations every day. It’s no coincidence that EMTs suffer injuries more often than other occupations, according to the CDC. Over 22,000 emergency services personnel visit emergency rooms each year after getting hurt on the… Read More »

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What to know about spinal cord injuries as a construction worker

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You’re at work on a construction site when suddenly things go terribly wrong. You find yourself on the ground with pain radiating from your neck and back. When you arrive at the emergency room, the doctor informs you that you have sustained a spinal cord injury. What are spinal cord injuries? Are they treatable?… Read More »

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