Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Stratford Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Free Consultation Available 866-225-9496 Hablamos Español

Category Archives: Workers’ Comp Injuries

Save a worker: Know the stages of heat stress

By Morizio Law Firm |

As the mercury climbs on hot summer days, so too does the risk of heat-related illness. As a construction worker, you could drop a tool because of a sweaty palm or collapse from heat stroke while digging a trench on a 100-degree day. For your sake and the sake of your co-workers, learn what… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Fatigue on the force

By Morizio Law Firm |

As a police officer, you know better than anyone that you hold one of the most hazardous jobs in the U.S. According to the FBI, 118 police officers were killed in the U.S. in 2016. Another 57,180 officers experienced assault, of which 28.9% were injured. You face those numbers every day that you report… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Opioids may prolong return to work after lower back injuries

By Morizio Law Firm |

The opioid epidemic is proof that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to managing pain. Opioids work for some people. For others, they don’t. Opioids become addictive for some people. For others, they don’t. And of those who struggle with addiction – even when they’ve recovered from their original injuries – there are still others who… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Eye injuries a danger on the job

By Morizio Law Firm |

Keeping one’s eyes safe on the job is important for people in Connecticut dealing with hazardous tasks and substances. However, even for workers in offices, eye safety can be a priority and a matter for action as eye injuries in the workplace can be costly and devastating. There are over 20,000 injuries to workers’… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Report shows decrease in tree care worker deaths in 2017

By Morizio Law Firm |

According to a new report from the Tree Care Industry Association, 2017 saw a 22 percent decrease in tree care worker fatalities and a 16 percent decrease in worker injuries. Out of 129 incident reports that researchers analyzed, 72 involved fatalities. This is an improvement from 2016, when 153 incidents occurred, 92 of them… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

GAO reports on meatpacking industry safety concerns

By Morizio Law Firm |

The Government Accountability Office issued a report in November 2017 concerning the safety concerns of meat and poultry workers. Workers in this industry in Connecticut should be aware of what the report states as well as what OSHA’s response to it was. The report first of all recommends that OSHA, together with NIOSH and… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

How workers can stay safe when it’s cold

By Morizio Law Firm |

Connecticut workers often have to put up with cold or wet conditions. When a person’s body temperature drops to 95 degrees, a person is said to have contracted hypothermia. If a person is not able to get warm, it could result in significant injury or death. Frostbite occurs when tissue is frozen, and amputation… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

OSHA has fewer workers during Trump era

By Morizio Law Firm |

Connecticut workers may have fewer opportunities to report safety violations than they did when President Trump took office. According to a Freedom of Information Act request, OSHA has lost 40 employees during Trump’s first term. This is part of an overall trend that saw 16,000 fewer federal government workers in September 2017 compared to… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn