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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation If I Catch COVID-19 On The Job?

By Morizio Law Firm |

It has been nearly a year since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to appear in the United States. Throughout the entire period, employers have had to adjust on the fly to balance the needs of their businesses with the welfare of their employees, though some employers have instead simply cut… Read More »

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What Happens When A Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

By Morizio Law Firm |

Most of the time, when you are injured on the job, you expect that you will be able to receive care under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage. However, sometimes a valid claim may be denied due to mistake or due to your employer’s insurer doubting the truth of how you were injured, among… Read More »

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Does Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Provide Death Benefits?

By Morizio Law Firm |

No one wants to contemplate the possibility of death on the job, but it can happen. Several of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most dangerous jobs are represented in Connecticut, from loggers to roofers to construction workers, and if you work in this kind of occupation, it is not out of the realm of… Read More »

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Worker Classification Determines Workers’ Compensation

By Morizio Law Firm |

During the end of the 2010s, more and more employers have shifted their workers away from being full employees to being contractors or part-time staff. Ostensibly this is done to save on overhead, but the fallout for workers is very real. Connecticut law does not guarantee workers’ compensation benefits to anyone except employees, and… Read More »

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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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