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Office Parties Can Lead To Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Morizio Law Firm |

The holiday season is a time for most people to relax a little, and to unwind from the stresses of what may be a long year. Office parties are the highlight of the period for many – especially after a two-year stretch of isolation in many industries. Sometimes, though, the party can go a… Read More »

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Repetitive Stress Injuries In Connecticut Workplaces

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There are many different types of injuries that may be compensable under Connecticut workers’ compensation law, with some being more easily diagnosable than others. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are a type of injury that is very common in the workplace, but is very difficult to actually diagnose and compensate simply because it is difficult… Read More »

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Employer Retaliation After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Morizio Law Firm |

If you work for an employer who carries workers’ compensation coverage, and you are injured on the job, you have the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. In all but the rarest situations, workers’ compensation is seen as the exclusive remedy for on-the-job injuries, meaning that a worker cannot sue or pursue other… Read More »

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Legislative Update: Findings Not Made Cannot Be Upheld

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A recent case from the Appellate Court of Connecticut establishes a firm reminder that findings of work capacity or maximum medical improvement must officially be made by a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner before they can be relied upon during an appeal or on remand to a lower court. The defendants in the case of Arrico… Read More »

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Law Regulating Work From Home Injuries Passed In Ohio

By Morizio Law Firm |

A recent bill passed in Ohio may change that state’s laws around worker pay and benefits permanently, and lawmakers in other states are watching to see the effects. In June 2022, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 477, which amended Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws to address issues facing those who work at home. Ohio’s… Read More »

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Legislative Update: “Substantial Compliance” May Be Enough

By Morizio Law Firm |

A recent case decided by the Appellate Court of Connecticut deals with the issue of proper notice required in a Connecticut workers’ compensation claim. The defendant in Fieldhouse v. Regency Coachworks, Inc., et al. (2022) sought to appeal the decision of the state’s Compensation Review Board, which allowed the plaintiff’s workers’ compensation claim to… Read More »

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Connecticut Warehouse Workers Face Increased Dangers

By Morizio Law Firm |

In the last few years, U.S. commerce has undergone a major restructuring, with many stores ramping up their online presence during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with increased demand for online shopping comes the demand for more warehouse and shipping personnel – and while some companies are taking all due precautions for their… Read More »

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Legislative Update: Exclusivity Provision Bars Bad Faith Claims

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A recent case from the Connecticut Supreme Court reaffirms a time-honored principle of workers’ compensation law in stating that claims for alleged bad faith processing of a workers’ compensation claim are barred by the “exclusive remedy” provision of the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA). The plaintiff in Desmond v Yale-New Haven Hospital, Inc., et… Read More »

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Trench-Related Deaths Climb In 2022

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Trench excavation is a somewhat unusual vocation, but it is a crucial one, removing any material that would prevent foundations for structures like basements or bridges from being built. That said, it is one of the most hazardous occupations one can have in the United States, and in recent weeks and months, this has… Read More »

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Cooperation Between Doctors and Lawyers Is Key in Defending the Rights of Injured Workers

By Morizio Law Firm |

In Connecticut, when you’ve been injured at work, experts recommend retaining a workers’ compensation attorney because Connecticut’s workers’ compensation laws are nuanced and complex. But while the decision to retain the services of a workers’ compensation attorney may seem like common sense, it can be far more difficult to know when to bring a… Read More »

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