Focus of recent CT workers’ comp bill is on first responders
The workers’ compensation realm in Connecticut is hardly a narrow universe largely confined to a few select industries and injuries. Indeed, we prominently note on our website at the proven pro-workers’ Morizio Law Firm in Stratford our lawyers’ handling of claims “stemming from a wide variety of work-related accidents.”
A representative bullet list of those claims points to an injury/accident sphere that is notably encompassing. Workers’ compensation claims broadly span the following terrain and more:
Construction accidents (everything from falls and burns to crush injuries, adverse vehicle-linked outcomes and additional injury catalysts)
- Industrial accidents (spotlighted by, but not limited to, injuries occurring in warehouses and factories)
- Motor vehicle accidents (legions of individuals are hurt in crashes that occur while in the scope of employment)
- Office accidents (e.g., repetitive injuries, stress from workplace threats or violence, and more)
And of course, there is this additional and quite prominent occupational field where workers are routinely susceptible to broad-based on-the-job accidents and injuries: the realm of first responders who safeguard public safety and act with dispatch in times of emergency.
That job sphere notably includes Connecticut police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers and other on-the-scene medical professionals, dispatchers, crisis-line operators and additional parties who save lives and otherwise mitigate injury outsides.
A recent legislative bill identifies those people and spotlights their important efforts. Specifically, as noted in one media account, it seeks “to expand the reach of the state’s first responder post-traumatic stress disorder presumptive law.”
We will have more to say about Senate Bill 231 in an upcoming blog post.