Stamford Workplace Injury Lawyer
The workplace is not always safe. Even when employees and employers take safety measures, accidents can happen. These accidents can result in serious injuries, from broken bones to neck injuries to brain injuries to paralysis.
Any part of the body can be injured in a workplace accident. An injury can affect your life in many ways. Dealing with one can be not only painful but costly. You need to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, but you don’t have to do it on your own. A Stamford workplace injury lawyer from Morizio Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your case.
Are You Eligible?
Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state. However, in general, there are several requirements that must be met:
- You are an employee. Part-time and full-time employees, temporary employees, and seasonal workers are all considered employees for workers’ compensation purposes. However, domestic workers, farm laborers, undocumented workers, independent contractors, and volunteers often do not qualify.
- You were injured while performing job-related duties. This may seem simple enough, but it’s not always cut and dry. There are gray areas, such as when accidents happen away from the job site but in connection with the job.
- Your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. Connecticut requires businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have at least one employee, regardless of the employee’s wage or employment status (part-time, full-time, etc.). Business owners, members of an LLC, corporate officers, sole proprietor, and independent contractors are not required to have workers’ compensation coverage.
What Are Common Workplace Injuries?
Here are some workplace injuries you should know about:
- Falls are especially common occupational hazards for construction workers. Unsafe work conditions, carelessness, and defective equipment can cause falls, resulting in broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Slips and falls are also common in some workplaces, such as restaurants and grocery stores.
- Repetitive motion injuries. These injuries are very common and occur when workers perform the same movements over and over again for an extended period of time. Repetitive motion injuries include carpal tunnel, tendinitis, and bursitis.
- Back injuries. More than one million workers suffer back injuries. They can occur in a variety of industries and often result from lifting, holding, lifting, or placing loads.
- Motor vehicle accidents. This is often a tricky area of workers’ compensation law. If the employee was engaged in work-related business at the time of an accident, then they can be compensated for injuries. However, commuting to and from work is not covered.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Today
Workplace injuries are often minor but can be debilitating, causing disabling injuries. It may take you a long time to recover from these injuries, so make sure you get the compensation you need to pay for replacement income and other expenses.
Count on Morizio Law Firm, P.C. to help you with physical and financial recovery for your workplace injuries. Our board-certified lawyer knows the ins and outs. Schedule a consultation with a Stamford workplace injury lawyer today by calling 475-338-3505.