If you or a loved one are employed in a job known to have a higher-than-average risk of serious injuries, you will no doubt want to keep a pulse on workplace safety issues and reported incidents in the area. The Connecticut Economic Digest recently published data about the number of people who have died as a result of work-related situations or factors in 2015 and 2016.
Connecticut construction workers like you often work in extremely hazardous environments. Not only can equipment be dangerous to work around even when you're using it properly, but accidents can happen and mistakes can be made. Here are some common hazards to keep an eye out for.
If you have become ill due to a situation or the environment at your workplace or perhaps have been injured in an on-the-job accident in Connecticut, you will want to know about how you can file for workers' compensation benefits. According to the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, any new claim for these benefits for an occupational disease must be submitted within 36 months of when your first symptom appeared. Any new claim for these benefits for an injury must be submitted within 12 months of the date on which the injury happened.
Some of the most tragic injury cases we see at Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C., involve burns. Whether someone was injured in a house fire, by a faulty product or another cause, burns can be one of the most terrifying and painful experiences one can have. Hopefully, you will never suffer from a severe burn, but it is important for you and other Connecticut residents to understand the facts surrounding this serious type of injury.
When you go shopping in Connecticut, you usually do not expect to incur an injury. You might easily encounter hazards at a store, though. We at Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August and Butler, P.C., understand it is important for you to know what these hazards are.
If you are a Connecticut resident who receives an injury this winter as the result of falling on someone else’s property, you may wish to consider suing the property owner to recover money damages for your injury. FindLaw explains that a slip-and-fall accident is one in which you sustain an injury as the result of such things as the following:
When workers in Connecticut clock in for the day, they expect to be greeted with a safe environment. However, workplace hazards can exist in any job. Knowing how to identify the core or root hazards in one's place of work can do wonders when it comes to preventative actions to avoid accidents.
This winter, your space heater may seem like your best friend. Space heaters are effective and convenient for heating one room at a time and reducing utility costs in our harsh Connecticut winters. However, at Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C., we feel it is important to let you know about the dangers of operating a space heater improperly or using a faulty heater.
As the saying goes, winter is coming. For you and other Connecticut residents, this means months of dealing with snow, slush and ice – not only when you are driving, but anywhere you walk. Falls make up a significant portion of personal injury claims, since it is so easy to trip or slip, especially when the walking conditions are less than ideal.
If you are the parent or guardian of a minor child in Connecticut, you know that horrible feeling you get when you hear about a child being injured or killed. When those things involve products that were perhaps defective or unsafe in some way, your feelings may involve anger as well as sadness and grief. The companies that manufacture products designed for use on or by children and babies have a responsibility to deliver safe products.