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Collapsed bridge highlights work in Connecticut

It would be hard for any resident in Connecticut to not have heard about the tragedy in Florida in which a bridge under construction collapsed, injuring and killing people below it. While work continues into the investigation as to what went wrong with this bridge, it is important for area residents to know that one company involved in that bridge's development has and is very involved in work on multiple bridges throughout Connecticut.

28 workers died in Connecticut in 2016

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.

What are common construction site hazards?

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.

Initiating a workers' compensation claim

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.

Brush up on your burn knowledge this week

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.

Shopping injuries and store liability

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.

What must I prove in a slip-and-fall case?

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:

Spotting root hazards at work

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.

Understand how to safely operate your space heater

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.

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