People in Connecticut who purchase goods should be able to trust that they are safe to use. This holds true regardless of the nature of the product or where it was purchased. They should also be able to know that they have access to compensation should a problem arise especially if that problem leaves a person injured or, even worse, killed. Sadly this can at times feel more difficult than most consumers might wish.
Whether you are hurt in a car accident, at work or through another event due to the negligence of another, getting the medical attention you deserve sometimes requires legal action. Medical care is expensive, even if you have insurance. Depending on your injuries, you may need major surgery or long-term rehabilitation. Most people do not have the kind of insurance that covers 100 percent of their care, so you could be looking at paying some hefty bills.
Airbnb is becoming a popular way to find accommodations when traveling in Connecticut. In case you are unfamiliar with it, this company coordinates stays in people's private homes for guests. Instead of staying at a hotel, you would book a stay with someone offering their home through this platform. It is popular for many reasons, among which is it can save you money. However, there is a downside to Airbnb rentals, which is the liability the homeowner takes on and the risks that you might face during your stay.
Certain residents in Connecticut may have received defective products before. While this can be annoying, it's not often harmful. However, that isn't necessarily the case when it comes to defective electronics.
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.
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.