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How Long Does A Workers’ Compensation Claim Remain Open in Connecticut

Workplace injuries can lead to severe bodily damage, create disabilities, and in worst cases, even cause death. The consequences can be life-changing and impact a person’s future ability to earn a livelihood for themselves or their families. In Connecticut, the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act provides financial compensation for medical costs and treatment expenses, current and future income loss, partial and total disabilities, and survivor benefits for workers who suffer injuries at work, develop an occupational disease, or get killed on the job.

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What To Do If You Receive A Form 43 Denial In Connecticut

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries occurred throughout the country in 2019 alone. This research also reports that Connecticut’s incidence rate of total recordable workers’ compensation cases is much higher than the national average. Workplace injuries can lead to life-altering consequences including permanent disabilities and sometimes, even death.

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Filing For Workers Compensation In Connecticut If You Contract COVID-19 At Work

COVID-19 has brought with it many struggles for everyone in the United States, and the world. In many cases, employees were still required to go to work during this global pandemic. However, under certain circumstances, exposure to COVID-19 at work could potentially entitle you to receive workers’ compensation. Navigating a claim for workers comp and COVID 19 in Connecticut can be confusing.

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Unsafe Working Conditions And Your Legal Rights

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries are reported annually. Moreover, research from the United States Department of Labor states 15 deaths take place every day because of unsafe working conditions. To learn more about unsafe working conditions and your legal rights, consider reaching out to Robert Sciglimpaglia, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at (203) 663-2803.

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Benefits Of Trademark Registration

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a trademark is a brand name that can include words, names, symbols, devices, or any combination of those with the intent to identify and distinguish a specific good or service from those of others. The protection, requirements, and benefits that come with federal trademark registration are fully described in the 1946 Lanham Act, which is included in 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq. The common law trademark protection starts as soon as one uses the trademark in commerce

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How A Connecticut Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act, Section 31-294c (Act) outlines the eligibility, the process for applying for benefits, and recoveries available in workers’ compensation cases in the state of Colorado. Recovery may include compensation for required medical care, 75% of weekly wage while not able to work at all or earn the same amount as before the injury, and a weekly or lump sum disability payments.

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The Effect of Arbitration Clauses in Contracts

I have seen many, many contracts, especially in the entertainment industry, where clients will hire talent as independent contractors, that require arbitrating in the event of a dispute. The talent can be crew for a film, actors, or voice over artists for any variety of projects.

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Do I Need a Lawyer if I Get Hurt on The Job?

The short answer is YES! I have seen way too many people attempting to handle their worker's compensation cases on their own (also known as pro se in the legal profession.) Many employers or others tell people "you don't need a lawyer for a comp case."

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Hurt on The Job? DON'T BE AFRAID OR ASHAMED TO REPORT IT!

Over my many years of practicing, as both a former insurance company defense attorney, and a worker's compensation specialist, I have come across patterns of things people do when they get injured on the job.

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