New Guidelines For Healthcare Worker Violence

The Joint Commission has released guidelines for protection of healthcare workers, both physical and verbal. OSHA reports that 75% of workplace assaults occur annually in the healthcare sector while violence-related injuries are four times more likely to cause healthcare workers to take time off of work to recover. This Sentinel Event Alert, numbered 59, comes … Keep reading…

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Bridgeport Crossing Guards Struck On The Job

A few weeks ago in Bridgeport, two crossing guards were struck by a vehicle and dragged 40 feet. A city spokesperson said one guard broke both legs and suffered a brain injury, while the other crossing guard suffered minor injuries. While accidents like this are rare, this case is made more complex because not only … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Worker’s Comp and Wrongful Death: What To Do When Tragedy Happens On The Job

Several weeks ago a Harwinton man was hit on the head by a tree while working for a tree company. This 33 year-old man succumbed to his injuries. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is investigating this work-site accident. In the state of Connecticut, a wrongful death claim can be filed against an individual or … Keep reading…

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Slip & Fall? Here Is What To Do

When you visit a public establishment like a store, school, or hospital, and you injure yourself as the result of a Connecticut slip and fall accident, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. The experienced lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan can help If you are ever involved in this type of … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Auto Accidents: Drivers Urged to “Move Over”

After a very tragic accident in Southport, all Connecticut drivers are urged to move over when traveling along the State’s roadways. Every motorist has traveled along the road and has seen emergency vehicles helping others. But did you know that it is mandatory that you move over? On October 1, 2009 the law went into … Keep reading…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers’ Compensation Issue

When many people think of workers’ compensation cases they think of people who work in jobs where they are on the go all day or lift very heavy items, but these are not the only circumstances in which injury can result from work. Take a person who works 50 hours a week at a job … Keep reading…

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Are You Eligible To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim Even If You Work From Home?

The “workplace” is being redefined on a daily basis.  No longer is it limited to an office with cubicles and fluorescent lights overhead.  You may work at your home, in a single rented office space and even a traditional office setting. If you are injured, working in a non-traditional working environment are you still eligible … Keep reading…

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Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Important

When you get hurt on the job it can be tempting to brush it off as just a little injury that really doesn’t affect your job or your performance, but holding your company accountable for your injury matters. Why? Companies need to be held to a standard level of safety and accountability for their employees … Keep reading…

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Worker’s Compensation Benefits: More Than Just Lost Wages

If you’ve been hurt on the job there are certain benefits that you are entitled to such as lost wages and medical expenses, but did you know there are other benefits that you may be entitled to depending on the circumstances of your injury? In some cases you may be eligible to receive either short-term … Keep reading…

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Why It Is Important to Seek Medical Care Immediately After Being Injured at Work

If you were injured while working it is critical you seek medical care after your injury. You may think your injuries are minor, but the truth is that sometimes work injuries can take days, or even weeks, to surface. Get your accident/injury documented. Whether it is an emergency room doctor, your company’s physician, or primary … Keep reading…

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