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The last thing anybody thinks about when they go to work each day is that they will sustain a serious injury. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in and around New Haven, Connecticut. When an injury occurs in the workplace, an employee should receive immediate coverage from workers’ compensation insurance. At Jacobs & Jacobs, our team is here to help if you need a New Haven work injury attorney. We know that employers and insurance carriers can put up a fight when it comes to securing the compensation you are entitled to.
Work injury cases can become challenging when employers or insurance carriers delay or deny a claim. A skilled New Haven job-related injury lawyer will work not only to prove how the injury occurred, but also why the employee should receive compensation through the state workers’ compensation system.
Work injury cases have to be handled differently than traditional personal injury cases in Connecticut. An attorney needs to be intimately familiar with the workers’ comp laws in order to effectively represent their client and recover the compensation they are entitled to.
During the most recent reporting year of data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can see that there were more than 37,000 total workplace injuries or illnesses reported in Connecticut. When looking at the rate per 100 workers for this state (3.2 per 100 workers), we can see this is actually higher than the injury rate throughout the rest of the country.
Work injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways. Often, an employee will not even have to miss work after sustaining an injury. However, that is not always the case. It is not uncommon for injured workers in Connecticut to sustain the following:
Additionally, there are some injuries that occur over longer periods of time in the workplace. This could include repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. We also know that employees can sustain work injuries after long periods of exposure to hazardous chemicals/toxins or conditions in the workplace. This can include respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, occupational cancers, hearing and vision loss, and more.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury at work in the New Haven area, reach out to the personal injury team at Jacobs & Jacobs if you are having trouble securing the compensation you need. We know that employers and insurance carriers can put up a fight when it comes to giving employees the money they need after they are injured on the job. We will use our resources to fully investigate the incident and help you go through any workers’ comp appeals necessary. When you need a new heaven work injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (203) 777-2300.