How long does a workers’ compensation claim last?

Posted by James Aspell | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

  How long does a Connecticut  workers' compensation claim last? The answer is that it never ends (unless you no longer work for the same employer and both sides choose to settle). At first, many of our Connecticut work injury  clients get worried or uncomfortable with the idea that thei...

Filing A New Britain Workers Compensation Claim

Posted by James Aspell | Oct 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

NEW BRITAIN WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY We represent a lot of people that are injured while working in New Britain.  The city has a lot of employers in the manufacturing sector that lead to workers injuring their backs, shoulders, knees, and many other body parts.  These injured workers are...

What is the Role of OHO in the SSD Claims Process?

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The Office Hearings Operations also known as OHO,  is a department of the Social Security Administration (SSA). OHO manages and oversees the scheduling of disability hearings for people who are appealing a denied Social Security disability claim. How Can I Appeal the SSA's Decision on...

Neck and Back Injuries After a Car Accident

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

    Any part of the body could suffer a serious injury in an auto accident. The gravitational forces exerted on the human body in a car crash can be enough to cause bone breaks, organ damage, muscle injuries and more. Injuries to the neck and back are relatively common in car accidents due to...

Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

  You're checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can't be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that you're overdrawn by $150 because a creditor has garnished your bank account.  Many peo...

CT Workers’ Compensation Claims: The Basics

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

  If you have been injured on the job you're likely dealing with the stress and pain involved in the recovery process, the challenge of trying to carry on your everyday activities relating to your home life, and the paperwork and uncertainty related to claiming your workers' compensation b...

GOVERNOR LAMONT ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION REGARDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS RELATED TO CONTRACTION OF COVID-19

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Governor Lamont announced on  July 24, 2020, that he has signed Executive Order NO. 7JJJ which creates a rebuttable presumption that workers who contracted COVID-19 between March 10, 2020 and May 20, 2020, contracted it on the job and are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.  Executiv...

COVID 19 affects Connecticut Corrections Workers

Posted by James Aspell | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Connecticut Corrections Officers are succumbing to COVID-19 in high numbers.  It you are in this position and suffering from the Corona Virus, it is important to contact us to learn your leagl rights.  In addition to standard occupational illness benefits, Connecticut State employees contracting ...

Occupational Illness: A Hot Topic in the COVID 19 era

Posted by James Aspell | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Is COVID-19 an Occupational illness under Connecticut Workers Compensation?   Connecticut's workers' compensation law covers occupational diseases, which are defined as diseases peculiar to an occupation and caused by hazards greater than the run-of-the-mill risks of working in general. Occupati...

18-WHEELER BLIND SPOTS

Posted by James Aspell | May 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

    Accidents involving large trucks are frequently far more severe than ordinary passenger vehicle accidents and have a significantly higher fatality rate overall. Why? Large trucks often weigh more than 80,000 pounds. That much momentum and force is enough to crush a standard car or truck w...

Brain Damage: the Invisible Injury that Destroys Lives

Posted by James Aspell | May 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

    Traumatic brain damage is an invisible injury that destroys thousands of people's lives and it is growing more common. Consider this: The hospitalization rates for traumatic brain injuries have increased from 79 percent per 100,000 people to 87.9 percent per 100,000 people in recent ye...

Repetitive Trauma Claims in the Medical Profession

Posted by James Aspell | May 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a nurse, therapist, or other health care provider, you spend hours on your feet every day, and you perform intricate tasks with your hands day in and day out. You may also be routinely bending, squatting, or stretching to reach medical tools and supplies, and you probably spend several hours p...

Falls On The Construction Site

Posted by James Aspell | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Accidents involving falls are too frequent in the construction industry. There are many places from which a construction worker can fall while on a job site, including ladders, scaffolding, roofs, unprotected floors, and more. Hazards emerge continually in the normal course of demolition and buil...

How Worker Exhaustion Leads to On the job Injuries

Posted by James Aspell | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has worked a job that sometimes – or even often – requires long hours, high pressure to perform, and shifts that interrupt regular sleep patterns knows that workplace fatigue is a problem. The more tired you become, the slower you are to react, the less effective your thought process...

What happens if I receive a Form 36?

Posted by James Aspell | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The employer/insurer will seek to discontinue benefits for temporary total incapacity when a physician indicates that the claimant is capable of some type of work. In order to discontinue benefits, employers/insurers are required to file a Form 36, which should be signed by a Connecticut-licen...

Workplace Injuries: More Than Just Slip and Falls

Posted by James Aspell | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

    For most Americans, the mention of a workplace injury conjures images of a construction accident, slips, falls from great heights, or other dramatic—and traumatic—injuries. In today's information-based society, however, injuries and repetitive-motion disorders connected to office work ar...

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