While workers can sustain injuries in any type of job, those in high-risk occupations have a higher chance of something happening that affects their well-being and long-term health. The careers with increased risk include firefighters, law enforcement officers, construction workers, doctors and nurses, and utility service professionals. If you work in any of these or other dangerous fields, you need the protection of workers' compensation in case anything unexpected happens.
Unfortunately, some Connecticut companies or organizations who employ people in these roles have the erroneous belief that workers should accept the risk and not make claims if an injury or other health problem occurs. This can lead employees to feel nervous about making claims because they believe they will run into professional push back or hurt their careers in general. At The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C. in suburban Hartford, Ct, we understand these challenges and take them on so you can realize the compensation and coverage you deserve. We fight for workers' rights every day.
If you ended up injured due to work in a high-risk situation, contact us today for your free consultation. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge of Connecticut workers compensation laws law to help you get appropriate justice no matter who you work for.
What high-risk occupations do our services cover?
The field of workers' compensation handles a vast array of different workplaces, employers, and claim types. We have the experience necessary to tackle any claim with merit. Where the work in a place with virtually no risk or one that includes a greater possibility of harm on a daily basis, our attorneys provide comprehensive assistance and guidance through the legal process.
Law enforcement, public safety, and firefighters – The men and women engaged in these risky careers put their lives and well-being on the line every day to help the public stay safe. If you were injured in the line of duty, we can help you recover more quickly. Workers' compensation claims may cover injuries sustained in fires, from gunfire or other assaults with weapons, bodily injury from suspects or perpetrators, vehicular accidents, and a host of Connecticut workplace injuries.
Doctors, nurses, and other medical care workers – Hospitals, doctors' offices, care homes, and other medical facilities offer a host of opportunities for injury, illnesses, and accidents. These include anything from a slip and fall from unsafe working conditions to exposure to diseases, to repetitive workplace injuries caused by doing certain tasks without appropriate equipment.
Construction and related fields – The heavy industries carry a high degree of risk for anyone working with machinery, heights, electricity or gas, and many types of specific equipment. If you were injured in a fall, malfunction, accident, or failure due to poorly maintained tools, you may be eligible or workers' compensation.
Attorney Jim Aspell and our compassionate, professional staff provides professional services for these and other high-risk workers. Our list of successful claims includes a high degree of success in these and other fields when it comes to achieving a positive outcome for workers' compensation.