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Why Your Index Finger Is Worth More Than Your Ear

In its efforts to simplify legal matters arising from workplace injuries, the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has assigned specific monetary values to various body parts. What this means is that, if an individual loses the use of their finger, or hand, or arm as a result of a job-related injury or illness, he or she can easily know roughly how much financial support to receive.

The idea of figuring out how much a body part is worth is slightly disturbing. Is it fair that the loss of an index finger is "worth" less than the loss of a thumb? Or that partial blindness has a greater value than complete deafness?

Nevertheless, understanding how the state's Workers' Compensation Commission views such tragedies can relieve some of the anxiety involved in filing a claim.

3 injuries medical providers face in the workplace

No one plans to get hurt on the job, but for health care professionals, the challenges faced each day make it a distinct possibility. It's vital that you're able to seek the medical care you need if you're injured on the job, and workers' compensation does play a role in getting you the care you require.

As a medical professional, you likely already understand how expensive a life-altering injury can be. It's not just the initial time off work that impacts you, but the extensive medical bills and recovery time. Workers' compensation is there to help cover your losses, so it's important that you make a claim as soon as you can.

How can mediation help resolve a child custody dispute?

Child custody matters are often the most difficult ones that people who are going through a divorce have to deal with. While it is easy to understand how things can devolve during the process, parents have to remember that a long, drawn out, contentious battle isn't what is truly best for the children.

One option that some parents have for deciding child custody issues is going through mediation. Child custody mediation is a process that can help parents to resolve their differences without having to go through a trial. If you are in the midst of a child custody case, think about these points regarding mediation.

What happens if an employer disputes your workers' compensation?

You work hard for your employer. You do your best every day, and you earn each cent of your paycheck. You may hope that your employer sees that and values you. Sometimes, however, after a worker gets injured on the job, his or her employer may decide to dispute the workers' compensation claim. This can feel disrespectful, even insulting. Don't get emotional about it. Instead, speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney who understands Connecticut workers' compensation cases. The right attorney can make all the difference.

If your employer is contesting your clima, you should make sure you followed appropriate procedures while reporting the incident to your employer and filing your initial claim. If there were no mistakes or omissions, you may require legal aid to argue for your right to coverage under workers' compensation insurance.

Hurt at work? 3 things to do right away

If you're a construction worker who was hurt at work, you need to take steps to get medical care and file a workers' compensation claim right away. Your employer must have workers' compensation coverage, and if not, then you can take legal action if you get injured. Your employer is violating the law by not carrying workers' compensation for the employees.

Since you work in construction, it's important to note that independent contractors are not covered by workers' compensation. They may need to file personal injury lawsuits in order to get compensation. If you are an hourly or salaried employee, below are the steps you need to take to get compensated.

Getting The Least Out Of Your Personal Injury Claim

In the early spring of 2013, a man drove his car into a tree on the side of Wilderness Road, in Norwich. That fall, the same man drove his car into a different tree on the same road. Two months later, the same man again drove his car into a tree. Dissatisfied with the crash, he backed up his car and rammed it into the tree once more. For the three accidents - though they were not accidental - insurance companies paid out a little more than $50,000 in property damage and bodily injury claims.

These were just three in a series of about 50 planned car collisions that took place in eastern Connecticut between 2011 and 2014. The crashes were part of an elaborate scheme to defraud insurers, and were carried out by a group of six men. Five of them have been charged with insurance fraud and face up to 20 years in prison. The sixth man is on the lam.

DIVORCE - THE CAUSES

Divorce is a serious issue in America. If you get married, you have a 40 to 50 percent chance your marriage will end in a divorce. And, if you have already been divorced and remarried, you have an even higher chance of getting divorced (60 percent). If you aren't sure you and your spouse would like to get a divorce, it's important to weigh your options. You could go to marriage counseling and work on things, or you can speak to a divorce lawyer in Waterbury. We only wish you happiness. To learn more about the first two reasons marriages usually end in divorce, read our previous post.

MESSY MILITARY DIVORCE PROCESS

According to recent trends observed by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 2 million people tie the knot every year in the U.S. When those 2 million people entered into the institution of marriage, it's likely that they anticipated remaining a happy and loving couple "til death do us

DENTAL MALPRACTICE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

It would be safe to say that most people have heard of cases of medical malpractice resulting in personal injury. Incidents like this punctuate the nightly news far too often. But there are other incidents of personal injury resulting from malpractice that usually do not make the headlines: injuries resulting from dental malpractice.

TOP REASONS FOR DIVORCE

Divorce has higher rates now than ever in history. We recently shared that you 40 to 50 percent of married couples are likely to divorce, and if you're on your second marriage, you have a 60 percent chance of getting divorced again. Although you can beat the odds, there are many couples who don't. If you're wanting to save your marriage, you must understand the common reasons that cause divorce. Catch up by reading our previous post provided to you by our divorce attorney here in Waterbury. Once you're finished, keep reading!

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