Current Connecticut law does not allow for employees to receive workers’ compensation benefits for emotional trauma caused by an event at work, unless it is connected to or in addition to a physical injury. Since a state reform in 1993 where … [Read more...] about Connecticut Considers Revising Workers’ Compensation Laws That Exclude Emotional Injury
Does Workers’ Compensation Protect Employees From Being Fired After An Injury?
Workers’ compensation insurance is a state-mandated program that makes sure that employees receive compensation for any injuries they sustain at work. The system also protects employers from employees who later try to seek additional compensation in … [Read more...] about Does Workers’ Compensation Protect Employees From Being Fired After An Injury?
After 8 Years A Jury Awards Planned Parenthood Employee In Workers’ Comp
After eight years a Washington woman has finally obtained compensation from a former employer for back and neck injuries. The woman worked for Planned Parenthood of Central Washington as a regional manager. She developed pain in her neck and back … [Read more...] about After 8 Years A Jury Awards Planned Parenthood Employee In Workers’ Comp
Children Of Murdered Woman Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits Because Of Lapsed Policy
Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to protect both employers and their employees. In the event of a workplace injury, employees receive benefits that cover the cost of medical expenses and any lost wages during the recovery period. In return … [Read more...] about Children Of Murdered Woman Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits Because Of Lapsed Policy
Receiving Compensation For A Slip And Fall Injury
A slip and can happen anywhere, but a slip and fall at work can impede your ability to do your job. Even if your employer was not negligent, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means that … [Read more...] about Receiving Compensation For A Slip And Fall Injury
When Are Mental Injuries Compensable?
Mental illness can often be compensable when there is an accompanying physical injury. Mental illness caused by conditions at work or a workplace incident can sometimes be compensable under workers’ compensation, but oftentimes are not. It depends … [Read more...] about When Are Mental Injuries Compensable?