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
Work Related Injuries
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?
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?
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers' compensation benefits can be confusing. Laws vary from state to state, so in addition to learning company policy, you should also learn about your rights and the workers’ comp system in your state. Workers' compensation benefits should … [Read more...] about What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Paid Sick Leave Might Mean Less Workers Comp Injuries
Employers and their insurance companies can be reticent to pay workers’ compensation claims. A study published online in the American Journal of Public Health, called Paid Sick Leave and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries, conducted by the Center for … [Read more...] about Paid Sick Leave Might Mean Less Workers Comp Injuries