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Connecticut workers’ comp – the basics

When you got up for work this morning, it was probably not your goal to suffer a head injury due to a falling brick on the job site and wind up in the hospital. Unfortunately, these things happen. When you are working with a crew of the other people, you cannot always control what those individuals are doing. No matter how much effort you put into following safety regulations, accidents are still going to happen.

Head injuries at work can cause permanent disability

There are numerous ways in which you can sustain serious, even severe head injuries while at work. You could suffer a slip-and-fall accident, smacking your head against the floor or a wall. Something could fall from a shelf and hit you on the head. Machinery could back into you or knock you down. If you drive for your job, the potential for a serious automobile accident is a real concern. For those working in Connecticut, the risk of a workplace injury is higher than the national average.

Hurt on the job? These 3 workers' compensation benefits help

As someone who enjoys your work, the last thing you expected was to suffer an injury. You've excelled in your field and know what to do to stay safe, but you could never have expected your coworker to make an error that would result in your injury.

5 of the deadliest jobs in the country

You got laid off when your previous company downsized, and you've just been offered a new job. Your first considerations are things like wages and hours, of course, but you also find yourself wondering what the risks look like. How dangerous would it be to start a new career? If the risk is too great, do you want to wait for the next offer?

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