The number of work related injuries in Connecticut have increased as compared to last year, and are consistently over the national average.
Is Connecticut A Dangerous Place to Work? Apparently, according to a new study.
In a new study published by the University of Connecticut the author reviewed the number of Workers Compensation filings in Connecticut compared to past years, and other states. Workers compensation refers to mandatory employer provided injurance to protect workers injured on the job.
The study found that in 2016 the number of filings was up 8% compared to last year. Also, the study found that Connecticut exceeded the national average in number if Workers Compensation claims filed per 10,000 workers. Moreover, Connecticut has exceeded the national average for the past 7 years.
Is Connecticut a dangerous place to work? Are the jobs in Connecticut more dangerous? One possibility is that workers are generally more educated on their rights in Connecticut, and they are more likely to file a claim that in other states. Regardless of the reason, it is always important for employers to focus on worker safety, and this study hammers that point home.
Work related in injuries can be devasting to a worker, and their family for many reasons. In some instances the workes is forced to find a new job, or even a new career.
While many workers have heard of workers compensation, few know their rights. That is where we can help.
If you or anyone you know has been injures in a work related injury we are here to help. We handle workers compensation cases in Southeastern Connecticut. The cases we handle are filed in the Norwich, Connecticut workers compensation commission office. Most of the cases we handle involve serious back injuries, but we also handle all other injuries.
If you need help, you can simply call the workers compensation attorneys at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 888-717-4211 or 860-445-8521.
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