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Disclaimer: The tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: email@example.com@ganiminjurylawyers.com CONSTRUCTION SECTOR AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN CONNECTICUT
Occupational safety and health hazards in the construction sector in Connecticut
Constructions workers have greater exposure to biological, chemical and ergonomic risk factors, as well as noise and temperature. Accidents at construction sites are major issue to health and safety of the workers. The costs of these accidents are immense to individuals, employers and governments.
The fatal work injuries in the private construction sector declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010. (Ref:2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries ) Fatal construction injuries are down nearly 42 percent since 2006. The fatal work injuries in the private construction sector in Connecticut declined to 36 in 2011 from 49 in 2010.
Safe Work Site is owner’s liability in Connecticut
Contractors and owners are liable for maintaining a safe and secure construction site. Some general safety measures they should ensure to undertake: Ensure there is safe access to and from all places of work. Materials are stored safely. Adequate lighting. Workers are educated about handling of machineries. Regular inspection of equipment by certified and competent persons.
Workers Rights under Construction Accident Law Connecticut
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970 is the primary federal law which governs occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States. If you are injured on the job, You are entitled to certain rights as a worker. You have a legal and ethical right to get compensation.
Employers are required to maintain worker’s compensation insurance for the benefit of its employees. Workers’ Compensation covers medical expenses and lost wages for an employee’s job related injury or illness. In exchange, the employee agrees not to sue his or her employer in court for damages.
Preserve any evidence that may be available in your case. Get medical attention immediately. Get pictures of the site and the names and contact information for any witnesses. This can be done by you, your co-workers, family members, friends or a Construction Accident Attorney hired by you.
Should you hire a Construction Accident Attorney in Connecticut?
Cases involving construction site accidents are extremely complex. May involve many overlapping subcontractors together with a primary contractor. Filing claim on time is important to gain benefits. A Construction Accident Attorney in Connecticut will certainly help you. As most of them follow ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ policy, you may not have to upfront fees.