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Workers’ compensation and personal injury

Workers’ compensation and personal injury are two distinct legal concepts that relate to injuries that occur in different settings. Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits are available regardless of who was at fault for the injury, and generally cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. In exchange for these benefits, employees generally give up their right to sue their employer for negligence. On the other hand, personal injury law applies to injuries that occur due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity. Personal injury cases can arise… Read More

Did a Birth Injury Cause My Child’s Disability?

Our attorneys explain birth injury causes.

There are multiple scenarios before, during or shortly after delivery that could cause a birth injury. Many cases involve doctors who fail to respond to adverse conditions or injuries during prenatal care. Birth injuries can cause multiple types of disabilities that may affect newborns and their family members for life. The different types of birth injuries include but are not limited to: Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect balance and posture. The condition can be caused when a developing brain suffers an injury. There are multiple ways cerebral palsy can occur before, during or very shortly after birth. For instance, a newborn can develop the… Read More

Injured During the Holidays – Now What?

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for holiday parties and family gatherings. Time for festive holiday traditions and celebrations. Yet for many, the holidays are a dangerous time. Accidents are more common during the holiday season. From falls to car crashes, the holidays may not be so merry for many Americans. The holiday season can bring a mixture of joy and danger. This holiday, be sure to use extra caution when hanging decorations, visiting family and attending parties. Always designate a sober driver and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Falls While Decorating According to the CDC, 5,800 people suffer injuries in falls directly… Read More

Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents

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The number of fatal truck accidents on Connecticut roads concerns everyone in the community. This is especially true in Hartford, where many Northeast highways intersect. These semi-trucks are critical for transporting goods up and down the coast, but they also pose a serious danger to local drivers. Semi-trucks are significantly larger than the average passenger car. Due to this, the occupants of the passenger vehicle will suffer the most trauma during an accident. Although there are more motor accidents involving passenger cars, accidents involving semi-trucks often end in fatality. Truck drivers must complete specific training before operating a 40-ton vehicle. They must maintain vigilance when operating on the open road…. Read More

Walsh Woodard LLC honored by Best Lawyers® in its 2022 edition

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Walsh Woodard LLC is happy to announce that all of the firm’s attorneys have been honored by Best Lawyers® in its 2022 edition of either The Best Lawyers in America© or Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. According to Best Lawyers, its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 10.8 million votes were considered, resulting in the recognition of approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice throughout… Read More

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