Connecticut employees and workers elsewhere across the country are often exposed to on-the-job risks that can bring about a workplace accident or injury.
Unless you have Olympic-level balance and have never had a slip and fall accident, you know well just how frightening and painful such an incident can be.
Impliedly, a safety report appearing in the latest issue of a publication authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains this bit of advice for the state of Connecticut: Consider upgrading your motorcycle helmet law.
The causes of car accidents are, of course, many and diverse. Notwithstanding the wide range of contributing factors, however, they usually don't involve car doors that summarily burst into flames.
Saying that it was "the only avenue of action left to me," the widow of a man who died at Danbury Hospital earlier this year following a radiological procedure at another hospital has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the wrongful death of her spouse.
The strong conclusions of several recent safety studies, including an extensive Connecticut survey administered to high school and middle school students last year, make one thing perfectly clear regarding both adult and teen drivers: Although they understand the heightened car accident risks associated with distracted driving behaviors, many of them engage in such activities, anyway.
You know those truck weigh stations on various roads throughout Connecticut that always seem devoid of trucks and often appear to be unstaffed?
William A. Collins, a former Connecticut state representative and ex-mayor of Norwalk, recently wrote an opinion article for a newspaper in which he addressed what he collectively terms the "medical industry" and the "impenetrable defense" it has worked out to shield itself from personal injury claims.
Connecticut has no universal, under-all-circumstances law that requires boat operators and their passengers to wear life jackets while on state waterways.