Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Counstruction Worker Struck By Car in West Hartford

The hartford Courant is reporting that an Austin, Tx man was struck by a vehicle on Asylum Avenue while doing sewer work. When injuries such as this occur, the worker not only has a Connecticut worker's Compensation case but can bring a civil lawsuit as well.

If you are injured on the job, whether as a result of a motor vehicle accident or otherwise, it is imperative you seek experienced worker's compensation counsel as soon as possible.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Icy Fall Roads lead To Multiple Crashes

Winter can't be far away after a morning commute like today. Remember, that if you are in your car while working, and you are involved in an accident, you ot only have a potential liability claim, but a worker's compensation claim as well. Call us today for a free evaluation or your Connecticut Worker's Compensation Case or your Connecticut automobile accident case.


Friday, October 16, 2009

3 Seriously injured in Connecticut Auto Accident

WFSB, the CBS affiliate in Hartford is reporting that "a section of Interstate 84 was closed in Tolland Friday night after a crash that began on the eastbound side of the roadway ended on the westbound side.

Both sides of the highway were closed just after 7 p.m. in the area of exits 67 and 68.
Police said two cars were involved in the crash and at least three people were airlifted to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries.

"We've been sitting here for two hours, got out near the gas station for an hour, got back on," said driver Lynn Hilton, of Massachusetts, who got stuck in traffic created by the crash.

Both sides of the roadway remained closed at 11 p.m."

At The law Offices of james F. Aspell, P.C. in West Hartford, we provide skilled and compassionate representation for those injured in auto accidents as well as those injured on the job in Connecticut . Call today for a free consultation.

Monkey Business

Earlier this year, a Connecticut woman was severely mauled by her friend's 200-pound pet chimp Travis. Charla Nash "lost her nose, lips, eyelids, hands and bone structure in her mid-face and suffered significant brain, eye and tissue injuries in the attack," and her family sued chimp owner Sondra Herold for $50 million in damages. Now, Herold is seeking to call the suit a worker's compensation claim—because Nash worked for her and Travis the chimp was a part of the business.

The Hartford Courant explains, "The strategy, if successful, would severely limit potential damages in the case and insulate the chimp owner from personal liability... Herold's attorney, Robert Golger, says in recent court papers that Nash was working as an employee of Herold's tow truck company, Desire Me Motors, at the time of the attack. He argues that Travis was an integral part of the business, saying his picture was on the wrecker, he appeared at the garage daily and he attended numerous promotional events."

An attorney said it was a "pretty creative argument" while another told the Courant it was "a very sellable argument." Nash has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since the February incident; in June, her brother said, "When she gets knocked down, she gets back up...Her psychiatrist asked her if she wanted to know anything about the event. She said, 'Nope. That's in the past.'"

Creative indeed. If A Court deems Nash to be an employee, worker's compensation will be her exclusive remedy under Connecticut Law.

Dont Monkey around. (sorry, I could't resist). If you are injured at work in Connecticut call us today for a free consultation.