Types Of Injuries

At D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, our Bridgeport work injury attorneys represent employees from all industries who have suffered job-related injuries. We understand the pain and frustration associated with these types of cases, especially if your employer’s insurance company is withholding the benefits you deserve.

Count on us to uphold your rights in all types of cases, including those that involve:

  • Back injury
  • Repetitive trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Head or neck injury
  • Knee injury
  • Joint injury
  • Herniated disks
  • Shoulder or rotator cuff injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Occupational diseases (HIV, hepatitis B, mesothelioma, etc.)
  • Amputations
  • Blindness
  • Hearing loss
  • Broken bones
  • Electrocution or burns
  • Paralysis
  • Fatal injuries

Repetitive Trauma Or Repetitive Stress

Connecticut workers’ compensation law recognizes that you may suffer a compensable injury as a result of repetitive trauma over time. Years of hard work and repetitive tasks can result in a medical problem such as a bad back, joint derangement, osteoarthritis, etc., that may entitle you to the same workers’ compensation benefits as those that become payable from a specific injury.

We represent clients who have many different kinds of repetitive trauma cases. These include:

  • Herniated disks or other back injuries due to repetitive lifting
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome from typing or other repetitive motion
  • Hearing loss from long-term exposure to loud noise
  • Arthritis from excessive stress on joints
  • Heart conditions or high blood pressure due to stressful conditions
  • Knee or ankle injuries due to excessive bending or standing

Strict timelines must be followed to present a repetitive trauma claim, so contact one of our lawyers as soon as you suspect an injury.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Many of our clients have also questioned their entitlement to benefits when they have pre-existing conditions. It is important to know that under Connecticut law, a pre-existing condition does not automatically disqualify you from benefits. If a work injury or repetitive stress caused a substantial aggravation of the pre-existing problem, to the extent that a new injury is deemed to have resulted, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

Call Our Connecticut Attorneys For Occupational Illness, Brain Injury And More

Do not hesitate to contact D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, to schedule a free initial consultation about your work-related injury. Call our Shelton office at 203-538-9026 or toll free at 800-749-8616, or send us an email.