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Man loses several fingers in workplace accident

A recent workplace accident in New Milford has resulted in a man losing multiple fingers. The incident reportedly occurred on Feb. 19 at New Milford Block and Supply Corp. The victim remained hospitalized a day after the incident.

A local politician working on behalf of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization established to honor 9/11's fallen firefighters, stated that the man and his wife had recently relocated to Connecticut from New York with the assistance of the Foundation and that they were allegedly victims of Superstorm Sandy. No specific details about how the work-related accident occurred have been released. A representative for the company has not responded to questions regarding this possible workers' compensation case.

The loss of fingers, which are essential for jobs such as masonry work that require manual manipulation of materials, can result in significant hardship for the victim and his family for years to come. This injury may affect the man's ability to work and earn a living, and it may create medical bills related to hospitalization, therapy, prosthetic devices, medication and other healthcare services. While the cause of the accident has not been identified, the man and his wife may pursue financial compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages related to the event in a personal injury lawsuit.

Connecticut-area residents who have been injured at their workplace may experience pain, suffering and financial expenses, and their injuries may have been the result of the negligent or intentional actions by another party. Under personal injury law, a civil lawsuit may be filed so that the victims can pursue compensation for their damages. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, victims and their families can learn more about their legal rights and options for filing a claim.

Source: ctpost.com, "Worker hurt on job," Feb. 20, 2013

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