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Connecticut. Trying locate information/case studies/ general rulings on the subject of weather being a cause of an injury to a worker, and if that injury could be compensable. For example, firefighter performing a rescue in the midst of Superstorm Sandy and a tree limb falls on the worker. Or an overnight employee at a convenience store remains on the job as the store begins to flood, the worker then slips, falls, and a display case topples on to the employee causing injury. Thanks!

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There's no question in your post, so I'm not sure what the purpose of it is.

That said, and while I can't speak specifically about CT law, as long as the injury was suffered in the course and scope of the employee's employment, it is generally covered by workers' comp, regardless of the cause.

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Connecticut. Trying locate information/case studies/ general rulings on the subject of weather being a cause of an injury to a worker, and if that injury could be compensable. For example, firefighter performing a rescue in the midst of Superstorm Sandy and a tree limb falls on the worker. Or an overnight employee at a convenience store remains on the job as the store begins to flood, the worker then slips, falls, and a display case topples on to the employee causing injury. Thanks!

Why do you need "information/case studies/general rulings" on the subject?

Is an insurance company or employer denying your claim?

Or is this a homework assignment that you want us to do for you.

Bottom line, PG is correct that those injuries, under the circumstances you describe, would be covered by workers compensation.

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