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CRB Case Annotations re: Section 31-311

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Samela v. New Haven, 3677 CRB-3-97-9 (October 20, 1998), aff’d, 54 Conn. App. 902 (1999)(per curiam).

Although appeal was dismissed for late petition for review, CRB also noted for benefit of pro se claimant that decision would have been affirmed on merits. Claimant did not allege a physical injury in First Report of Injury or Form 30C, as he reported that he had merely put his glasses down before one of his students grabbed, dropped, stepped on and broke them. Claimant later alleged that he had gotten sawdust in his eye before removing the glasses, and that he suffered conjunctivitis as a result. Trier reasonably found that no physical injury occurred, and properly denied § 31-311 claim, which requires such an injury. See also, Samela, § 31-301. Appeal procedure.

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