All Seasons Landscaping of Ridgefield, LLC.
As of January 31, 2029, undocumented workers are now eligible for total incapacity benefits under Connecticut General Statute §31-307 as a result Meghan Lyon’s victory on appeal in a case of first impression, Angel Tubasaquipay v. All Seasons Landscaping of Ridgefield, LLC.
In this case, most notably known as “the Tuba case,” an employee fell from a tree while working at All Seasons Landscaping of Ridgefield, LLC on December 16, 2011 and broke his back. The Claimant, Mr. Tuba, filed a claim through the Workers’ Compensation Act for medical and indemnity benefits available to him under the law. Unfortunately, the owner of All Season’s Landscaping of Ridgefield, LLC never purchased workers’ compensation insurance, dissolved his company, and left the state. As a result, the claim proceeded against the Second Injury Fund pursuant to C.G.S. §31-355(b).