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Bristol Man Gets $390,000 After Back Injury

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A 69-year-old Bristol man secured a $390,000 workers’ compensation settlement with his former employer after he reinjured his back while carrying steel.

Jerold Colwell’s back pain returned May 2016, 11 years after his first injury at work, according to his attorney, Alexander Sarris, an associate with Hartford’s Cicchiello & Cicchiello.

Sarris said Colwell was carrying steel for the New Haven-based New England Linen Supply Co., a manufacturing and textile business, both times he was injured. He had worked for the company for about 20 years until the injury forced him to leave the job in 2016, according to Sarris.

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