If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may not have to worry about paying your medical bills. Depending on your situation, your healthcare provider, and your health insurance, the at-fault party’s insurance company may be responsible for paying your medical expenses. It is important to consult with a personal […]
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Massachusetts workers’ compensation: PT domestic workers next?
There is a move under foot in several states, including in Massachusetts, to extend labor protections to all domestic workers. Under current laws, some of these workers are typically denied such rights as overtime pay and breaks to eat. Many are also denied the right to workers’ compensation insurance benefits. Currently, under Chapter 152 of […]
Workers’ compensation for gas workers after Massachusetts blast?
A gas explosion in Springfield recently decimated a strip club and a day care center, destroying or imperiling as many as 42 buildings in the downtown area. The accident injured a number or gas workers, policeman and firemen as well as several civilians. As such, the tragedy raises some important issues about workers’ compensation benefits […]
Risk of workplace injury: OSHA fines Massachusetts company $200k
A workplace injury can occur at just about any job site in Massachusetts. However, the chances for a serious workplace injury are increased when an employer ignores safety guidelines in the face of multiple OSHA investigations. One employer identified as a recidivist offender has now agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to OSHA as well […]
Massachusetts car accident: Trooper rear-ended at I-95 work site
A Massachusetts State Trooper had a close call recently when he was the victim of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 southbound in Canton. The 27-year-old officer was assigned to construction zone detail near Exit 11 when he was the victim of a car accident. He was said to be sitting in his cruiser when […]
Massachusetts workplace injury: Pinned by a rolling work cart
A country club employee was recently injured in an on-the-job accident involving a work cart. The Massachusetts workplace injury occurred at about 8:30 a.m. when the worker got out of the cart. As he did so, it was said to have rolled backwards on a hill. He apparently tried to stop the movement of the […]
Rabid cat prompts workers’ compensation claim
A 1998 Massachusetts study found that the average cost for the complete series of rabies treatment was $2,376. Another state indicated the cost can now exceed $7,000. Those significant figures were relevant to a recent workers’ compensation claim in a southern state, filed by a former veterinarian assistant. The woman was working as a vet […]