Every day, workers place themselves at risk of injury. It is a necessary evil, as these individuals need a paycheck and most work environments are inherently dangerous. Construction workers must be near speeding vehicles and builders must go to great heights. For this reason, workplace safety should be the number one concern for all employers. When safety regulations are not abided by, a serious workplace accident may occur that leaves a worker with a severe injury. One such accident occurred recently in Springfield.
Though certain medical conditions may make many Massachusetts residents fearful, the fact that experienced, educated doctors populate our cities and towns should put them at ease. Unfortunately, all too often doctors make mistakes that can cause serious personal injury or death. A new report shows where doctors are falling short, and how devastating it can be for patients.
Typically, late night and early morning roads have less traffic than they do during the day. However, this does not mean that car accidents are less likely. A negligent driver can strike anytime, at any place. And when a distracted driver causes a car crash, the results can be deadly.
Massachusetts residents go to the hospital with the expectation of being properly treated. In order to obtain this effective care, a doctor must first accurately diagnose the condition from which the patient is suffering, and then check up on that diagnosis. If there is a doctor error in making the diagnosis or in following up with the condition, the result can be tragic. A recent jury verdict in a medical malpractice case shows just how damaging these mistakes can be for patients.
Living in a time when people commute to work, school, family, and social gatherings, many Massachusetts residents live on busy roads. This single fact can make crossing the road very dangerous. This danger is amplified when a negligent driver, who may be inattentive or impaired, barrels down the road. A sad accident in Salem shows just how tragic these circumstances can be for pedestrians.
A recent Bridgewater accident shined a light on the perils of texting and driving. The Bridgewater car crash occurred when a man, while texting, crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision and hit two other vehicles. The texting driver was injured in the wreck and a driver of one of the other vehicles also suffered injuries.
Many Massachusetts residents go to work every day without much thought about the safety of their work environment. Yet, when something goes wrong and a worker is injured, the worker may be left with serious injuries, massive medical bills and an inability to work. These can be trying times, leaving an injured worker in physical pain and emotionally distressed. One Massachusetts worker may be facing these circumstances.
Despite significant improvements in workplace safety workplace accidents continue to be an all too common occurrence at worksites in Massachusetts and all throughout the United States. One industry in particular that has a high rate of work-related injuries is the construction industry. According to the United States Department of Labor and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, falls account for the most number of injured workers and workplace fatalities in the construction industry each year.
Holiday weekends usually bring more traffic onto the roads of Massachusetts and unfortunately this can bring a spike in accidents. Many of these car accidents are caused by drunk driving, excessive speeding, and distracted driving. One such accident recently occurred on the Massachusetts turnpike.
The Workers' Compensation System of Massachusetts provides important benefits to the workers of this state. These benefits are available to all workers who are injured while working, regardless of whether they were at fault for the accident.