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March 2018 Archives

Construction site fall injures two

Though some workplaces are definitely more dangerous than others, this does not mean that an employer is excused from their obligation of removing hazards and minimizing risks in that place. Even where it is not possible to remove all possible dangers, employers need to take steps to educate their workers about them and train them as to how to avoid them. This is the employer's duty. The employer must create a safe working environment and when this duty is neglected, a workplace accident that could lead to serious workplace injuries is often the result.

Who is responsible in a crash with a self-driven car?

Though it is a tragic set of events that often leads to a car accident that results in serious injuries or death, at least accident victims and their loved ones know where to place blame -- the person behind the wheel. But, when it comes to crashes with fully or partially autonomous cars, who is liable?

Can my employer fire me for filing a workers' comp claim?

Even though a worker injured on the job has the right to file a workers' compensation claim with their employer, the reality is that many employees may hesitate to do so. This is because they are afraid they might lose their job as a result. Already an employee is struggling their injury, with taking time off of work and either losing out on a project or promotion to someone else who-add to this the anxiety of a workers' compensation claim and an injured employee is likely to balk.

Recovery is possible, with the help of experienced professionals

There is nothing that can undo a car accident once it takes place and no way to quantify the losses, both physical and emotional, one endures when they or their loved one has been in a crash that turned their whole life upside down. What can be done, though, is hold the responsible parties accountable for the reckless behavior that caused the crash. Additionally, there may be certain steps that can be taken to make life easier in the future, by dealing with the financial burden that is associated with the crash.

Is there a liquor liability law in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts residents may not be aware that the state has what is known as a Dram Shop Law. This means that it is illegal to serve or sell alcohol to anyone who is already intoxicated. But, who does this apply to and how can it be used to hold someone liable for violating it?

The threats posed by electronic health records in pediatrics

Technology has improved many aspects of the various fields of medicine nationwide, including in Massachusetts. However, system errors and operator mistakes can lead to medical malpractice claims. Following an assessment of electronic health record systems in pediatrics, several areas of concern arose.

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