Some professions are inherently more hazardous. Firefighters, construction workers, those in the fishing industry and farmers are among the more hazardous professions. Industry regulations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, are intended to monitor existing safety regulations and help to implement new ones as the situation warrants.
A recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court reaches back to an on-the-job injury that occurred in 1980. The ruling addressed an appeal made by the state's Department of Industrial Accidents. The appeal stated that the amount paid should reflect a worker's Massachusetts employer, and not his most recent employer, based in another state.