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Fire at Massachusetts plant leaves employee with burn injuries


Massachusetts's workers often put their health on the line to perform their job duties. They may be exposed to heights, speeding traffic, dangerous chemicals or pollutants, and fierce fires. Though employers are required to take steps to keep their workers safe, sometimes safety procedures are improperly implements, equipment not maintained adequately, and employees are not fully trained. Any of these mistakes can lead to a serious work-related injury.

Trench collapses, injures Massachusetts construction worker


Construction work is dangerous work. Employees may be injured or killed by errant machinery, collapsing scaffolds, and moving cars. Such an accident can cause serious injuries and may require a lengthy recovery period. Some workers will never recover from their injuries. Depending on the situation, an individual who suffers a work-related injury may be entitled to compensation for his damages.

OSHA fines Holliston employer for unsafe working conditions


Almost every job poses safety risks. Yet, a prudent and diligent employer can minimize or even eliminate these risks by following established safety protocols and further encouraging a safe work environment. All too often, though, employers fail to adhere to these safe practices. When safety standards are not upheld, all workers are put at risk of being injured on the job. Fortunately, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, known as OSHA, inspects work environments to ensure they are safe and thus protect workers.

MA tree worker seriously injured when harness fails


Many employers have implemented safety procedures to help ensure their workers are protected from the risks of their job. When an accident does occur and a worker is injured on the job, the employer should still seek to take care of that employee. This means forwarding Workers' compensation claims to its insurance provider so that benefits can be paid to the worker, helping ensure a full recovery. If an employer or its insurance fails to accept a claim, then an attorney should be sought.

Construction worker injured on the job when cut by saw


Construction workers operate in an environment full of dangers. Large machinery, passing vehicles, and heights can all lead to accidents that cause serious injuries or death. Though safety regulations and laws serve to protect workers, workplace place injuries continue to occur. When a work-related injury leaves an individual unable to work and facing a hard medical recovery, Workers' compensation may play an important part in making his recovery and his life easier.

Worker injured on the job when he falls from scaffolding


Working on the roadways can be extremely dangerous. Cars pass by at a high rate of speed and machinery operates at close proximity. A seemingly minor mistake can turn into a devastating accident in a matter of moments. The injuries sustained from such accidents can make life very difficult. The victim may be unable to work and therefore cannot pay his medical expenses or other bills. Such a financial hardship can also take a financial toll. One Massachusetts worker may be facing this situation now.

40-foot fall leaves MA construction worker injured


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.

Massachusetts window cleaner injured on the job

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.

Most construction site injuries caused by falls

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.

Officer struck by car in Forest Park suffers serious injuries

Burlington police officers have inherently dangerous jobs, and are prone to suffering serious injuries while working. Such was the case in an unfortunate accident that occurred recently in Forest Park, Massachusetts.

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