Boston Company Cited for Safety Violations Related to Employee’s Death

Boston Bridge & Steel, Inc. has been cited for safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On December 9, 2013, a Boston Bridge & Steel, Inc. employee was spray painting a steel bridge arch beam when it fell; crushing and killing him.

After an […]

June 4th, 2014|Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Company Cited for Safety Violations Related to Employee’s Death

Steps to Take after a Workplace Injury

A workplace injury can happen to anyone at anytime. In 2012, it was reported that 2,976,400 people were involved in a non-fatal injury or illness while at work (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). A workplace injury can range from a slip and fall, back injuries, sprains, and more. Some industries, […]

March 14th, 2014|Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Steps to Take after a Workplace Injury

Natick Backhoe Accident Kills 1 Worker and Injures Another

Tuesday night, before the snowstorm hit, a backhoe accident killed a town worker and left another in critical condition in Natick, MA.

The crew was working on a water main break at West Street and Redman Drive when a backhoe pinned one of the workers. Both workers were taken to Beth […]

February 11th, 2014|Construction Site Accident, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Natick Backhoe Accident Kills 1 Worker and Injures Another

Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America

The top 10 deadliest jobs in America have been delineated in a report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries with 4,383 deaths occurring in 2012.  The types of events that involved fatal work injuries include:

Transportation incidents: 41 %
Violence and other injuries by […]

January 28th, 2014|Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America

Walpole Walmart Settles Suit in Death of a Construction Worker

A construction worker’s death in 2008 which led to a multimillion dollar lawsuit, has recently been settled. Romulo de Oliveira Santos, 47 at the time, was on his first night on the Walpole Walmart renovation job. Another construction worker was cutting live electrical wires which caused Santos to be electrocuted.

The […]

December 4th, 2013|Personal Injury, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Walpole Walmart Settles Suit in Death of a Construction Worker

Workplace Injury Statistics

Each year in the United States a workplace injury occurs 117 times for every 10,000 full-time employees.  Five occupations account for 20 percent of those cases: laborers, nursing aides, janitors, truck drivers, and police officers. Police officers had an incidence rate per 10,000 full-time workers that was five times greater […]

July 24th, 2013|Workers Comp|Comments Off on Workplace Injury Statistics

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or your loved one find yourself in a predicament where another person’s negligence or carelessness causes personal injury or death, it is important to explore the full scope of your legal options so you can be properly compensated for your loss.

We understand the physical, often catastrophic, effects of […]

October 29th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Home Damage, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By law, workers’ compensation is supposed to guarantee specific benefits to anyone who gets hurt while on the job, even in the case where the worker is the one that caused the accident. Unfortunately, receiving the benefits you are legally owed is not always an open and shut case.

For instance, your employer […]

October 23rd, 2012|Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Worker’s Comp Insurance Rate Hike Rejected

A proposed bill that would raise worker’s compensation rates by as much as 19% has been rejected by Governor Patrick Deval’s administration. This decision came after a 5-month public comment hearing process.

The Boston Business Journal reports that the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau failed to make the case for increasing […]

September 6th, 2012|Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Worker’s Comp Insurance Rate Hike Rejected

How to Find Lawyer

Legal problems often take people by surprise and put them in a difficult situation where they have to find the right lawyer without a lot of time to perform the necessary research. It’s bad enough that you have the legal issue to deal with in the first place; having to quickly […]

August 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Case Results, Personal Injury Cases, Real Estate Law, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on How to Find Lawyer

Massachusetts Worker’s ‘Right to Know’ Act

The Massachusetts legislature recently passed a bill that requires temporary staffing agencies to disclose specific information to temporary workers and is designed to offer them more protection. This law is supported by a number of worker advocacy organizations, including the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).

The new law […]

August 21st, 2012|Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Massachusetts Worker’s ‘Right to Know’ Act

Health Care Aid Workplace Injury

Sally Stevens was working as an aide for a health care management company. She was walking through the hall when she tripped a fell over a linen cart landing on her left side causing severe pain and injuries.

Mrs. Stevens went to the local emergency room where she was diagnosed with […]

August 13th, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Slip and Fall, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Health Care Aid Workplace Injury

Case Results for Cemetery Worker Slip and Fall

Mr. Harper was working on the grounds of a local cemetery when he slipped and fell on ice injuring his back. A few days later he attempted to lift a heavy casket and injured his back again. Mr. Harper sought treatment from his general practitioner who advised him to stay […]

August 9th, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Slip and Fall, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Case Results for Cemetery Worker Slip and Fall

Have you Overlooked the Importance of Disability Insurance?

This article recently appeared on Boston.com:

Overlooking Disability Insurance Can be Costly

Long-term disability insurance is the forgotten insurance.

The importance of auto, health, homeowners and life insurance is well known. But disability coverage, which replaces lost earnings if you can’t work, tends to be ignored — until you need it.

Government studies show […]

August 7th, 2012|Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Have you Overlooked the Importance of Disability Insurance?

Truck Driver Slip and Fall Case

In January 2010 while leaving the parking lot Donald Goodman fell on ice and fracture his left leg. He went to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with a distal tibial fracture with a proximal fibular fracture. He underwent a closed reduction and a long leg casting and admitted […]

August 6th, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Slip and Fall, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Truck Driver Slip and Fall Case