Workers Comp

Nurse Contracts MRSA at Work

Ms. Handy, a forty year old registered nurse who has worked for her employer since 1988, underwent a sinus operation in January 2008 and returned to work two weeks after the operation. She developed pressure and congestion three weeks after she returned to work and experienced severe headaches, nausea, fatigue, […]

August 1st, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Nurse Contracts MRSA at Work

Milkman Workplace Back Injury

In April 2009, Mr. McDonough was delivering milk. He went to the rear of the truck and attempted to lift the door. The cables to the door broke and he sustained injuries to his low back. He went to the local emergency room where he was examined and later discharged. […]

July 30th, 2012|Case Results, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Milkman Workplace Back Injury

Employee Inspecting Residential Home Trip and Fall Case

In March 2009, Jim Johnson was inspecting a residential home and was in the basement checking the boiler and electrical system having to climb over boxes when he tripped and fell and hit a concrete wall. He felt pain in his left hamstring and both shoulders while lying on the […]

July 23rd, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Slip and Fall, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Employee Inspecting Residential Home Trip and Fall Case

Boston Workplace Injury Case: Hand Injury

Richard Raymond worked as a truck driver. In February 2009, while in the course of his employment, Mr. Raymond backed his truck into a dock to unload product for a customer. In doing so his left hand got caught between two steel plates on the lift gate.

Richard underwent open reduction […]

July 16th, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Workplace Injury Case: Hand Injury

The Realities of Injury, Illness, Pain, Disability and Death

Every second a worker is injured in the United States and 50% of all home foreclosures occur as a result of income loss after disability. Yet, Workmens’ Compensation benefits only pay 66% of your lost income. NAIDW believes in ‘No Worker Left Behind,’ advocating, educating, empowering and connecting workers touched by […]

July 12th, 2012|Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on The Realities of Injury, Illness, Pain, Disability and Death

Boston Workplace Injury Case: Department Corrections Employee Injured

On August 1, 2005, while in the employ of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Mr. Cobert lost his balance on steps and fell backwards. He was taken to Brockton Hospital and it was determined that surgery was necessary for an open reduction internal fixation of a comminuted left distal radius […]

July 9th, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Workplace Injury Case: Department Corrections Employee Injured

Company Faces $90,000 Fine After Two Workers Suffer Finger Amputations at Plant

A truck manufacturer faces six safety violations and $90,000 in fines after two workers suffered finger amputations.

Four other Ohio companies have been cited by OSHA in recent months, with fines in those cases totaling $262,050.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Wednesday it has cited […]

July 5th, 2012|Construction Site Accident, Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Company Faces $90,000 Fine After Two Workers Suffer Finger Amputations at Plant

Massachusetts Worker Injures Himself While Moving Furniture

On May 28, 2007 while in the employ of a large moving company Mr. DeSantis was hoisting a sofa up the side of a building. He felt a sharp pain in his right shoulder to elbow and down to his hand. An MRI revealed a right shoulder rotator cuff tear […]

July 3rd, 2012|Case Results, Cases, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Massachusetts Worker Injures Himself While Moving Furniture

Nurse Injures Back While Transporting Patient onto X-ray Table

Ann Campbell was an Emergency Room for nurse for over 40 years. On July 7, 2006, while in the employ of Charlton Memorial Hospital she was helping to slide a patient onto a CT Scan table and felt a pull in her lower back. She also had pain into her […]

June 26th, 2012|Case Results, Hospital Safety, Personal Injury Cases, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Nurse Injures Back While Transporting Patient onto X-ray Table

Boston Workplace Injury Case: Heavy Moving at Work

Employee Suffers Disc Protrusion While Moving Heavy Boxes at Work

A 30 year old woman suffered injuries to the left side of her neck when she was squatting down to lift a box while working at a local package store. She went to the emergency room and was instructed to stay […]

June 19th, 2012|Case Results, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Workplace Injury Case: Heavy Moving at Work

Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorney

Construction sites can be dangerous and a variety of serious injuries can result. In far too many construction accidents, the injured worker may be unable to return to work for months or worse, become permanently disabled.

In Massachusetts, Workers’ Compensation may pay for a portion of the medical bills and lost […]

May 24th, 2012|Cases, Construction Site Accident, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Public Safety, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorney

Boston Workman’s Comp Case Review: Employee Falls into Hole While Painting

Mr. Bradley, working as a painter, caught his foot in a hole that was in the flooring and rolled his ankle and twisted his knee. He was diagnosed with a tear of the meniscus of his left knee and his MRI also showed an ATLF tear in the left ankle.

Mr. Bradley […]

May 7th, 2012|Case Results, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Workman’s Comp Case Review: Employee Falls into Hole While Painting

Boston Personal Injury Case: Emergency Room Injury

In April 2010, Ann Connor worked as a nurse in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. While transporting a patient from a bed to a scanning table she felt an immediate pull in her back, left leg and left ankle.

She was diagnosed with sciatica and was prescribed pain medication. […]

April 19th, 2012|Case Results, Personal Injury Cases, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Boston Personal Injury Case: Emergency Room Injury

Proposed Rate Increases for Worker’s Compensation Insurance Under Debate in Massachusetts

A proposal by the Worker’s Compensation Rating and Inspection Board’s (WCRIB) to increase worker’s compensation insurance rates by 19.3% is currently under debate. At a March 30 hearing, several parties in the Massachusetts insurance industry met to voice their views.

Independent insurance agents in support of the increase note an “unhealthy […]

April 12th, 2012|Workers Comp|Comments Off on Proposed Rate Increases for Worker’s Compensation Insurance Under Debate in Massachusetts

Construction Worker Hurt in Fire at Weston High School

According to an official at Eastern Propane and Oil, an oil company worker was hurt when some of the equipment he was using caught on fire at a construction site at Weston High School.

The chief operating officer for Eastern Propane and Oil, Jeff Taylor, reported that one of the company’s […]

February 14th, 2012|Construction Site Accident, Fire Accident, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Construction Worker Hurt in Fire at Weston High School