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What Are Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents?

Published in Personal Injury on January 20, 2020

Working in construction comes with many risks. Construction zones have dangerous equipment, tools and materials that can cause significant personal injuries. In 2018, 1,008 construction workers lost their lives on the job. This was more than one-fifth (21.1%) of total worker fatalities in the U.S. that year. It is up to every worker and site…

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What Happens If I Get in An Accident in a Leased Car?

Published in car accidents on January 10, 2020

A car accident in a leased vehicle can lead to an insurance claim that is more difficult to navigate than a crash in a car you own. You will need to notify the leasing company on top of your insurance company of the accident, for example, and be careful with the replacement parts your mechanic…

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Workers’ Comp Retaliation Massachusetts

Published in Personal Injury on December 30, 2019

Workers’ compensation is a benefit all employees must lawfully receive in Massachusetts. Every employer in the state must purchase workers’ comp insurance to provide no-fault benefits to employees in the event of an occupational illness, injury or death. If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you have the right to seek workers’ comp benefits…

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Workers’ Compensation?

Published in Personal Injury on December 17, 2019

The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Program is in place for the protection of injured workers. Workers’ compensation provides insurance coverage for employees injured on the job without the employee needing to prove fault or negligence. It is no-fault coverage that can pay for an injured worker’s medical costs, lost wages, disabilities and death benefits. If you…

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Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

Published in Uncategorized on December 10, 2019

Taking leave without fear of losing your job when you are sick is a right you have as an employee in Massachusetts. State law mandates all employers must provide sick leave – paid or unpaid – to all employees. Employers must offer sick leave without retaliating against those who take it, such as with demotions,…

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What Is Governmental Immunity?

Published in Civil Law, Personal Injury on November 29, 2019

Governmental immunity, also called sovereign immunity, is a rule that traditionally protected the government from liability for its actions or those of its employees, even when those actions caused personal injuries. The original governmental immunity rule held that the government would not be liable for its actions or decisions, even if they were negligent and…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Published in Safety on November 26, 2019

Every year, thousands of people end up in emergency rooms on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it are some of the most dangerous for personal injury accidents. From drunk drivers leaving family get-togethers to turkey fryers causing home fires, you may have to navigate several safety risks this Thanksgiving. Reduce your risk of…

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Massachusetts Scooter Laws

Published in Civil Law, Personal Injury, Safety on November 18, 2019

E-scooters, or electric scooters, have become more popular since the advent of rentable dockless models. Thousands of Lime, Bird and Spin e-scooters landed in Boston, Massachusetts for rent starting at just $1 for riders. As people began to experiment with riding e-scooters, however, issues quickly arose. From angry business owners to serious personal injuries, e-scooters…

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Boston Halloween Safety

Published in Child Injury, Personal Injury, Safety on October 30, 2019

Every year, thousands of people in Boston get in the Halloween spirit on October 31st by wearing costumes, taking kids trick-or-treating, hosting parties and attending one of the city’s many themed events. One of the busiest places on Halloween night, however, is the hospital. Traffic accidents, trip and falls, and pedestrian collisions are just some…

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Massachusetts Crosswalk Laws

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Personal Injury, Safety on October 16, 2019

Massachusetts’ crosswalk laws are something every roadway user should learn before getting on the road. Misinformation and lack of crosswalk education are what contribute to hundreds of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions each year. As of October 2019, over 1,200 pedestrian accidents have occurred in Massachusetts this year alone. Pedestrian collisions can cause catastrophic injuries such…

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