October 3, 2019

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ compensation laws are in place to help provide benefits and monetary support to workers who are injured on the job and families of workers who lose their lives on the job. These laws have expanded over the years to not only cover workplace injuries, but also illnesses that occur due to toxic exposure or…

April 4, 2019

Common Construction Workplace Hazards and Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, construction is one of the most dangerous occupations to work. Indeed, a 2009 CDC study established that more fatal injuries arose in construction than any other private industry occupation in the United States. Employees can reduce the amount of construction workplace injuries by remaining vigilant of…

February 1, 2019

Should I Hire a Lawyer if I am Injured at Work in Fall River?

Hiring a lawyer to help you with your workers’ compensation claim is highly recommended, especially in certain situations. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents advises workers to seek the guidance of a Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer when your claim is disputed or denied. The reason for this is that the rules and laws surrounding your…

August 30, 2018

Common Questions on Changing Doctors After an Injury at Work

Workplace injuries effect approximately 2.9 million workers in the U.S. each year. Because many workers do not seek treatment for injuries they suffer at work, it is likely that this number is actually higher. One of the most important steps to take after a workplace injury is getting medical attention. This not only protects your…

August 20, 2018

Employee Versus Independent Contractor Status in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system put in place to provide coverage for lost wages due to an injury that happened while at work. The system can also provide payment for medical expenses associated with the work-related injury. In some instances, an injured worker may also be able to receive vocational rehabilitation to help…

August 7, 2018

The Fine Line Between an Aggregated Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claim

Work-related injuries that an employee may experience and as a result collect workers’ compensation for raises a very promising inquiry: May an employee collect damages from an accident that is separate and distinct from the workers’ compensation related accident? In other words, can an employee who is already collecting workers’ compensation collect additional damages if…

July 26, 2018

Top Reasons Why Insurance Companies Deny Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system that provides coverage to employees that are hurt on the job. In Rhode Island, employers with one or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees for work-related injuries. If you are hurt at work, this insurance will cover your medical bills and lost…

July 23, 2018

National Report Reveals the Twelve Most Dangerous Places to Work: “The Dirty Dozen”

In recognition of Workers’ Memorial Week, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) released an investigative report on working and safety conditions that named the top twelve (12) most dangerous companies to work for across the country. The report, entitled “The Dirty Dozen 2018, Employers Who Put Workers and Communities at Risk,” calls…

November 6, 2017

Worker Burn Injuries Can Be Difficult to Treat

When it comes to workplace injuries, burns are some of the most painful and costly to treat. According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries result in 40,000 hospitalizations each year. While a number of these burn injuries occur at home, workplace burn injuries are very much a preventable source of injury. The Occupational Safety…

September 20, 2017

Worker Burn Injuries Can Be Difficult to Treat

When it comes to workplace injuries, burns are some of the most painful and costly to treat. According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries result in 40,000 hospitalizations each year. While a number of these burn injuries occur at home, workplace burn injuries are very much a preventable source of injury. The Occupational Safety…