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May 2015 Archives

How big is the problem with elder abuse?

It is not uncommon for residents in Massachusetts to want the best for their aging family members. While many might desire to care for an elderly family member in his or her own home, this is often a challenging situation. Because of this, many rely on nursing homes to meet the care and health needs of elderly family members. While these facilities are often very suitable to meet the needs and interests of the tenants and their loved ones, this is not always the case and some assert claims of mistreatment, neglect and even abuse.

Understanding signs of nursing home neglect

As loved ones continue to age, placing elderly family members in a nursing home might be a subject of conversation. While the use of nursing homes in Massachusetts and other states in the nation is often an excellent way to ensure loved ones are receiving adequate and continuous care, there are many concerns regarding the level of care they might receive. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major concern. It is also a factor that might be difficult to spot or prove.

Protecting your employment rights after a workplace accident

Workers in Massachusetts attend their place of employment everyday in order to make a living to support themselves as well as their family. If a workplace accident occurs and an employee is seriously injured, the employee might require time off to fully recover from the injuries suffered. Our law firm understands that a workplace injury can be costly to recover from and wages lost during recovery could put huge financial burdens on the injured employee. Suffering an injury or illness in the workplace could lead to emotional, physical and financial hardships, and employees should understand their rights regarding workers' compensation.

What are the top OSHA violations for construction sites?

Workplace safety is important to both employers and employees in all types of occupations. While the health and safety of employees should always be a concern, some occupations present more risks and dangers than others. For construction workers, everyday they face potential risks that could result in a workplace accident.

FMCSA smartphone app could help improve truck and bus safety

Drivers in Massachusetts often encounter various types of vehicles on the roadways. Of these are large trucks and busses. Residents may be aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA passed federal regulations concerning commercial trucks, their driving times and log-in requirements. Since interstate bus and truck companies do not fall under these requirements, state and federal law enforcement personnel have sought out ways to review the safety performance of these vehicles.

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