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November 2015 Archives

Companies offering benefit plans for injured workers

When workers in Massachusetts are injured, it is often in their best interest to return to work as soon as possible. However, when an employee suffers a serious injury or is temporarily disabled, this can be very difficult. Because of this, workers' compensation is relied upon in matters where a worker is injured on the job or suffers a work-related injury. While this benefit is important, not all workers receive these benefits due to major companies taking steps to re-write their policies for paying workers' comp.

School bus seat belt requirements in Massachusetts

Parents across the nation seek to ensure that their children are safe. This includes making sure that their children get to and from school in a safe manner. Not all parents are able to pick up and drop off their children, so school buses are relied upon by many parents. While this is considered a reliable means to get students to and from school on a timely basis, these large vehicles do present some concerns regarding safety.

What are the potentially fatal risks for bus drivers?

Ensuring that a bus driver is properly trained is only part of the task to ensure bus safety for passengers and other travelers on the roadways. It is important to understand all the risks bus drivers could encounter while driving in order to avoid serious injuries and even fatalities to passengers.

The dangers of using a phone while driving

Most drivers in Massachusetts are aware of the dangers cell phones pose on the roadway. The biggest concern with using a cell phone while driving is the distraction it can cause. People who are texting while driving have their eyes diverted from the roadway and their driving-related actions.

Massachusetts hospital accused of double booking surgeries

While most medical providers are attentive to the needs of their patients, sometimes circumstances arise where the providers appear to place profits ahead of a patient's well-being. Recently there were reports that the Massachusetts General Hospital scheduled multiple surgical procedures in a manner that surgeons were scheduled to perform procedures on two separate patients at the same time. Apparently patients undergoing these surgeries were also unaware of such a policy.

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