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Seek compensation for workplace injuries from all parties

As mentioned in last week's post, the number of deaths caused by workplace accidents is at the highest it has been in the last 10 years. This is an alarming trend, especially since costs of living are rising and an injury means not only is the injured worker not working but is also facing high medical expenses. Employers can often try to minimize the incident so they do not have to deal with workers' compensation claims, but workers injured on the job should not let that deter them.

Are temporary workers more at risk of getting injured on the job?

People across the state of Massachusetts urgently need jobs, and this is something temporary agencies are taking advantage of. They are paying their workers only in cash in order to not only avoid taxes, but also to avoid paying workers' compensation premiums. Not only do these temporary agencies not provide any insurance for their workers, but they are also sending temporary workers to perform dangerous and risky jobs without giving them any information about the job or training for it. This exposes workers to safety violations and workplace injuries, and is possibly one of the reasons the state has seen a 10-year high in the number of workplace fatalities.

Who is liable in a car accident with a car sharing vehicle?

Even though driving is perhaps one of the most dangerous actions Massachusetts' residents engage in on a daily basis, it is also one of the most common ones. As a country, we mostly drive to get wherever we want to go and increasingly now we are outsourcing either our vehicle to be driven around when we are not driving it or volunteering to drive others around for some extra cash. Both endeavors can be highly profitable-the more days one makes their car available, the more they might end up getting paid. But what happens when the car is involved in a crash?

Man charged with drunk driving in head-on collision

When out driving in Worcester, there is an expectation that those sharing the road will adhere to the law and operate their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, there are times when drivers operate their vehicles recklessly, break the law by being a drunk driver, or take part in other dangerous behaviors that result in a car accident. When there is an auto accident, it can alter lives in a significant way with medical costs, a long hospital stay, problems getting back to normal, and even death. Often, legal assistance is the only method to be compensated to cover that which was lost.

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