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Concrete construction accident kills worker

Throughout Boston, Massachusetts, construction projects are ubiquitous. These range from soaring skyscrapers to simple single-family homes. From time to time, the workers who toil each day on those construction projects suffer injuries, which may lead to workers' compensation claims.

Just how bad can a slip and fall at work really be?

Slip-and-fall accidents are the bane of just about every workplace. It doesn't matter if you work in an office or an industrial plant -- you run the risk of falling on the job and losing precious time at work and the income that goes with it.

Workers should report all on-the-job injuries

Many people get injured at their workplaces. Their injuries can range from mild to severe. Unfortunately, in many Boston cases, workers may be reticent about reporting their injuries to their employers. They should do so, and employers should create workplace climates that make employees feel comfortable doing so. A key reason why is so that eligible employees can secure the workers' compensation benefits to which they are legally entitled.

Injured workers tell of struggles with addiction

In some states across the country, workers' comp programs are changing. They are attempting to keep workers who get injured on the job from subsequently getting addicted to painkillers. It's a significant issue that impacts many who are over-prescribed opioids after an injury.

Workers' compensation in the world of bariatric care

Obesity is a known health risk to medical patients, but could it also put those who care for these individuals in jeopardy? Many nurses and other caregivers place their well-being on the line when they help lift or maneuver bariatric patients, and the dangers aren't just speculative. In clinical settings, those who attend to the obese and morbidly obese face very real hazards that could permanently change their lives.