Boston construction workers know all too well the pain of working through an injury on the job in order to keep earning a paycheck as the family breadwinner. But could pushing through the pain be contributing to the opioid addiction problem here in Massachusetts?
Suffering a major injury at work can be a stressful and intimidating experience, and the aftermath of your incident could leave you facing a lengthy period of recovery. With the impending loss of income, you may feel that you will struggle to afford the extensive medical expenses you accumulated in the process.
This month, the Massachusetts attorney general announced fines and settlements with seven different nursing home facilities in the state. This is the final resolution to the allegations of "systemic failures" that injured multiple residents and cost at least five others their lives.
No pregnant woman wants to dwell on the possibility that her baby may be born with birth defects. Yet, roughly 150,000 babies are born with one or more birth defects annually here in the United States.
Imagine experiencing the thrill of seeing your wife give birth to a much-loved infant, then just hours later seeing the life slip away from her as she bled out from an undetected birth injury. The distraught widower had only time to capture the baby's first moments of life with his mother before she succumbed to internal bleeding from the lacerated bladder that occurred during her cesarean section.
If an employee gets hurt on the job, the traditional trajectory of the incident is that they seek medical treatment, recuperate and return to work. During their recuperation period, they may draw workers' compensation benefits that supplement their income.