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February 25, 2015,

Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA

A 17-year-old student, part of a work crew shoveling snow off of a department store roof, was injured after falling through a skylight.

Officials say the teen was helping to remove snow at Frugal Fannie’s clothing store in Westwood yesterday morning when he fell. Witnesses say he fell nearly 25 feet; his fall was broken by one of the store’s clothing racks. However the extent of the young man’s injuries remains unclear. The teen was flown to an area hospital by helicopter.

This unfortunate story is one of many that we’ve heard in Massachusetts and throughout the Northeast as our region continues to be blasted with heavy snowfall. Last week, two people in Canton were fatally injured due to roof falls and two horses died when the barn they were kept in collapsed.

According to The Patch, MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency), there have been more than 130 reports of roof collapses in just two weeks in the state. Many of the injuries sustained were directly from roofs collapsing under weight of snow, or people falling while attempting to remove snow from their roofs.

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February 20, 2015,

Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

According to a court ruling, an undocumented Mexican worker who gave his employer false identification is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained on the job. Mario Arellano, who gave a fake Social Security card, along with a driver’s license, to L & L Enterprises, hurt his back while riding in the back of a work truck.

Arellano’s injuries included a lumbar sprain and acute back pain. Arellano filed a workers’ compensation claim but the state of Wyoming denied it, contending that he did not give medical documentation to back his claim and failed to prove he was allowed to work in the United States.

An examiner from the state’s administrative hearing office said that although Arellano proved his back injury was because of his job, he did not succeed in demonstrating that he was covered under workers’ compensation law. The examiner denied Arellano the benefits and he appealed. A district court reversed the examiner's ruling.

Arellano’s employer then appealed. However, a Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the district court. It found that state law only mandates that an employer “reasonably” determine the work status of an employee using the documentation presented during hiring and available up through to the injury incident. The court pointed out that this way of interpreting the law protects employers who then don’t have to worry about being sued.

Undocumented workers who are injured on the job are entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our Boston work injury law firm today.

Injured undocumented worker entitled to comp, Business Insurance, February 19, 2015

Worker's Compensation, Mass.gov

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Tow Truck Driver Fatally Struck on Massachusetts Turnpike While Helping A Disabled Vehicle, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, February 13, 2015

February 12, 2015,

Massachusetts Nursing Assistants Sustain Back Injuries, Repetitive Trauma, Other Work Injuries

NPR reports that according to statistics from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor, nursing employees sustain over 35,000 back and other injuries each year. These injuries are serious enough that they warrant taking time off from work.

Nursing employees are also three times more likely than construction laborers to suffer musculoskeletal injuries. Registered nurses aren’t far behind after warehouse workers, truck drivers, and store clerks.

The main causes of these injuries are the duties of lifting and moving patients, which nursing employees do every day. During a typical day, a worker might lift a patient weighing much more than the employee at least a dozen times a day. This may lead to back pain, sprains, strains, and shoulder injuries.

One reason for the injury risk is that there is no way to safely lift a patient manually. While some hospitals have sought to remedy this hazard with special machinery lifts and intensive staff training, most medical facilities have not taken such measures.

As an injured nursing employee, you are likely entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. It doesn’t matter who or what caused your injuries on the job.

Back injuries aren’t the only common type of nursing injury. Repetitive stress, getting bloodborne infectious disease from needle punctures, physical injuries from violent assaults by mentally ill or violent patients, slip and fall injuries, sprains and strains to the lower back and shoulders, slipped discs, and infections or viruses.

Hospitals fail to protect nursing staff from becoming patients, NPR, February 4, 2015

What makes hospitals such hazardous workplaces?, OSHA

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OSHA Orders Ashley Furniture to Pay $1.7M After More Than 1,000 Workers Injured, Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog, February 7, 2015

February 7, 2015,

OSHA Orders Ashley Furniture to Pay $1.7M After More Than 1,000 Workers Injured

Ashley Furniture Industry Inc. has been fined $1.76M because its workers have gotten hurt in over 1,000 work-related injuries in the last three-and-a-half years. Following an incident last summer when one worker lost three fingers while operating a woodworking machine, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted a probe of the facility and found numerous willful, repeated, and serious safety violations.

The furniture company has also been put on the Severe Violator Enforcement Program for not addressing certain safety hazards. OSHA contends that Ashley Furniture purposely ignored the agency’s standards, as well as the company’s own safety manuals, to increase worker productivity levels. The company is accused of blaming workers for their injuries, which were actually caused by the unsafe working conditions created at Ashley Furniture.

OSHA said that the furniture maker did not act to protect workers from getting hurt by moving machine parts or prevent machines from unintentionally activating when machineries were being serviced. These kinds of violations can lead to permanent disability and death.

OSHA said Ashley Furniture did not properly train workers about safety procedures and the hazards that exist when servicing machinery. There were also inadequate drenching facilities for workers exposed to materials that were corrosive. Certain machines lacked readily-accessibly emergency-stop buttons, and electrical safety violations were committed.

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation
It doesn’t matter who was at fault in causing your Boston work injury. Even if no one was at fault or you caused your own work accident, you are likely entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. This means that although you cannot sue your employer, you should get medical benefits, and, depending on the extent of your injuries: temporary total incapacity benefits, partial incapacity benefits, permanent loss of function and disfigurement benefits, or permanent and total capacity benefits. If your loved one was a worker who died in a work accident, you should be entitled to survivors' benefits or dependents' benefits.

OSHA fines Ashley Furniture $1.77 million, StarTribune, February 2, 2015

Ashley Furniture faces $1.76M in fines after OSHA finds more than 1,000 worker injuries at Wisconsin site in past 36 months, Department of Labor, February 2, 2015

Labor and Workforce Development, Mass.gov

Severe Violator Enforcement Program, OSHA

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New Rules Allow Frail Elders to Continue Residing in Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, February 6, 2015

January 31, 2015,

NYC’s DEP Liable for $3 Million in Damages After Worker Injured

A $3 million pain and suffering award has been reinstated against the New York City Department of Environmental Protection after it was found to be in violation of state labor laws.

Rafael Lopez filed suit against the city and the department collectively due to injuries he sustained while working on the construction site at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant is currently owned by the City of New York and managed by the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

According to reports, Lopez fell backward and was impaled by an uncapped piece of vertical rebar (steel reinforcement), which ultimately caused him to sustain serious life-long injuries. He required multiple hospitalizations, spinal fusion surgery and physical therapy. Considering the nature and extent of Lopez’s injuries, the jury awarded him compensation for past and future pain and suffering totaling $5 million. City officials denied any liability o accident and raised issues of comparative negligence, a common defense to a labor lawsuit.

Unfortunately for Mr. Lopez, he was unsuccessful after the Kings County Supreme court granted the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability.
On appeal, the city moved for a new trial on the future pain and suffering damages. “The court agreed with the original jury award stating the $2 million past pain and suffering did not materially deviate from reasonable compensation and for the same reason the award for $3 million future pain and suffering would be reinstated. “

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January 28, 2015,

Boston Construction Accidents Can Lead to Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Cases, Wrongful Death Claims

It’s only January, and already there have been a number of construction accidents resulting in injuries in the United States. Just this week two workers were hurt after a wall used to create concrete walls inside a building fell. Also, in another accident, a 65-year-old construction worker died after a bundle of aluminum fell off a truck, striking him. Neil Hynick was transported to the hospital where he later died.

On Wednesday, another construction worker died and a second one was injured in an industrial accident. The men were demolishing a brick wall while standing on a scissor lift when the wall collapsed. This caused lift to drop. One of the workers, Fabian Garduno-Martinez, fell out of the lift, striking his head on the ground. He died from his injuries.

Massachusetts Worker Accidents

Please contact our Boston construction accident lawyers if you or someone you love was seriously injured in a work accident. We also have Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys that can help you with your work injury claim.

Unfortunately, working in the construction industry continues to be a dangerous business. In 2013, there were 796 construction worker deaths—at least 100 more than in the warehousing and transportation industries, which also have a high worker fatality rate.

Many construction accidents could and should have been prevented, if only the proper procedures were implemented and executed, safe conditions were enforced, unnecessary hazards were removed from the construction site, workers were properly trained, and adequate supervision was put in place.

General construction laborers are at highest risk for injury or death in a construction accident than other site workers. Fall accidents, getting hit by an object, getting caught in between objects and structures, and electrocution are among the most common causes of Massachusetts construction accidents. Serious work injuries may include severe burns, spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, disfigurement, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, limb loss, and death.

If you are someone who was hurt in an accident at a construction site you should get medical help right away. Have someone take photographs of the accident scene in case you need evidence to prove your claim. Gather information from witnesses. Notify your employer about the accident and your injuries. Contact a Boston workers’ compensation attorney immediately.

Although you cannot sue your employer, there may be third parties involved with the construction site and project that can and should be held liable. An injured worker may be able to file a Massachusetts construction accident lawsuit. Loved ones who have lost a family member in a construction accident may be able to pursue a Boston wrongful death case and pursue damages for loss of companionship, loss of love, and loss of emotional support. Family members may also be entitled to death benefits from the employer.

Construction Worker Killed in Industrial Accident, Another Injured, NewsWest, January 28, 2015

Wisconsin man killed in construction accident, WFSB, January 29, 2015

Workers Injured in Downtown Miami Construction Accident, NBC Miami, January 28, 2015

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MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project, Massachusetts Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog, January 23, 2015

Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015,

MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project

Four contractors were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet at an Easthampton jobsite, due to a lack of protective measures/equipment, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found.

According to reports, OSHA inspectors had visited the Easthampton renovation worksite in July 2014 after receiving complaints about fall hazards there. OSHA determined that four contractors working on that jobsite had violated safety measures and found several fall hazards including no fall protection for employees working on the roof; unguarded floor holes; insufficient anchorage for fall protection; and employees untrained to recognize fall hazards. All four contractors were cited and fined $110, 670 by OSHA; the projects general contractor, James J. Welch & Co, Inc., of Salem, MA, was fined $93,170 for one willful, one repeat and three serious violations of workplace safety standards.

"Falls are the number one killer in construction work. When fall protection is absent or deficient, as it was here, employees may be only moments away from a deadly or disabling plunge that could kill them or end their careers," Mary Hoye, OSHA's area director in Springfield, said in a statement.

She continued saying, "the sizable penalties reflect not only the danger of the fall hazards involved, but also the employer's knowledge of the hazards and its deliberate failure to safeguard its employees.”

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January 22, 2015,

Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Verdict to School Bus Driver’s Widow

The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos while working as a school bus driver for nearly four decades has been awarded a $7.7 million mesothelioma verdict. The driver, Lewis Nash, became exposed to the fibrous materials during the time he spent in the bus garage where vehicle maintenance was performed. The asbestos came from the clutches, brakes, and gaskets of the buses. Nash died from mesothelioma at the age of 81 in 2012.

The jury found Navistar, now called International Harvester, liable for Nash developing this serious form of cancer. The company manufactured the school buses.

Because it can take years for symptoms of mesothelioma to surface, there can be a very long latency period for the person affected. This is why Nash wasn’t diagnosed until almost twenty years after he retired.

The $7.7 million verdict includes $6 million for Nash’s physical and emotional pain and suffering and $7.5 million to his wife for his wrongful death, plus another $200,000 for loss of companionship.

If you or someone you loved developed mesothelioma from working on the job, you or your family member is likely entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits from the employer. There also may be grounds for a Massachusetts mesothelioma lawsuit against other liable parties.

Mesothelioma is a serious type of cancer that can be caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms may not appear for decades after exposure to these naturally forming, heat resistant fibers.

Asbestos fibers are used in many industries. They are used to strengthen cement, for insulation, and in fireproofing. According to Nolo.com, asbestos is commonly found in the automotive and shipbuilding industries and in other kinds of workplaces, including those involving construction, paper mills, auto repair, cooling and heating equipment repair, roofing, and janitorial jobs. Asbestos has also been linked to lung cancer, asbestosis, permanent lung damage, breathing problems, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, and abnormalities in the chest cavity.

Secondhand exposure to asbestos may also lead to mesothelioma and other health issues. For example, the family members of workers can develop this type of cancer if they were exposed to asbestos fibers that were left on their loved ones’ clothing.

Family of deceased F-M bus driver wins $7.7 million in largest local asbestos verdict ever, Syracuse.com, December 23, 2014

Mesothelioma, Mayo Clinic

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Liberty Research Institute Names Overexertion, Fall Accidents As Leading Causes of Work Injuries in 2012, Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog, January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015,

Liberty Research Institute Names Overexertion, Fall Accidents As Leading Causes of Work Injuries in 2012

According to Liberty Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index, the five leading causes of work injuries in 2012 were behind approximately 65% of all workers’ compensation expenses. The research examined claims data for injuries that lasted at least six days. The rankings given for the injuries were determined by total compensation costs.

Here are the top five causes of injuries on the job that year:

Overexertion: This may have involved the acts of pushing, lifting, pulling, carrying, holding, or throwing.
Falls on the same level: Slip and fall accidents, especially on snow and ice, were a common one.
Getting hit by equipment or an object
Falls from an elevated height
Other forms of exertions or physical reactions

Other leading causes of work injuries included roadway accidents, slip or trip accidents with no fall involved, getting stuck in or compressed by an object or vehicle, repetitive motion injuries, or getting struck against equipment or an object.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities at road construction sites and in work zones were a common cause of concern in 2013. Pedestrian workers killed by motor vehicles was one segment of workers killed in roadway accidents.

On a positive note, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the number of U.S. worker deaths have gone down, with just 12 fatalities occurring daily in 2012 compared to around 38 deaths a day in 1970. OSHA says that occupational illness and injury rates have also declined, even as the number of people with jobs in this country has almost doubled.

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation
If you were injured in a work accident you should contact an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation law firm right away. You want to make sure that you get all of the work injury benefits that you are owed in a timely manner. Often, a worker may try to get their injuries taken care of through their own insurance without knowing that they have other options and certain rights. An experienced Boston workers’ compensation attorney can protect your rights and advocate on your behalf especially when there is a dispute over benefits owed.

Go to this page to download the Liberty Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Tougher OSHA Reporting Rules for On-the-Job Injuries Are Now in Place
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January 9, 2015,

Tougher OSHA Reporting Rules for On-the-Job Injuries Are Now in Place

Under Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rules, private-sector employers must fulfill tougher reporting requirements for injuries on the job. Now, employers have to report all work-related deaths within eight hours and give notification of any eye losses, amputations, and inpatient hospitalizations within 24 hours of discovery.

The new requirements went into effect on January 1. Employers can report an incident either by calling the closest OSHA area office, contacting the OSHA hotline, or submitting a report online.

Previous to that, employees had to notify the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration of all workplace deaths or when at least three workers injured in the same incident were hospitalized.

According to OSHA’s Dr. David Michaels, who is the assistant secretary of labor, the reporting requirements were created to help save lives. Hopefully, workers and employers will become more able to more easily identify serious hazards on the job. Even employers in specific low-harm industries who are partly exempt from routinely maintaining OSHA illness and injury records must now abide by the tougher reporting requirements.

In 2013, 4,404 U.S. workers were killed while doing their job.

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation
If you are a worker that was seriously injured on the job you should file your Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim right away. You should also speak with a Boston work injury lawyer who can make sure that you are getting all of the benefits that you are owed for your injuries. Loved ones who have lost a family member in a work accident or because of a work-related disease may be entitled to death benefits.

Unfortunately, disputes may arise between an injured worker and an employer over whether or not benefits are owed. That’s just one of the reasons you want to make sure you have an experienced legal representative looking out for you. If other parties that were not your employer were involved, you may be able to file a third-party Massachusetts personal injury claim for damages.

Depending on the severity of your work injury, you may not be able to return to your job for a while, if ever again. Obtaining the benefits and compensation you are owed could help offset some of the costs and losses. Your recovery and well-being is important during this challenging time.

Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today.

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries
and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements
, OSHA, September 11, 2014

Stricter OSHA reporting rules set to take effect, Providence Journal, January 3, 2015

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December 27, 2014,

Domestic Workers in Massachusetts Soon to Get Employment and Labor Protections

Starting April 1, 2015, the state of Massachusetts will extend employment protections to domestic workers under the "Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.” The law will clarify that these workers are also protected under the workers’ compensation and unemployment statutes.

The legislation has to be followed by any entity or person that employs a domestic worker in a Massachusetts household—it doesn’t matter if the worker “lives in.” “Domestic worker” may apply to housekeepers, nannies, house managers, house cleaners, and those who do laundry, cook, or act as home companions or caretakers. Registered or licensed staff working with a placement or employment agency and casual babysitters are not covered, nor are individuals who work with seniors or the disabled under the state’s personal attendant program.

Among the new rights given to domestic workers under the bill: protection from unlawful harassment, guaranteed leaves of absence for adoption or childbirth under the state’s Maternity Leave Act, and protections from retaliation for complaining about work hours or wages. Rights have also been issued to domestic worker as they pertain to receiving notice about said rights, what consists of working time, guaranteed time off after working a full work week, the right to privacy, protection from excessive wage deductions for the costs of lodging, beverage, or food, as well as the right to request and dispute written evaluations. Domestic workers that are terminated from an employer’s household without cause have a right to written notice and receive at least 30 days of lodging or two weeks pay.

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation
If you are a worker who was injured on the job, you may be entitled to work injury benefits. Filing for and receiving Massachusetts workers’ compensation can help cover medical costs, disability, and wages you would lose otherwise should you need time off work. In some cases, a worker may sustain injuries serious enough that going back to work becomes impossible. Families of someone who dies in a work accident or from a disease or illness acquired on the job may be entitled to work injury benefits.


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December 18, 2014,

Massachusetts Truck Drivers Are at Risk of Serious Injuries on the Job

Massachusetts truckers are subject to serious injuries when doing their job and not just when they are involved in a truck crash. That said, although truck drivers are often portrayed as safer than most people when involved in a collision—seated behind all that truck metal and at a more elevated height in their cab than other motorists in smaller vehicles—they they too can suffer catastrophic injuries and die.

If you or someone you love sustained such a serious injury, you should speak with a Boston workers’ compensation lawyer right away rather try settling with your employer or their insurer on your own.

While truck drivers cannot sue their employer for Massachusetts personal injury, depending on what exactly happened and who else was involved, a trucker may be able to pursue civil damages from third parties, such as the negligent other driver, the company that hired the trucker, and others.

Examples of Common Truck Injuries:
• Spinal cord injury from involvement in a truck accident or at a worksite accident. SCIs can lead to paralysis, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and other health issues. Even if a trucker fully recovers, he/she may not be emotionally fit to go back to spending long hours driving on the road.

• Musculoskeletal disorders can occur when loading or unloading cargo from the truck and from the related heavy lifting. Such injuries may make it hard for a truck driver to drive a large vehicle, especially for extended periods of time.

• Injuries from fall accidents at elevated heights, including falls from the truck’s cab. Slip and fall accidents may also happen.

• Motor vehicle-related injuries. Most truck driver injuries occurred in traffic crashes. Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, organ damage, paralysis, and death may result.

• Injuries from getting hit by an object. This can happen when a worker is lifting objects, attaching trailers, or opening containers.

• Back pain and neck injuries from hours of driving, lifting heavy objects, and dealing with the constant vibration of a moving truck.

• Repetitive strain injuries from lowering the landing gear, pulling the fifth wheel pin, and lowering and lifting the truck hood.

• Lower extremity injuries from accidents on the job, as well as from sitting for so long or frequent use of the gas pedal.

Truck drivers who end up with lasting injuries or disabilities may find that they are at a loss of income with no other means of making a living. Chronic pain can make it hard to enjoy a normal quality of life. Ensuring that you get all of the Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits you are owed can help.

Cape Cod Drowning Death is Second Swimming Fatality at Yarmouth Hotel in Four Months, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, December 18, 2014

Fall River Construction Worker Dies While Working On Natural Gas Lines in Road Project, Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog, December 12, 2014

Consolidation of Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Gets Opposition from Bayer, Johnson & Johnson
, Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog, December 5, 2014