Many Massachusetts residents rarely have to worry about workplace accidents. Those performing jobs that require manual labor, however, are often more likely to face the risk of being injured on the job. A worker in a nearby state was recently seriously hurt at his job on a construction site.
Traumatic brain injuries are something that many believe only individuals suffer as the result of military duty, a car accident or even playing sports. As one is getting up and going to work, the possibility of suffering a traumatic brain injury while on the job doesn't seem likely. However, for one Massachusetts man, this was recently the case as he suffered a workplace injury that resulted in such an injury.
Work is a fact of life for many Massachusetts residents. Every day, they get up, get dressed and head out the door. Some work in office buildings, and others work on construction sites. Regardless of the location, each individual goes to work under the assumption that after a certain period of time, he or she will return home. Unfortunately, sometimes a workplace accident occurs and this assumption does not become reality.
The alarm clock rings, and the day begins. It's time to take a shower, eat breakfast and go to work. The average Massachusetts worker assumes that the day will go like most others, soon be home with his or her family. It will be time to eat dinner, help children with homework and go to bed so that the process can start all over again. However, every once in a while, the day does not go like others, and a workplace accident occurs.
Accidents happen on a daily basis throughout Massachusetts. Some accidents are minor and cause little harm to the individual. However, other accidents produce an entirely different scenario, leaving a family wondering what happened and how to recover from the loss of their loved one. One family is now experiencing this loss due to a recent workplace accident that resulted in the death of a loved one.
The average Massachusetts resident gets up and goes to work most days throughout the week. Some of these jobs are in an office answering phones, working with clients or designing new buildings; others are outside at construction sites, plants or similar environments. Some individuals love their jobs; others would rather be doing something else. Regardless, each individual leaves for work each day with the expectation of returning home safe and sound. The idea of losing one's life as a result of a workplace accident just usually does not come to mind.
Every day, people all over Massachusetts wake up and get ready to go to work. They eat breakfast, brush their teeth and say goodbye to their loved ones. All this is done without thinking of the possibility that this could be the last time that this routine is followed. The possibility of a workplace accident is usually not a part of the normal morning routine.
When working with large, industrial equipment, workers are often made aware of the potential dangers. Even though most companies have safety procedures in place, a workplace accident can still happen, leaving families in Massachusetts wondering how they will cope with the consequences. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family is likely still coming to terms with the news that their loved one was killed in an accident while at work.
The number of people killed while completing their job responsibilities has drastically fallen over the course of the last several decades. Even with increased standards and improved technologies, however, workplace accidents resulting in fatalities still occur. While family of the victims of fatal accidents in Massachusetts may be entitled to workers' compensation, many need additional help to ensure fair treatment.
While many in Massachusetts can identify jobs that have significant risks, some may be unaware of the risks faced by those who work in trenches. A collapse of a trench can often have serious consequences, as evidenced by a recent out-of-state incident. Two people were killed and a third was injured in a workplace accident that has resulted in a federal investigation.