When you are going through the process of being recruited for a new job in Massachusetts, you will spend as much time interviewing your potential employer as they will spend interviewing you. One of the areas that you should ask about is how their workers' compensation policy works. Once hired, a good employer will spend considerable time making sure you understand your rights in the event you are injured on the job. At Ellis Law Offices LLP, we have been able to help injured workers to utilize the maximum of their workers' compensation policy.
When a loved one is physically or mentally unable to care for himself or herself, your family may have to make the difficult decision to move that individual to a Massachusetts nursing home. This is a hard choice, and you likely did a significant amount of research before moving forward with the process. You may have been confident that the facility you chose would provide adequate care and support.
For many people in Massachusetts, the amount of time they spend in their vehicles getting to and from work every day has become almost an extension of their workday. This has been fueled by the ability to remain in communication at virtually any time. Cell phones have become so common that many employees find themselves on conference calls or receiving messages while on their daily commute. This, in turn, may well be increasing the urge to use phones while behind the wheel.
Hearing that the number of workplace injuries and fatalities is down in Massachusetts is good news for employees all around the state. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported the good news, stating that the number of fatal accidents has remained nearly the same over the last few years.
So much attention is paid to the dangers posed by drunk driving in Worcester that you might think that intoxicated motorists are the only dangerous drivers you may encounter on the road. The fact is that there is another type of driver that poses just as great a danger as those that are intoxicated. This is the driver that gets behind the wheel after having only had a few hours of sleep or taking a medication that is known to cause drowsiness. The risk that such a motorist presents might be even greater than you would think because people are much more likely to drive while drowsy than while drunk.