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Traumatic brain injury may impact Massachusetts athletes

A traumatic brain injury can occur in several ways. Unfortunately, a traumatic brain injury can often result in a person needing long term rehabilitation or there may not be a potential for them to recover. Residents may be interested in a recent article that stated 4,400 head injuries occurred during school sports in Massachusetts alone. This could be eye opening for residents and certainly for parents.

Workplace accidents dangerous to Massachusetts workers

While most companies try to ensure the safety of their workers, unfortunately workplace accidents still occur. Massachusetts workers who have been injured can probably relate to a recent accident that injured one man. At times, workers' compensation will cover workplace accidents. Other times, a worker may have to explore other avenues in order to recover accident-related expenses.

Massachusetts bakery fined by OSHA: workers' compensation?

Workers in Massachusetts can face injuries in their workplace on a daily basis. There are numerous factors that can come into play when workers are in fact injured. Some may be hurt as a result of personal error and not following proper protocols to avoid injury. Other cases are not caused by employees failing to follow rules and regulations, however. Many employer do not enforce proper precautions to keep their employees free of injury; and for one bakery in Massachusetts, they are paying the price -- leaving a family the opportunity to file a claim for workers' compensation.

Truck driver sued for causing fatal bicycle accident in Boston.

Almost a year after the death of a 23-year-old graduate student from Boston, Massachusetts, his parents are in the process of suing the truck driver responsible, as well as the trucking company. The driver of the tractor-trailer truck allegedly attempted to make a right turn from the left lane. The parents believe that this action caused the fatal bicycle accident that killed their son who was traveling in the bike lane.

Massachusetts athletes: Is enough done to prevent a brain injury?

A brain injury can occur from many different types of accidents or activities. Massachusetts readers are likely aware of the risks associated with playing football. Many stories have hit the media outlets lately regarding different players that have suffered a brain injury -- ranging from peewee leagues to the NFL. One recent story involves a study about high school players that was conducted in Massachusetts.

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