Category: Personal Injury

Workers Compensation for Flight Attendants

Many find it surprising that  flight attendants have a higher injury rate than police officers, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. These on-the-job injuries show how flight attendants working at airports like Boston Logan may lack the safety protections

Posted in Personal Injury

Bowers vs. P. Wile’s | Extending Mode of Operation Claim for Premises Liability Cases

A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) may present a new challenge for business owners, especially those who provide “self-service” options for their customers. In the recent case of Bowers vs. P. Wile’s, Inc., the court overturned

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Massachusetts Warehouse Worker Killed by Delivery Truck

Massachusetts warehouse worker killed

A warehouse worker was killed by a delivery truck yesterday at Bernie and Phyl’s Furniture warehouse parking lot in Norton, Massachusetts. The truck was owned by a subcontractor that does furniture delivery for Bernie and Phyl’s. The accident is under

Posted in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Fall Protection Rule in Massachusetts

The fall protection rule in Massachusetts aims to keep employees who are at risk for falls in the workplace safe from harm. OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), requires that all people employed at a company who’s job puts

Posted in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

Adding Up Your Losses After an Accident

As a victim of a serious vehicle collision or workplace accident, you may have suffered injuries that are now impacting your daily life. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, but knowing that you have a claim is just

Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Employer Liability: Getting What You Deserve From Your Workers’ Compensation Case

When you are injured due to another person’s negligence or bad decisions, you have a right to stake a legal claim against them in court. Likewise, when you are injured at your job, you have a right to seek legal

Posted in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

Premises Liability: Rights and Responsibilities

    Big companies often intimidate people; but big companies, just like individuals, can and do get sued for a wide variety of reasons. One of the main ways a company or entity can be held responsible to the general

Posted in General, Personal Injury

Time is Of the Essence: Filing Workers’ Compensation Cases in Massachusetts

Workers’ compensation benefits, like most insurance-based benefits, are not automatic. Even though you may have a right and entitlement to benefits if you are injured at your workplace, there is still action that both you and your employer must take

Posted in Injury News, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

Pausing to Reflect on Workers’ Memorial Day

Pausing to Reflect on Workers’ Memorial Day At the Law Office of John J. Sheehan, a major part of our practice focuses on representing individuals who have been injured at work. In the worst of situations, we also represent the

Posted in General, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

New Headlight Law in Massachusetts: Are You in Compliance

On April 7, 2015, a new law requiring headlight usage during certain times became effective. The law, which you can read here, requires headlight use one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset, and usage when windshield wipers are

Posted in Bus Accidents, Car Accidents, Injury News, Personal Injury

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