There are many jobs that come with a high risk of being injured, including the construction and maintenance industries. Depending on what an employee is tasked with, he or she can be injured at work from falls, burns, debris, chemicals, contagions or even seemingly harmless office equipment. Employers in Massachusetts have a duty to keep their work sites safe and to ensure those working for them are educated on safety procedures. Despite such measures, workplace accidents still occur frequently throughout the U.S.
Recently, a Comcast employee who was working on cable wiring in Somerville received serious head injuries from a fall. According to authorities, the man fell two stories off of a ladder and hit his head on a retaining wall, requiring hospitalization. Serious head injuries typically take a long time to recover from, and in some cases may cause permanent disability. During his recovery, the man and his family would be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim to help with their expenses while he is out of work.