In 2017, 74 people lost their lives because of workplace accidents. This is an 11-year high for the state and also reflects on nationwide rises in workplace deaths.
Young people are at particular risk because many of them work as contractors in what is called the gig economy.
Workers are often seeing the raw end of the deal as employers don’t want to take responsibility for their workers, especially contract workers.
A report from the AFL-CIO found that Massachusetts had a 57 percent increase between 2015 and 2016 in workplace deaths.
Employers have a responsibility to make sure working conditions are safe. If they do not uphold this responsibility, this could lead to accidents and even deaths.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, we want to stand by your side as you seek to recover compensation and assistance. We can help you with your personal injury claim. Please contact us today to talk to us about your claim.
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