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Workers’ Compensation & the Traveling Employee

By on September 15, 2017

The Massachusetts workers’ compensation statute provides that if an employee “receives a personal injury arising out of and in the course of his employment, or arising out of an ordinary risk of the street while actually engaged, with his employer’s authorization, in the business affairs or undertakings of his employer,” he shall be paid by […]

What is required to file a tort claim against a public employer?

By on April 26, 2017

Presentment requirement statute under the Tort Claims Act The Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (MTCA) eliminated traditional sovereign immunity from lawsuits for the state, cities and towns and most agencies, and permits tort claims to be brought against public employers in accordance with the procedure set forth in the Act, including presentment of claims within two […]

When Going to the Gym Isn’t Good For You: Liability for Gym Injuries

By on March 30, 2017

People go to gyms to improve their health and physical condition. However, gyms also contain hazards that can cause significant injuries—and even death. According to the U.S. Product and Safety Commission, nearly 500,000 people sustain injuries related to exercise equipment alone each year. Although gyms owe a general duty of care to customers and visitors, […]