Aug 16, 2010

Teens More Likely to Be Injured on the Job?

The Boston Globe reports in Young employees sometimes find themselves in harm’s way and face injury or death, that:
"Young people tend to find employment outside white-collar occupations, taking jobs where the risk is higher for workers of all ages. By definition, teens are inexperienced at the work they do, heightening their chances of injury. Because eight out of 10 teenagers are employed before leaving high school, their safety is a public health concern that’s getting increasing attention."
An accompanying graphic of work-related injuries to teens, show the startling evidence. Click on the thumbnail to link to the article where you can view the whole story and a larger version of this graphic.

Jul 28, 2010

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Snow Shovel — Slip and Fall Liability in MA

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled this week in a historic decision regarding snow removal and slip and fall injuries. A article reports on the ruling saying...
"...the state’s high court ruled yesterday that landowners must make sure their property is clear of any snow and ice that could cause injury to others, regardless of whether the snow came from Mother Nature or from a plow or other source."
Read the full article: SJC changes rule on snow removal.
The case is Papadopoulos v. Target Corp. You can read the full ruling here.

Jun 22, 2010

Seven Partners From Sugarman Selected as Best Lawyers and Sugarman is featured in the Boston's Best Lawyers Publication

Boston, MA (PRWEB) — Seven partners from Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C., have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and are featured in the Boston's Best Lawyers 2010 Edition, a supplement to the Boston Globe.

One of the feature stories is that of Neil Sugarman, named by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation. The article highlights Mr. Sugarman's highly successful 40-year career, fighting for personal injury victims. The article notes that Mr. Sugarman focuses his practice on products liability, medical malpractice, construction site accidents and complex personal injury cases and finds product liability cases "particularly satisfying…the complex cases always intrigued me." In the article, Mr. Sugarman also explains that "product liability and personal injury lawyers must always convey credibility before the jury, being accurate and forthright…Once the jury realizes that you are not only truthful but accurate, then what you have to say usually gets translated into a positive result for your client."