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Report Shows High Number of Comp Claims From Violence Against Health Care Workers

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 555 | 0 | 17 min read

A new study by the Massachusetts Department of Health shows that health care continues to be one of the most dangerous types of work in the state, and violence against health workers is one of the leading causes of injuries. The report, which says it took an unprecedented look at Massachusetts workers' compensation claims data, gives fresh ammunition to nurses who have been calling for state and federal legislation aimed at protecting health workers from attacks by patients, family members and people who are mentally ill. “Every facility needs to have a plan to protect workers,&rdq...

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