Lawrence Workers' Compensation
In Lawrence, Methuen and Salem, there were a total of 75,300 people in the civilian labor force as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These workers have jobs in a variety of different industries. While construction and manufacturing are sectors with the highest number of workplace fatalities in the United States, workers in Lawrence could potentially be injured, made sick or killed at their job regardless of the field in which they work.
Massachusetts’ law provides protection to every worker who gets hurt or sick on the job. If you can trace your health problems to something you were required to do for work, you should be entitled to compensation. A Lawrence workers’ compensation attorney can help you to take legal action and make your claim. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today to speak with an attorney with knowledge of Lawrence workers’ compensation claims who can help you.Lawrence Workers Face Risk of Injury
Lawrence is located along the Merrimack River and had a total population of 76,377 as of the 2010 census. Situated within Essex County, Lawrence is bordered by North Andover, Methuen, Andover, and Salem. Together with Salem, Lawrence is one of two county seats of Essex County.
Although famous for being the early residence of the poet Robert Frost, Lawrence is best known for being a hub of manufacturing. There are plants in the area that manufacture food products, electronics, footwear, textiles, computers and paper products.
Unfortunately, workers in manufacturing as well as other industries are at risk of potentially getting injured or sick while doing their jobs. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 304 workers lost their lives in 2013 in the manufacturing sector. The risk to workers is especially grave in situations where Lawrence employers fail to follow regulations designed to ensure the safety of their workers.
For example, one Lawrence metal finishing plant was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for repeated and serious safety hazards. Problems included extension cords being utilized instead of permanent wiring, creating an electrical hazard. There was also inadequate ventilation in a paint spray booth, putting workers at risk of inhaling toxic chemicals.A Lawrence Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Workers’ compensation covers all situations where an injury is work-related. A work injury should be covered regardless of negligence, or absence of negligence, on the part of either the employee or the employer. Workers’ compensation should pay for disability income, medical costs or death benefits after an accident on or off the worksite; after a repetitive stress or over-exertion injury develops; or after exposure to toxins or chemicals makes a worker sick.
Sometimes, however, workers’ compensation insurers refuse to provide required payments to those who are harmed on the job. Insurers may deny legitimate claims, refuse to pay for treatments that should be covered, or try to force workers back to work before they are ready. When a dispute over benefits arises, Employee Claim - Form 110 can be submitted to the Department of Industrial Accidents so the dispute can be negotiated and resolved. An experienced attorney can provide assistance with all initial work injury claims as well as with benefits disputes.
Schedule your free consultation with a Lawrence workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.