Malden Workers' Compensation
In Malden, MA, 24.21 percent of the workforce is employed in sales, office or administrative support jobs. Another 14.10 percent of workers are in management, business and finance. Other top sectors include transportation and material moving; food preparation and service; and engineering, computers and science.
No worker in any industry is safe from workplace accidents, even in administrative and professional positions. While Malden may have a large number of white-collar workers, anyone could be exposed to hazards, suffer an injury due to overexertion, or become involved in a fall or transportation accident at work. No matter what the reason for a work injury, or what sector the worker is employed in, Massachusetts law provides protection to employees who get hurt on-the-job. Call a Malden workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for help understanding your rights and pursuing your work injury claim.Malden Workers at Risk of Injury
Malden was named the best place in Massachusetts to raise kids in 2009 by Bloomberg Buisnessweek. This city in Middlesex County had a population of 59,450 people as of the census in 2010. Malden is a hilly area that was heavily wooded when Puritan’s settled the land in 1650. The area was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1649.
Malden has many claims-to-fame, including the fact that Malden High School has the second-oldest continuous football rivalry in the country with Medford High School. It is also the city where a same-sex couple was first to marry in Massachusetts after laws changed and the state became the first in the country to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The city is bordered by Melrose, Stoneham, Medford, Everett and Saugus and the median family income is over $55,000.
Unfortunately, workers in Malden are too often hurt on-the-job. This is especially a risk if employers do not fulfill obligations imposed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. One Malden bakery, for example, was reportedly fined $20,790 for equipment safety violations after a worker’s apron caught in a conveyor built. The worker was strangled and died from her injuries.A Malden Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 408 worker deaths in the professional and business services sector in 2013. This sector employs many Malden workers and workers within this sector could be injured or killed as a result of accidents on or offsite, as well as exposure to hazards, overexertion or repetitive stress. These are some of the same problems that plague employees in every field of work.
Whenever a worker is killed, no matter what his job or what safety precautions his employer took, the injured employee has legal rights. A workers’ compensation claim can make it possible for an employee to get his medical costs covered as well as to get disability benefits and wage loss income. If the worker is killed, his family may get death benefits through workers’ compensation. An experienced attorney can help injured workers and family members who have lost a loved one.
Schedule your free consultation with a Malden workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.