Medford Workers' Compensation
In Medford, MA, statistics on the economy reveal that 25.20 percent of workers are employed in administrative support, sales or office possessions. Other sectors that employ large parts of the population in Medford include management, business and finance; education; and engineering or computer sciences.
A total of 408 workers were killed due to on-the-job incidents in 2013 in the business and professional services sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professional Medford workers are among those at risk of injury or fatalities on-the-job. However, the reality is that any worker employed in any position could be hurt or killed, or could be exposed to a wide variety of potential hazards. Massachusetts’ law recognizes the risks and provides broad protection to employees through state workers’ compensation laws. A Medford workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help workers take advantage of these legal protections and make a claim for compensation after a work injury.Medford Workers Face Injury Risks
The city of Medford, Massachusetts is located on the Mystic River. Medford is just five miles to the northwest of downtown Boston, and it is also home to prestigious Tufts University.
Prior to the 1840s, the economy in Medford was farm-based. However, in the 1840s and the 1850s, plots of land were sold to build residential and commercial businesses. Tufts was chartered in 1852, although Medford was not actually incorporated as a city until 1892. When it was incorporated as a city, it was a thriving center of industry and well-known for brick and tile manufacturers.
Today, the 8.6 square mile city is divided into different neighborhoods, including West Medford, Medford Hillside and Central Medford. West Medford is the most affluent area; median income citywide is $62,490 for a family.
No matter how much a worker makes, he is entitled to be safe on the job. Unfortunately, sometimes employers do not do what is required in order to reduce workplace hazards. One Medford contractor, for example, was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for potentially fatal cave-in hazard after failure to follow best practices for safety in excavation. When a mail carrier died during a heat wave in Medford, the U.S. Postal Service was also cited for failure to properly train workers on how to recognize and respond to head injury.A Medford Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
After a Medford work injury, the injured employee or surviving family members may make a workers’ compensation claim. No employer negligence is required for a worker to be entitled to work injury benefits. These benefits should cover medical treatment expenses and should provide disability income when a worker’s earning potential is reduced or he is prevented from working. Death benefits are also available to surviving dependents. An experienced attorney can help those who have been hurt or who have lost loved ones to make a claim for work injury compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a Medford workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.