Methuen Workers' Compensation
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 75,300 people in the civilian labor force work in Methuen, Salem and Lawrence. Statistics on employment reveal 15.3 percent of workers in Methuen are employed in management, business and finance occupations, and 26.52 percent of workers are employed in sales, office or administrative support positions. Other top sectors include healthcare and technology; engineering and computer science, and transportation, production and material moving.
Workers in these and other industries could be hurt or even killed while doing work tasks. If this occurs, a Methuen workers’ compensation attorney should be consulted to help report your injury and make a claim for benefits through workers’ compensation. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can assist throughout the process of making a work injury claim.Methuen Workers Face Risks On the Job
Methuen is located in Essex County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Methuen was 47,255. The city was originally a part of Haverhill until early residents petitioned to form a new city. Methuen was officially incorporated in 1726 and was named for Sir Paul Methuen, who was a member of the King’s Privacy Council.
Development of Methuen was heavily influenced by the growth in industry during the 1800s. The Methuen Cotton Mill was constructed in the 1820s and hats and shoes were manufactured nearby.
The city is bordered by Haverhill, North Andover, Lawrence, Andover, Dracut, Pelham, and Salem, New Hampshire. It is just 30 miles to the northwest of Boston and 25 miles to the southeast of Manchester, New Hampshire. The median income for families in the city is almost $60,000.
Workers at all income levels deserve a safe place to work and employers should follow all regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Unfortunately, some employers willfully or negligently fail to protect workers.
One Methuen contractor, for example, was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for willful failure to provide cave-in protection for employees. An OSHA spokesperson commented: “"It's fortunate that no cave-in occurred but that in no way relieves an employer of the responsibility to provide required protection for workers.”Getting Help from a Methuen Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
After a workplace injury, victims should receive coverage for medical treatment and lost wages. There is no requirement to prove that an employer was negligent in order for an injured worker to get benefits through workers’ compensation. As long as an employer can demonstrate that the origins of an illness or injury were work tasks, the worker should be entitled to coverage.
In addition to medical treatment costs, workers are also entitled to temporary or permanent benefits for full or partial disabilities if a workplace injury reduces earning potential. If the injury is a fatal one, survivors of the person killed on the job may receive death benefits. An attorney can assist throughout the process of making a benefits claim and recovering the necessary funds after an injury.
Schedule your free consultation with a Methuen workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.