Natick Workers' Compensation
In Natick, MA, 23.54 percent of the workforce is employed in sales, office and administrative support positions and 23.82 percent is employed in management, business or finance. Engineering, computers and science; education and library; and healthcare are other top fields where workers in Natick are reportedly employed.
The healthcare sector was the industry with the largest number of workplace injuries over the course of 2010, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported 408 worker deaths among employees in professional positions in the business services sector. Workers in Natick within these fields face the risk of on-the-job injury or death. However, any worker in any job can potentially be injured or even killed while doing his work. When an injury, illness or death happens due to employment-related tasks, a Natick workers’ compensation attorney should be consulted for help making a workers’ compensation claim.Natick Residents Face Workplace Risks
Natick is in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts within Middlesex County. The city had a population of 33,006 as of the census in 2010. Because Natick is just 15 miles from Boston, the city is considered to be a part of the greater Boston area.
Natick was settled in 1651 by a Puritan missionary, although it was not officially incorporated until 1781. Natick started as a farming town, but shoe factories began to develop in the area when the sewing machine was developed in 1858. At one time, there were 23 shoe factories operating in Natick, and the city was third in the United States in terms of quantity of shoes being produced locally.
Today, show factories are no longer dominant in Natick, but there are still workers in the manufacturing sector. There are also workers in construction, professional support, food service and myriad other fields. Unfortunately, all of these workers could be at risk of workplace injury or illness. This risk is exacerbated when employers do not do enough to protect those who work for them, in some cases even violating occupational safety and health rules.
Unfortunately, even large companies can violate safety rules. For example, according to Biz Journals, Home Depot was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violations at multiple store locations, including stores in Natick, MA.A Natick Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
A violation of a safety rule is not required for an injured worker to make a workers’ compensation claim. In fact, while a personal injury claim generally requires a plaintiff to prove negligence, an employer’s carelessness is not a factor in a workers’ compensation case.
If a worker gets hurt performing work tasks, he should have medical bills covered. Workers’ compensation insurance should also pay disability benefits to those whose injuries reduce their earning potential or whose injuries make it impossible to work. If the workplace accident or illness is deadly, surviving dependents should receive death benefits. An experienced attorney can help those who experience losses due to a work injury to make a claim and secure the benefits provided under Massachusetts law.
Schedule your free consultation with a Natick workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.