Plymouth Workers' Compensation
In 2013, there were an estimated 184,100 workers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Plymouth, employment statistics reveal that the sales, office and administrative support sector is the field with the largest number of employees. A full 22.09 percent of the workforce is employed in these types of positions within Plymouth. Management, business and finance as well as food preparation and service are also sectors where large percentages of Plymouth employees have found work.
Workers doing any type of job, whether in an office or on a construction site, could be exposed to hazardous conditions or could become involved in an accident. Workers could also tire out or damage their bodies as a result of repetitive stress or overexertion. Massachusetts law recognizes that doing a job can be tough on your health, and provides workers’ compensation benefits to cover you if you get hurt. A Plymouth workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help injured employees and loved ones of those killed at work to take legal action and get the benefits they need. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.Plymouth, MA Work Injury Risks
Plymouth, Massachusetts is sometimes called “America’s Home Town.” It is one of the most famous and well-known cities in America because it was the site of the first colony founded by Pilgrims from the Mayflower.
Plymouth has the largest area of any Massachusetts municipality and, as of the 2010 census, there were a total of 56,468 residents. The city is about 40 miles to the south of Boston and its economy used to be largely based on shipping, fishing and rope-making. In fact, the world’s largest rope-making company used to be located there. Today, while Plymouth still has an active port, the primary industry in Plymouth is tourism.
Those serving the public at Plymouth face risks on-the-job, including exposure to hazards and workplace violence. They are not the only workers in danger of being injured on the job. A huge variety of different factors cause workers across all sectors to get hurt, sick or killed on the job, including falls, electrocution and exposure to toxins.
Employers have an important role to play in preventing deadly or serious work injuries, but don’t always do even the minimum to protect workers. For example, one Massachusetts contractor faced proposed fines of more than $23,000 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a chemical fire in Plymouth, MA that led to the hospitalization of one worker.Getting Help from a Plymouth, MA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Any time you suffer health problems as a result of your job, you should be able to make a work-injury claim and get medical bills covered as well as disability benefits. Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate claims are denied. A work injury lawyer can assist with making your claim and with appealing a denial or resolving disagreements related to benefits.
Schedule your free consultation with a Plymouth workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.