Quincy Workers' Compensation Lawyer
More than 2.5 million people work in the Quincy, Boston and Cambridge areas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 185,540 workers are employed in management occupations in the area. Other top industries include business and finance; computers and mathematics; architecture and engineering occupations; social science occupations; and employees working in community and social service fields.
Although many of the top industries in Quincy are in the professional services field rather than in traditional high-risk industries, workers still face significant risks of workplace injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 408 workers providing professional and business services were killed on-the-job in the United States in 2013. Professional workers and others within the city of Quincy need to know their rights if they get hurt and should consult with a Quincy workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman.Workers Face Risks of Workplace Injuries
In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Quincy employers for many workplace safety violations including:
- Willful failure to follow safety rules for scaffolding
- Cave in hazards due to failure to follow trenching safety rules
- Failure to follow safety rules for a ladder jack
Protecting workers on scaffolding and employees working at high elevations is imperative because falls are one of the leading cause of workplace fatalities every year in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, other top causes of injuries on-the-job include:
- Violent acts at work.
- Repetitive motion injuries.
- Becoming entangled in machinery.
- Motor vehicle crashes.
- Walking into stationary objects.
- Falling objects.
- Slips, trips and other reaction injuries.
- Overexertion injuries.
Quincy was traditionally a manufacturing and heavy industry center, and during the 19th century the majority of jobs were found in local granite quarries or building ships at Fore River Shipyard. More recently, the economy has shifted to the health care sector, financial services and insurance. As a result, the greatest risks have shifted for Quincy workers. Regardless of the circumstances, however, those who work in the city of Quincy deserve to have a safe workplace.
Workers are also entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of whether their employers follow safety regulations or are negligent. Workers’ comp benefits provide medical coverage and disability income so that no worker hurt on-the-job suffers financial hardship as a result of an accident while performing work tasks.A Quincy Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Quincy is located in Norfolk County and is considered a part of Metropolitan Boston. It is the eighth largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 92,271 as of 2010. Quincy is best known as the birthplace of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and is sometimes called the City of Presidents.
With a total area of 26.9 square miles, Quincy is considered primarily urban and has a population density of 5,567.9 people per square mile. In this big and bustling city, workers who get hurt will face significant expenses in receiving treatment and in continuing to provide for themselves and their families if their injuries prevent employment. Workers’ compensation benefits can make it possible to get the treatment you need and to support yourself after a workplace injury. An attorney can help to make a claim for benefits or can assist with problems gettin g the benefits you deserve.
Schedule your free consultation with a Quincy workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.