Revere Workers' Compensation
In Revere, Massachusetts, 28.87 percent of jobs are in the field of sales, office or administrative support. A total of 13.27 percent of the workforce is reportedly employed in production, transportation and material moving, and 12.13 percent of people work in the field of food preparation and serving.
Unfortunately, these and other industries present risks to workers. From the danger of being exposed to on-the-job hazards to the risk of falls or transportation accidents, there are many ways that a worker could be injured, made sick or killed while doing his job. When an injury or fatality occurs, a Revere workers’ compensation attorney can help the injured employee or his surviving loved ones pursue a claim for compensation. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman to speak with an experienced lawyer for help.Revere Workers Face Injury Risks
Revere is a city in Massachusetts located just five miles away from downtown Boston. Revere is in Suffolk County and is bordered by Winthrop, Chelsea, East Boston, Malden, Everett, Saugus and Lynn. The Atlantic Ocean is on the east side of this 10 square mile city.
Revere is home to the oldest continuously-operating candy company, which manufacturers Necco Wafers as well as the seasonal valentines hearts with messages on them. Because of its proximity to Boston, there are also many jobs available for office work as well as for service work.
Unfortunately, in the professional services and business sector, which employed the majority of Revere’s workforce, a total of 408 workers were killed nationwide in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the food preparation and services sector, 2,196 workers lost their lives over the same time period, as reported by the BLS.
Workers can also suffer injuries on-the-job that result in costly medical bills and that may interfere with the ongoing ability to earn a living, even if those injuries are not fatal. This is especially true if employers do not do live up to requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create a safe work environment for their employees.
For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited one Massachusetts company for failure to provide cave-in protection at a job site in Revere. A lack of cave-in protection can lead to a worker being crushed.A Revere Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
After any type of on-the-job injury, the employee or his surviving family members can make a workers’ compensation claim. It does not matter whether an employer violated OSHA, was negligent or was careful in creating a safe workplace. The only requirement for a covered worker to get benefits after an injury is that he got hurt on-the-job as a direct result of work tasks.
Workers can make claims not only for accidents on-site, but also for overexertion injuries, repetitive stress injuries, illnesses caused by workplace exposure, and accidents off-site while doing work. Our law firm can help you to determine if your injury should be covered by Massachusetts’ workers compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a Revere workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.