Weymouth Workers' Compensation
In Weymouth, Massachusetts, 27.53 percent of the workforce is employed in sales, office jobs, or the field of administrative support. More than 13 percent of the workforce has management, business or finance jobs and 12.06 percent of workers in Weymouth are reportedly employed in construction, excavation, maintenance or repair.
In 2013, a total of 796 workers in the United States were killed in the construction industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While construction is very dangerous, even professional workers in business jobs can lose their lives while performing work duties. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 408 deaths among workers killed in the professional and business services sector during 2013. Any worker hurt or sick because of his job has legal rights under Massachusetts law. A Weymouth workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help those who have been harmed to make a claim for benefits.Weymouth Workers Face On-the-Job Risks
Weymouth is located within Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Weymouth is the second-oldest European settlement within the state. The area was settled by Europeans in 1622, but the initial settlement failed as men from London could not face the hardships necessary to survive and thrive in the area.
Of course, things improved for Weymouth as the country became more industrialized. In the 18th century, Weymouth became heavily involved in the shoemaking industry. The Stetson Shoe company continued to operate in the area until 1973, when it finally closed. There are now medical offices in its old building.
Weymouth is known for being the birthplace of Abigail Adams, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another. As of the 2010 census, it was home to a population of 53,743 residents. Families within Weymouth had a median income of $54,083.
Workers at all income levels in Weymouth deserve a safe job with employers who follow regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, this is not always what workers get, as some employers fail to follow even basic safety rules. For example, after a worker fell 30-feet while performing work tasks for a Weymouth, Massachusetts contractor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed to fine the contractor more than $61,000 for safety violations.A Weymouth Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
An OSHA violation is an egregious example of employer negligence, but an employer’s actions or failures are not relevant to a workers’ compensation claim.
Any worker who is hurt or who gets sick because of work tasks is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. An attorney can help to make a claim for benefits, which include payment of medical costs as well as payment of disability income on a temporary or permanent basis. Disability income may provide for those who cannot work due to injuries or may provide partial wage loss benefits if earning power is reduced due to health problems resulting from an on-the-job injury.
Schedule your free consultation with a Weymouth workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.