No matter the line of work, a Massachusetts resident can be put in harm's way. An individual's job, such as fireman, police officer or construction worker, can have obvious risks, but even seemingly harmless jobs can pose a threat. Office workers may suffer injuries when moving office equipment and delivery drivers can be hurt in a car accident. Regardless of the job or type of injury suffered, those who are hurt on the job may need financial assistance to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. Fortunately, help may be sought through the workers' compensation system.
Suffering an on-the-job injury can kick off a string of hardships for a Massachusetts worker. There is, of course, the physical pain with which a victim must cope, but in many cases there is also a significant financial toll. Lost wages can leave a victim and his or her family on rocky financial footing. Medical expenses can leave a victim with debt that he or she never expected and never deserved. This is why filing a claim for workers' compensation is so important.
No one expects to be injured on the job, but it nonetheless happens. And it happens a lot. Those who have suffered workplace injuries are often concerned about their ability to work and, perhaps more importantly, their ability to stay afloat financially. Foregoing a wage for an extended period of time can rock a family's financial foundation, oftentimes causing them to struggle to make ends meet.
For many Massachusetts residents, much of their day is spent at work. Regardless of one's profession, certain dangers are posed. With this in mind, our local, state and federal governments have implemented laws and regulations in an attempt to ensure workplace safety. However, when employers fail to adhere to these rules, serious injuries and death can result. When workers suffer a workplace injury, they may be able to recover workers' compensation.