Boston Workers Compensation Attorney
Roughly 3.5% of the US workforce will sustain an injury on the job in a given year. The accidents that cause these injuries are quite varied. Also, some lines of work see a higher incidence of on-the-job injuries than others. As a Boston workers compensation attorney, Christopher Earley represent clients injured on the job.
Here is a breakdown of some common workers compensation injuries:
1. Strains or sprains (30 percent)
2. Cuts or junctures (19 percent)
3. Contusions (12 percent)
4. Inflammation (5 percent)
5. Fractures (5 percent)
Here are the most common types of workers compensation accidents:
1. Material handling (32 percent of total claims)
2. Slips, trips and falls (16 percent)
3. Being struck by or colliding with an object (10 percent)
4. Accidents involving tools (7 percent)
5. Traumas occurring over time, for example when a part of the body is injured by overuse or strain (4 percent).
Here are the the most dangerous jobs that result in the highest number of workers compensation claims:
2. Nursing aides
3. Orderlies and attendants
5. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
6. Police officers and sheriff’s patrol officers
Boston Workers Comp Attorney Christopher Earley Can Help You
If you experienced a workers compensation accident it is crucial to report the accident immediately to your employer. Once you do your employer must report the claim to its workers compensation insurance company, which has 14 days to determine whether or not it will pay the claim, or deny the claim.
In the meantime, it is important for you to seek prompt medical attention. Make sure to report to the medical personnel that treat you that you had a work accident. That way, the medical records will be clear and accurate as to the cause of your injuries. Workers compensation cases are won and lost in court everyday over the wording contained in medical records.
The decision on when to hire a workers comp lawyer is probably one you are facing. The workers compensation insurance company has their lawyers. Don’t make the mistake of handling your claim without a lawyer. Our Boston workers compensation law firm offers free consultations and we only get paid if we win so call today.
Christopher Earley is a workers comp lawyer in Boston, MA that helps injured workers collect their workers comp benefits.