Leominster is a city located in the Worcester County of Massachusetts. It is the second largest city in the County. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 40,759, and according to the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate, it had grown to 40,954. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster, and Interstate 190, Route 13, and Route 117 all have starting/ending points in Leominster.
Leominster employs about 20,788 civilians over the age of 16, according to the US Census. Of those employed workers, a large portion of them are employed in office occupations. These occupations include:
- Management, business, science, and arts occupations: 7,325 employed workers.
- Sales and related occupations: 2,090 employed workers.
- Office and administrative support occupations: 2,498 employed workers.
Leominster Workers Face Risks
According to a news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were 81,750 incidents of occupational illnesses and injuries nationwide that resulted in days away from work in office and administrative support occupations. In addition, in sales and related occupations, there were 55,900 incidents of workplace injuries or illness; in management occupations, there were 24,390 incidents; and, in Business and financial operations occupations, there were 8,770 incidents. This is a far higher number than workers in these fields may expect; injuries and illness at work can happen to anyone in any occupation. If you work in an office or administrative support, sales, management, or business and financial occupation, you should know your rights when it comes to compensation for missed time at work.
All Jobs Have Risks
Workers in every occupational sector and field can fall victim to an injury or illness at work. Some of the most common workplace injuries are often seen in office environments; there were 7,970 reported incidents of Carpal tunnel syndrome, and 94,670 incidents of cuts, lacerations, and punctures. Other than workplace accidents involving objects or environmental hazards, coworkers, clients, and others can pose a threat to workers. In 2014, there were 73,410 cases of violence and other injuries by persons or animal nationwide, 31,380 of which were intentional injuries by another person. As you can see, office occupations are not necessarily safe.
Leominster Workers Face Risks at Work
If you were hurt at work and require time off to recover, you may be worrying about how you will be able to pay your medical bills. A workers’ compensation attorney can help to answer your questions, and fight for you so you can get the compensation you deserve and the care you need. The dedicated and experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Keches Law Group can assist you with your case from start to finish. Don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.
If you’ve been hurt at work, schedule your free consultation with a Keches Law Group attorney today. Call us at 617-898-0808, or visit our website and chat with us online.