Marlborough is a city located in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. At the time of the 2010 US census, the population was 38,499, and according to the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate, it had grown to 39,141. Once an industrial town, Marlborough has evolved into a technology hotspot since the Massachusetts Turnpike was constructed.
Marlborough Workers?Are You At Risk?
With a booming technology industry, it comes as no surprise that many of the 172,280 employed workers in Marlborough and the surrounding towns and cities in Massachusetts work in technology-related positions. The Computer and Mathematical Occupational sector, for example, employs 15,040 workers. Other highly-occupied sectors include:
- Office and Administrative Support Occupations (23,170 employed workers)
- Sales and Related Occupations (18,730 employed workers)
- Management Occupations (13,130 employed workers)
- Business and Financial Operations Occupations (11,920 employed workers)
All of these occupational sectors include jobs that are essential to the high technology industry remaining strong and prosperous in Marlborough. Some of the jobs in these sectors include:
- Software Developers
- Computer User Support Specialists
- Web Developers
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
- Sales Engineers
- Office Clerks
These are just a few of the countless jobs in these occupational sectors. With so many Marlborough residents employed in these jobs, there is always risk for injury. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are often unavoidable and unpredictable.
Were You Hurt At Work?
Working in technology, office and administrative support, sales, management, or business and financial occupations does not mean a worker is guaranteed to be safe and free from bodily harm while working. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were 81,750 cases nationwide of workplace injuries or illness in Office and Administrative support occupations, 24,390 in Management occupations, 8,770 in Business and Financial Operations occupations, and 2,740 in Computer and Mathematical occupations. All of these incidents resulted in time away from work, which means money lost. The numbers don?t lie?workers in these fields face risks.
Overexertion and bodily reaction were the most common cause of injury in the workplace in 2014, with 384,260 cases accounting for 33% of total cases. The 2014 incidence rate for overexertion or bodily reaction was 35.6 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. Another common cause for workplace injuries?falls, slips, and/or trips?accounted for an additional 27 percent of the total in 2014, with 316,650 injuries that resulted in time away from work at an incidence rate of 29.3. It is also important to consider the fact that co-workers can pose a threat, too; there were 73,410 cases of violence and other injuries by persons or animal at work nationwide in 2014.
A Marlborough Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
If you?ve been hurt at work and have medical bills to pay, you may be wondering how you?ll be able to make ends meet. Keches Law Group understands how stressful a workplace injury can be for you and your family. Our team of experienced workers? compensation attorneys can help to answer your questions and get you on track to receiving workers? compensation benefits right away. If you?ve been hurt at work, don?t hesitate to call right away.
If you?ve been hurt at work and need legal representation, 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.