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Potential causes of dispute in workers' compensation claims

The filing of workers' compensation claims has the potential to sour even a perfectly cordial professional relationship. Many of the disputes in Massachusetts regarding such claims arise when trust breaks down between the two parties. These suspicions are often compounded as medical costs rise, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration begins an investigation or when the following factors come into the discussion:

What are some benefits workers' comp offers?

On a daily basis, people are hurt in many different workplace mishaps. Sometimes, a worker may sustain an injury while on a construction site, while other accidents involve repetitive strain and falling debris. Regardless of the field you are employed in, if you suffer an injury at work it is pivotal to go over your options at once. In Massachusetts, and all across the U.S., these injuries have upended many lives and can also make life challenging for the relatives of those who are hurt in a jobsite accident.

Types of OSHA violations

Employers in Massachusetts are required by law to follow certain procedures and regulations to keep their workers safe, and these are controlled by OSHA. There are a number of ways a company may violate these regulations, and there are strict penalties for doing so.

Do work injuries occur more often during summer months?

From the time of day to dangers that are associated with a particular industry, on the job injuries take place for many different reasons. In Leominster, and in other cities over all of Massachusetts, it is essential for those who work in all fields to recognize potential hazards that may be present and do what they can to stay safe. For example, the likelihood of an injury at work may be greater during certain times of the year.

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