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New employees should understand their rights in the event of a Massachusetts work accident

Employers in Massachusetts added jobs in July for the sixth straight month, outpacing much of the rest of the country, the Boston Globe reported.

Our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers hope the economic recovery continues. Our concern through much of the downturn has been reductions in workforce that can include workplace safety personnel and a general reluctance on the part of employees to report work injuries in Massachusetts or to otherwise do anything that might jeopardize their employment. Laws are in place to protect workers against retaliation for reporting a work accident. Failure to report an accident can result in an inability to collect damages if your injury later becomes serious and involves lost work time or even a disability claim.

Speaking with an experienced work accident lawyer in Boston is always the best course of action to protect your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family.

As the economy recovers, it will be equally important that new workers receive the proper safety training and understand their rights to a safe workplace and to proper compensation in the event of a serious or fatal work accident. Like those clinging to jobs during the recession, new workers may be particularly reluctant to file a work accident claim when an injury arises in the course of their employment.

Again, properly documenting an injury is absolutely critical and laws are in place to prevent an employer from retaliating. Of course, those laws are often only enforceable when an employee asserts his or her rights by contacting an aggressive and experienced law firm.

Massachusetts added 13,000 jobs last month, following the 3,000 jobs the state added in June. The unemployment rate now stands at 9 percent. State employment has increased despite an overall loss in jobs in the nation as a whole during the last two months.

Nationally, jobless claims hit 500,000 last week for the first time since November, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Massachusetts employment is rising at a rate of 4 percent so far this year, compared to 1 percent nationwide.

If you have been injured in a work accident in the Boston area, contact the Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.