Workplace accidents often happen in seconds. A worker is operating a machine or feeding metal or wood into the machine when suddenly, the machine traps an arm or leg. Quick action is often the difference between life and death when a workplace accident occurs. Two Rockland police officers have been credited with taking quick action that saved the life of a machine operator whose arm had been severed by the machine he was operating.
One of the most common complaints made by people who work with their hands or legs is lower back pain. Many residents of North Andover and surrounding communities have experienced high levels of lower back pain; in many such cases, the pain becomes disabling and the victim is no longer able to work. The Social Security Administration recognizes the disabling potential of back pain, and it has established a number of spinal disorders that may qualify the victim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
Just about everyone has heard of workers’ compensation. Not everyone knows the extent of what it can do for them, though. Workers’ comp is a type of insurance which virtually every employer is required to carry. If you are an employee who is injured while performing your job, then workers’ compensation steps in to help you cover the costs associate with your injury.