Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorneys
On-the-Job Injuries Occur When Someone is at Fault
Blue-collar jobs like construction come with a level of potential risk. Even the most experienced and cautious people can fall victim to an injury to no fault of their own. Our law firm represents individuals and families so you can get the compensation you deserve and get life back on track.
You need a law firm with experience handling construction site accident cases.
Injured on a Construction Site or at Work?
Construction sites are one of the most prevalent places for workplace accidents. In order to be successful with a personal injury lawsuit, some things need to be done before you reach out to an attorney. First and foremost, take care of the injured person.
Here’s a Checklist of What You Should Do After a Construction Site Injury:
- Seek emergency medical attention.
- Report the incident.
- Gather contact info of any witnesses.
- Get photos of where the incident occurred.
- Follow the advice of your medical care providers.
- Reach out to a personal injury attorney with experience in construction site injuries.
- If you’ve been injured on a construction site feel free to reach out to us early in the process. We can help you navigate the process.
Types of Construction Accidents
If you work in construction, you’ve certainly heard of OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). OSHA has conducted years of research to keep construction workers safe.
OSHA describes the 4 most common causes of injury as the “Fatal Four”. These causes comprise over 60% of construction wrongful deaths.
- Caught between objects
- Struck by object
Types of Construction Injury Claims
There are different types of injury claims based on how the incident occurred. Call us for guidance.
Some Ways to Recover Compensation for Your Injuries include:
In a personal injury lawsuit, we help you prove that the third party was negligent. And, it was that negligence that led to your injury.
When your injury is the result of a defective product we pursue the root of the cause. Often, a party in the chain of distribution is responsible for these types of cases. Product defection includes design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects.
The most unfortunate type of injury claim in construction is wrongful death. When the results of injuries on a job site lead to the passing of a loved one we can represent them on your behalf.
An injured employee cannot typically sue their employer. Instead, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you’ve been injured on the job and can prove it, you can pursue workers’ compensation benefits. And, if the claim is accepted, the worker is entitled to receive those benefits. You can pursue workers’ compensation benefits and claims against a third party.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Injuries?
The specific details of your incident will determine liability in a construction accident case. Every worker injured in the course of their employment is entitled to workers' compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault. While your direct employer is often immune to lawsuits because of workers' compensation, there are many others who work around you on the job.
Some Third Parties that May be Involved in the Liability of Your Injuries Include:
- General contractors
- Construction site owners
- Property managers
- Building owners
What Compensation Can You Get From a Construction Injury?
In law, we call the expenses you seek to recover “damages”. Damages we seek to recover on your behalf may include costs for:
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital stays
- Scans, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests
- Physical rehabilitation
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lowered earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Emotional damages
In order to make it clear that you should be compensated for these things, it is important to keep records of all costs associated with your injuries. When your case is taken to court, insurance companies will want to see records to prove the money asked for is owed.
If you’ve been injured, contact us, especially before speaking with insurance representatives. We will speak with you at NO cost and with NO obligation — just advice. We can answer your questions and provide direction. Should you choose us to represent you, we will handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. You can then focus on your family and your health.