Massachusetts Construction Accidents Lawyer
Among the most dangerous occupations in the world, each year construction costs thousands of workers their livelihoods, their wages and - in some cases - even their lives. In Boston especially, new buildings are going up every day and construction accidents are quite common.
If you are hurt while working on a construction project, a workers compensation claim can help you with lost wages and medical bills. However, sometimes your injury may be due to the negligence of another.
Hazardous or unsafe conditions causing on-the-job injuries can find you tied up in a legal nightmare. Fighting for the workers compensation benefits owed to you as well as finding the people or entities responsible for your accident can be a complicated process - one best conducted with a seasoned construction accident lawyer by your side.
Types of construction accidents
- Falls: Probably the most common type of construction accident involves falls from scaffolding and ladders. Some may happen when a worker is performing his or her job at a great height but lacks proper or functioning fall protection. Falling objects striking workers on the head or body pose significant risks of injury to the worker or bystander.
- Negligence: When a construction site is not maintained and secured according to proper standards, it leaves itself open to accidents. People can fall into open holes or toxic chemicals can leak and explode. Or, if other workers are negligent and do not signal each other properly, equipment can collide or other major mishaps can occur.
- Equipment accidents: Improperly-maintained or operated machinery can cause serious accidents. We often hear about crane accidents on the news. Even smaller machines or tools like nail guns, chainsaws, bob cats or front loaders can cause injury if not used or maintained properly.
- Wrongful death: Every year, nearly 1,000 construction workers die from on-the-job injuries in the United States. Sometimes the family of the worker can recover compensation by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party.
Jonathan Light represents injured workers they receive the workers compensation benefits to which they are entitled. And, if someone else’s negligence caused the injury, he will work with you on a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Having a strong advocate at your side who has decades of experience provides reassurance that your case is in good hands. Attorney Light recently recovered almost 2 million dollars for a construction worker injured on the job site.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires workplaces to adhere to a number of safety codes. A number of these safety parameters are in effect during public and private sector construction projects and have their own specific terms for safety. Employers are responsible for ensuring the construction site complies with OSHA guidelines, and if that employer fails to do so and a worker is injured as a result, the injury victim may be entitled to compensation. In some cases, he or she may be entitled to receive workers compensation.
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