Construction sites are inherently dangerous places that pose significant dangers to construction workers and those in the vicinity. Although many health and safety protocols are in place, many people suffer severe injuries and even death related to Massachusetts construction site accidents. Massachusetts workers’ compensation system limits recovery for employees who suffer injuries at a construction site. However, in many situations, the dangerous condition or circumstances surrounding the accident involve the negligence of an outside party. Construction workers and others who suffer injuries at a construction site should contact an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies after an accident.
Construction is a critical component of the economic and societal growth of an area. As such, those who engage in this crucial industry should receive protection and compensation after an accident. Many construction site injuries result from electrocution, falls, blunt force trauma, burns and exposure to various worksite toxins.
For instance, a national news report recently described a devastating Boston construction site accident. Police responded to a call alerting them to a motor vehicle accident. When they arrived, they discovered that a dump truck hit two people, causing them to fall into a trench. Unfortunately, both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Although the law prohibits most lawsuits against construction site employers, other parties may be responsible for the accident. For instance, property owners, manufacturers, subcontractors, electricians, and other parties may be responsible for the victim’s injuries. Victims must understand that they may pursue claims against negligent parties, even if they receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Further, bystanders and non-employees on a worksite may pursue claims for injuries they sustained at a construction site. The law requires construction companies and worksites to take steps to prevent hazards and injuries. Some steps construction site managers and operators can take are placing evident and clear signs to warn the public of potential dangers and securing fencing around unsafe zones. Defendants in these cases will often purport claims that the accident victim was partially or fully responsible for their damages. It is vital that plaintiffs contact an attorney to address these potential defenses.
Those who suffer injuries at a construction site may seek damages for medical expenses, disfigurement, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, mental distress, and other similar losses. An attorney can help injury victims determine whether they have a viable claim for benefits against an at-fault party.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Massachusetts Accident?
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries or died in a Massachusetts construction accident, contact the Neumann Law Group to discuss your recovery rights. The dedicated attorneys at our office provide clients with respect, compassion, and fierce advocacy to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys handle Massachusetts personal injury lawsuits stemming from car and truck accidents, construction site accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, wrongful death and more. We have recovered significant amounts of compensation for our clients through our skills, resources, and experience. Contact our office at 800-525-6386, to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm.