Massachusetts Construction Site Accident Claims
Whether your job involves work on a new house in a South Shore suburb, highway construction, or a high rise office building in eastern Massachusetts, or a major industrial or commercial development anywhere in Greater Boston, an injury on the job can jeopardize your ability to support yourself and your family. While only a workers' compensation claim can be filed for injuries in the normal course of business, other recovery is possible in a personal injury lawsuit where injuries may be attributed to third parties other than your employer.
At Kenney & Conley in Braintree, our experience with construction site accident cases can provide a major advantage in your claim for compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney at our firm to discuss your claim for injuries suffered at construction sites.
Determining Liability in Construction Accidents
Many injured workers believe all they have is a workers comp case because they believe an accident is their fault. However, safety is the responsibility of everyone associated with a construction site. Our lawyers will review the circumstances of the accident in order to determine who had the duty to control and supervise construction means and methods that may have contributed to your injuries.
Even well-managed construction sites can be very dangerous, but the risks of construction work on any scale can be aggravated by such factors as aggressive construction schedules, poorly coordinated deliveries, poorly trained or inexperienced crews. The more complex the job the greater the precautions that must be taken to avoid severe or fatal injuries such as:
- Brain or head injuries
- Extensive burns from explosions, electrocution, or fire
- Back or neck injuries caused by falls or collisions
- Spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis
- Joint injuries to the shoulder, knee, or wrist
- Multiple fractures, including trauma to the pelvis or vertebrae
Whether you are hurt in a ladder, roof or scaffold fall or heavy equipment accident, property owners, materials suppliers, the general contractor, or other subcontractors have a tendency to blame the victim. However, OSHA regulations require systems are in place to prevent injuries, and they too may be held liable when accidents occur.
Call to Discuss Your Jobsite Injury: 781.848.9891
Our experience with the investigation and proof of liability and damages in construction accident cases will help maximize the value of your recovery while avoiding procedural and tactical mistakes. For more information about your rights to personal injury damages for construction site accident claims, contact the Greater Boston area law firm of Kenney & Conley for a free consultation.