Boston Construction Injury Lawyer
Construction is a dangerous career, but critical to the economy in Boston. As with any type of job, construction workers have the legal right to expect a safe work environment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
If you have been seriously injured while working your construction job in Boston and believe the injuries were the result of someone’s else negligence, contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907. The consultation is free, and we may be able to assist you in filing a claim for compensation.
Negligence can be explained as an action someone takes (or doesn’t take) that another competent person would not take (or would take) in the same situation – especially when it comes to keeping others around him safe. For example, a contractor providing workers with faulty tools, not making sure they’re trained to use power tools, failing to provide legally required safety gear, or requiring workers to work in areas deemed unsafe or insecure could be considered negligent.
This can apply to a construction company that doesn’t take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of workers, but it can extend beyond the construction company.
There are many parties that may be responsible for the injuries suffered by a construction worker, such as:
- Building/property owners
- Tool manufacturers
- Heavy equipment manufacturers
- Equipment rental companies
- Material suppliers
- Truck or delivery drivers
- Scaffolding manufacturers
- Scaffolding rental or installation companies
- Chemical manufacturers or suppliers
Any time there is an injury at a construction site, it is critical to report and investigate the cause of the injury. Not only can this provide the injured worker with the ability to seek compensation, but it will allow for corrections to the issue, which could represent a danger to other workers.
Construction jobs hold the potential for a great many injuries. Not all wounds are serious or life-threatening, but all should be reported and properly documented. This documentation can be important to the victim in the event of medical complications after the injury. Some of the most dangerous injuries include:
- Burns from fire, chemicals, or electricity
- Severe lacerations or punctures
- Spinal injury from a slip-and-fall, fall from heights, or vehicle collision
- Internal injuries
- Injury to the eyes from foreign matter or caustic liquid
- Traumatic brain injury from a fall or impact with a falling object
Serious injuries often result in lengthy and expensive hospital stays, in addition to other expenses for care and treatment. These injuries can have a lifelong impact on the victim. An investigation into the facts surrounding the incident will be necessary to determine the cause and the party responsible for the victim's injuries. Workers’ compensation in Boston covers most employee injuries, but if a third party was also to blame, they can be pursued for additional compensation. (You are rarely able to sue your employer unless they displayed gross negligence in allowing you to get hurt; for example, violating OSHA’s site safety requirements.)
After a construction injury in Boston, you may be entitled to money for:
- Your current and future medical bills related to the injury
- Your lost wages and future lost wages
- Your physical rehabilitation
- Your emotional therapy, if needed
- Your job retraining, if needed
- Pain and suffering
As a construction worker, you rely on your ability to perform physical tasks to earn a living and support your family. When that ability is taken from you due to someone else’s negligence, it can be frustrating and even frightening. But you are not alone. The Boston personal injury attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., have been helping workers just like you for nearly two decades. We understand the Massachusetts workers’ comp system and how to apply for benefits.
You worked hard to provide for your family, and when you’re injured, you deserve to be compensated. Our Boston construction attorneys can seek the money you need to secure your financial future. Call (617) 870-0907 today to schedule your free consultation at DiBella Law Offices, P.C.