Workers’ Compensation Claims in Methuen
Anyone who works in the construction industry knows that daily risk is part of the job. Despite OSHA regulations requiring contractors to maintain a safe working environment, accidents occur every day. Many of these cases are the direct result of a construction project being run in a negligent manner, putting workers in danger. With the amount of heavy equipment, high-voltage electrical lines, contaminants, tools, high elevations, and the sheer mass of construction materials involved in a project, there is an extraordinary level of risk.
Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Lawsuits
Construction accidents can cause severe, life-threatening, or permanent injuries that can cause an impact on your life that continues for months, years, or a lifetime. After a very serious injury, it may be impossible to earn a living or enjoy the quality of life you had before the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, compensation must be pursued, whether through the workers’ compensation system or by filing a third-party lawsuit against another party, such as a subcontractor, utility company, vehicle manufacturer, leasing company, or other entity.
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Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits cover your medical bills and a percentage of your lost income, but these benefits may not be enough to maintain your quality of life. If a third-party lawsuit can be filed, you could recover far more in financial compensation. If you are unable to work and earn a living, every type of benefit due to you through workers’ compensation must be pursued. Get help from a Methuen construction accident lawyer – it can make a significant difference in the value of the compensation you recover.
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Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction accident injuries are often the result of one of the following:
- Falls from height due to inadequate protection, faulty ladders, or defective scaffolding
- Hit or crushed by machinery or vehicles and another object
- Falls due to a failure to install walking areas as required by law
- Trench collapse
- Falling construction debris, tools, or supplies
- Construction vehicle accidents (rollovers, collisions)
The Fatal Four
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has identified the major causes of construction accidents in the USA, called the “Fatal Four.”
- Falls: 39.2 percent
- Struck by Object: 8.2 percent of fatalities
- Electrocutions: 7.3 percent
- Caught in or between: 5.1 percent
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accident injuries can range from minor to fatal. Some of the more common construction accident injuries include:
- Burns (first, second, and third-degree)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Toxic exposure
- Neck, shoulder, or back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Crush injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
Who Is Liable?
Job sites involve a hierarchy of contractors, sub-contractors, architects, developers, and others involved in a project. Determining who is liable in your case is the first critical action in seeking compensation. The entities that may hold liability include, but are not limited to:
- General contractor
- Prime contractors and subcontractors
- Architects and engineers
- Owner of the jobsite
- Equipment leasing firms
- Scaffolding companies
- Equipment manufacturers
Depending on what occurred in a serious injury case, one or more parties may be responsible. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have years of experience analyzing construction accidents and determining liability and pursuing the maximum possible for the people we represent. We are nationally recognized trial lawyers with an extensive history of success. Our founder, Attorney DiBella, has been named one of the top litigators in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Valuing a Construction Accident Case
The amount of compensation you recover will reflect the severity of the accident and the long-term impact on your quality of life and ability to earn a living. If we take your case, we perform a full analysis with assistance from medical and financial experts. The damages pursued in a third-party lawsuit could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Medical costs
- Long term nursing costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Alterations to home and vehicle to accommodate for a permanent injury
Contact Us Today
Our Burlington personal injury attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., take our cases personally, and we are passionate about seeking justice for construction workers who have been injured on the job. Dealing with the injuries and trauma that follows a construction site accident is not something you should do alone. DiBella Law Offices, P.C., is an award-winning private law firm that has nearly two decades of experience representing victims of personal injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We are dedicated, professional, and talented in court. Contact us today at (781) 262-3338 to schedule a free consultation.