Construction Accident Attorneys in Burlington, MA
Workers' Compensation Claims in Methuen & Boston
Construction sites are inherently dangerous work areas and employers have a duty to take all necessary precautions to protect their employees. However, despite knowing the risks on construction sites, many employers and site managers fail in this duty and the results can be catastrophic.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have built a reputation as a full-service law firm dedicated to providing our clients with high quality legal representation. We are here to help you explore all of your legal options for collecting compensation when you have been hurt on a job site because of someone else's negligence.
Please contact our firm today to learn more about how we can help you during a free consultation.
A Personal Injury Firm Handling Work Site Injuries
At our firm, we help people injured in Massachusetts collect needed funds using the workers' compensation claim process. We have more than a decade of experience helping injured workers like yourself to recover damages after construction accidents.
Our Burlington workers' compensation lawyer also helps clients pursue relevant third-party claims, including wrongful death lawsuits, when the accident occurred on a work site and was due to the negligence or recklessness of someone other than your employer, such as a subcontractor.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., our legal team has a reputation for thoroughness, tenacity, and taking insurers to court when we cannot reach a fair settlement for our clients. Our Massachusetts construction accident lawyers routinely help people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a work site accident.
We represent accidents involving:
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Defective machinery
- Lack of proper safety measures on the work site
- Toxic exposure
- Electrocution resulting in burn injuries
- Forklift and other heavy equipment accidents
Long-Term Construction DangersWorking on a construction site can have long-term consequences. Some of the most common are:
- Hearing loss. Excessive noise can cause long-term hearing loss in construction workers, from exposure to jackhammers, power tools, banging objects, heavy equipment moving around, and more. Mere ear plugs are not enough to protect workers from high-decibel noise.
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome. When a person holds a vibrating object, such as a jackhammer, for long periods of time, injuries can result in the brain, blood vessels, muscles, or skeleton. When proper protection, such as work gloves, has not been provided to construction workers, HAVS can last for years after the worker has left the industry.
- Collapses. When buildings and trenches collapse on a construction site, workers in or around them can be seriously injured by falling objects or dirt. This can lead to lifelong injuries such as paralysis or brain damage.
- Asbestos. This mineral, harmless when left undisturbed, can cause cancer and a lung disease known as asbestosis if fibers are inhaled and become lodged deep in a worker’s lungs.
- Toxic chemical exposure. Construction workers often work with toxic chemicals; for example, benzene and xylene used in fracking. This exposure can make workers sick and leave them dealing with the lifelong respiratory problems, eye and skin conditions, and even death.
We Handle Third-Party Claims
When someone is negligent on a construction site and that negligence hurts another worker, that person or company needs to be held responsible for the injury and resulting costs. A third-party claim can be filed in addition to workers’ compensation if a third party on the site was responsible for your accident. In most cases, the third party cannot be your employer, as workers’ comp protects employers from being sued. If your employer did not carry worker’s compensation, however, you may be able to sue your employer.
Third-party claims commonly involve fellow contractors on a job site, property owners, general contractors, maintenance companies such as snow removal companies, or truck drivers, such as a truck driver who hit a worker while backing up on a construction site.
Third-party claims work like other personal injury claims. This is beneficial when workers’ comp benefits don’t fully cover your damages, like high medical bills or things such as pain and suffering. In a third-party claim, the injured worker will need to prove that the third party owed him a duty of care, and that duty of care was breached. He will also need to prove that as a result of the breach, he suffered an injury.
Experienced & Caring Representation
Let our team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. use our skills and knowledge to handle your legal issues so you can fully focus on your recovery. We have offices in Boston, Burlington, and Methuen for your convenience and Spanish translation services are also available if needed.
Do not hesitate to call our office today at (781) 262-3338 for a consultation with an experienced Burlington lawyer from our firm.
- CDC - Directory of NIOSH Construction Resources
- Construction Industry - Occupational Safety and Health Administration