Boston Construction Accident Lawyer
The experienced Boston construction accident attorneys of Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP can help. We understand the importance of determining the cause of your accident and finding the responsible party. You can count on us to seek the compensation you are entitled to, whether you were injured in a ladder accident or in any other type of construction accident.
Despite safety regulations, workers suffer injuries every day in this dangerous industry. Because there are usually multiple liable entities on construction sites, sorting out who is at fault for an accident can become complicated.
Turn to Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP for Help with Your Case
- The Boston construction accident attorneys at Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP have extensive experience handling complex personal injury cases, including construction and work injuries.
- Our team thoroughly understands workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts and how these laws intersect with personal injury claims.
- Every client that we take will work directly with one of our firm’s partners, so that they have continued communication with the Boston injury lawyer handling their case.
- We take Boston construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
How Will an Attorney Help a Construction Accident Case?
A skilled Boston construction accident attorney is going to be an invaluable resource for your case. Whether you are trying to secure workers’ compensation or have to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party, an attorney from Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP can use their resources to:
- Obtain all evidence needed to prove what happened, including photo and video surveillance of the incident, statements from eyewitnesses, construction company safety reports, employee training records, and more.
- Work with trusted medical professionals who can fully evaluate their client and help provide testimony that will help fight back against information provided by the company or insurance carrier.
- Vigorously negotiate with every party involved, including employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers, to ensure their client receives full compensation.
Common Construction Accidents
Construction sites are full of hazards. Accidents and injuries can occur for many reasons, including:
- Ladder accidents and scaffold collapses
- Structural collapses
- Electrical injuries
- Heavy equipment
- Power tool failure
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Natural gas leaks
- Falling objects
These are just a few of the ways construction workers can be injured or killed. We are prepared to help you recover damages from any type of construction accident.
Not surprisingly, construction workers often suffer serious injuries. You may need specialized medical treatment or long-term medical care for many injuries, including:
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Amputations or broken and crushed bones
- Head trauma
- Loss of function
- Electric shock, burns and electrocution
- Nerve damage
- Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
- Tendon, ligament and joint damage
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
These types of injuries may lead to temporary or permanent disability and wrongful death. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that construction has the largest number of deaths reported for any industry sector.
Is Workers’ Compensation Available for These Claims?
The vast majority of work injury claims, including those that occur in the construction industry, will be resolved through settlements with workers’ compensation insurers. Nearly every employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If an employer fails to carry workers’ comp, they could be held both criminally and civilly liable. Speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Boston to learn more.
What About Third-Party Claims?
There are times when third parties may face lawsuits in the event a construction accident occurs. There are rarely any construction sites that involve only one company. Often, there are various companies involved, including multiple contractors and sub-contractors. If a construction worker sustains an injury caused by a party other than their employer, then they may be able to hold the other party liable through a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, if a construction accident injury occurs because of a defective tool or part, then the company or manufacturer of that part may hold liability for the incident.
Workers’ Compensation Claim Deadline
Work injury victims in Massachusetts need to be aware that there is a deadline in place for filing their claims. In general, any work injury needs to be reported to an employer as soon as possible. Employers are required to report an accident to the workers’ compensation insurance carrier if the employee has been unable to work for at least five days. It is crucial that an employee ensures that their employer knows about the injury because these early reporting deadlines can affect the overall deadline for filing a claim.
There is an overall workers’ compensation statute of limitations, or time limit, in Massachusetts: all workers’ comp claims need to be filed with the Department of Industrial Accidents within four years from the date an accident occurs.
Contact a Boston Construction Accident Attorney
Our construction accident lawyers will immediately investigate the cause of your accident or injury and make sure you get appropriate medical care. To maximize your recovery, we will coordinate benefits and seek compensation from all liable parties.
To speak with a construction site accident lawyer in Boston, call (617) 348-0988 or send us an email today. We represent injured workers throughout Massachusetts and across the country.