Things Construction Workers Should Know About Onsite Accidents

Construction Accidents happen for many reasons. People who experience constructions accidents within the state of Massachusetts are often faced with medical bills and related expenses that can dig deeply into their budgets and that also cause undue hardships for the workers’ families.

Workers in the construction trade are often exposed to dangerous conditions at work sites caused by negligence, generally dangerous working conditions and the practices of contractors, architects, subcontractors, product or tool manufacturers and others who place their employee’s safety as a secondary measure.

Oftentimes, construction workers in Massachusetts are unaware of their rights as injured parties. Contractors and site owners are responsible by law for providing a safe work environment for employees who are hired to work on Massachusetts work sites. There are specific laws that offer special legal protection for workers that find themselves working in high places, such as on ladders, scaffolding or on structural steel beams. 

If an accident is the result of negligence by a third-party or by the injured party’s employer, it can help to seek the assistance of a legal professional to help determine whether a lawsuit should be filed. This action may help the injured party recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and for lost income. The person who suffers a simple workplace accident can become greatly empowered by the assistance of an experienced attorney, even when the injured party is already receiving workman’s compensation. An action against a responsible party, such as a general contractor, may be maintained even though you are entitled to and receiving workers compensation benefits. There are a number of elements of these liability benefits which are over and above anything provided by workers compensation.

Construction accidents can happen anywhere that work is being performed. They commonly occur at commercial work sites, at residential locations or at industrial construction sites. Upon those occasions when a construction employee is injured or killed, the owner of the site, general contractor or subcontractor of the job may be liable for any injuries sustained.

Only an experienced Massachusetts construction accident injury lawyer can help one determine the best course of action to take in a given situation. If you have been injured in a construction accident or at a job site, please contact our office to speak with an attorney and learn your options.