Things Construction Workers Should Know About Onsite Accidents

Construction Accidents happen for many reasons. People injured in construction accidents within the state of Massachusetts often face medical bills and related expenses that can dig deeply into their budgets and that also cause undue hardships for their families.

Dangerous conditions at work sites caused by negligence, dangerous working conditions and the unsafe practices of contractors, architects, subcontractors, product or tool manufacturers and others who fail to prioritize worker safety expose construction workers to injury.

Oftentimes, construction workers in Massachusetts are unaware of their rights as injured parties. Contractors and site owners are legally required to provide a safe work environment for people hired to work at work sites. Specific laws afford 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 results from the negligence of a third-party or 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. The injured party may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and for lost income. The person who suffers a simple workplace accident is greatly empowered by the assistance of an experienced attorney, even when the injured party is already receiving workman’s compensation

Construction accidents can happen anywhere that work is being performed. They commonly occur at commercial work sites, at residential locations or at industrial sites. When a construction employee is injured or killed, the owner of the site, general contractor, or the 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.

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