Our Boston construction accident attorneys at the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. pride themselves on achieving a high level of success through a simple, yet effective approach: a client-centered approach that is focused on our client’s objectives. It is no secret that when you or a loved one is injured at the job site, it can be an extremely stressful time, especially when serious injuries have resulted from the accident. Here, our experienced Boston construction accident attorneys will always put you and your family’s interests first and fight tirelessly for you. Although every case differs, we will always be strong and effective advocates for our clients in the pursuit of justice. This is the client-centered approach, this is the Bellotti Law Group, P.C.
If you have been hurt on the job site in the construction industry, you are not necessarily limited to workers' compensation. You may be able to make a claim against the entity that caused the accident, whether it be the manufacturer of faulty equipment or a subcontractor or vendor who failed to follow safety rules, for example. Talk to a construction accident attorney at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. about your options.
Experienced Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorneys ∙ Contact Us ∙ 617-225-2100 Construction accident injuries are often covered by workers' compensation. The insurance will pay for medical expenses and reduced pay while you are out of work. But you may be able to make an additional claim against a third party.
Our construction accident lawyers in Boston investigated a claim and found that poor maintenance caused a crane to drop a 12-ton load onto a worker, causing wrongful death. Acting on behalf of the family, we made a successful multi-million dollar claim.Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Injuries that occur at construction sites are often the result of negligence by a contractor, property owner, sub-contractor, equipment manufacturer, or other parties. Accidents occur when people fail to follow state and federal regulations. This failure involves neglecting to provide adequate training, proper safety gear, or safe equipment on a jobsite.
Contractors circumvent safety regulations to try to save time and money. However, contractors that follow safety protocols tend to be the most successful. This is especially true for new companies. Construction companies that fail in their first two years in business have injury rates that are two times higher than companies that succeed.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls construction "a high hazard industry." Construction workers perform tasks that expose them to a variety of dangers. OSHA reports that of the 4,779 private sector workers who died on the job in 2018, more than 1,000 were in construction. One in five workers who died on the job were construction workers. The main causes of construction worker deaths referred to as the "Fatal Four":
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught in or in between equipment.
These four types of accidents account for more than 58% of construction worker deaths in 2018. Smaller construction companies are at most at risk for serious injuries and work-related fatalities. Companies with less than 20 employees account for 75% of fatal falls. More than 90% of construction companies have less than 20 employees, illustrating that the construction trade is at high risk for injury and death at all times.Types of Construction Accidents
Our attorneys are experienced with many different types of construction accidents, including those involving:
- Faulty machinery
- Falling debris
- OSHA violations
- Electrical accidents
- Railroad worker accidents (FELA claims)
- Construction zone road accidents
- Heavy equipment failures
- Roofing accidents
- Other construction falls, injuries and equipment failures
Many injured construction workers are no longer able to work because of their debilitating injuries. The costs of recovery, long-term care, and the loss of financial support can take a toll on anyone's finances. Our construction accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all avenues for financial recovery. Construction site accidents can result in very serious injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Massive internal injuries
- Severed limbs
Our experienced construction site injury lawyers have been fighting for the injured workers.. Our experience, resources, and results are the reason you should contact a lawyer at the Bellotti Law Group P.C. today.Thorough Investigation
There are many activities going on at a construction site, all aimed at working in concert to meet tight deadlines. When safety is compromised and a worker is injured, our accident investigators will work to determine the cause of the accident and the liability. This includes reviewing medical records to determine the full extent of injuries. When necessary, we have a network of experts who can help us determine the value of your case.Settlement or Trial
In most cases, because of our experience and reputation, we are able to obtain a fair settlement for our clients. We are willing and able, however, to take the case to trial when that is necessary to assure you are treated fairly.
Our goal is to obtain the best result given the injuries you have suffered. We will not charge attorneys' fees unless we are successful.
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If you were injured on a construction site, talk with an experienced lawyer who will listen carefully to your concerns and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. We have experienced attorneys licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
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