What is a Construction Accident?

In 2019, over 5,000 workers in the United States died while working. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that out of those 5,000 deceased workers, 1,000 of them were construction workers. The risk of injury and fatality for a construction worker is extremely high. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that 1 in every 200 construction workers are in fatal work accidents during the course of a 45 year occupation. Every year, 1 in 10 construction workers are injured. 

Our attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. are driven and will make every effort to support your claim. Our personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will investigate the circumstance of the accident, find all responsible parties for the incident, establish all forms of compensation that can be applied to your case, defend your claim against those that try to deny you workers’ compensation benefits, confirm your eligibility for filing a personal injury lawsuits and  maximize the amount of compensation you can earn. Call 617-225-2100 today for a free consultation. 

What Are Construction Accidents? 

Construction accidents are the outcome of injuries or damage sustained as an outcome of endeavors to improve, repair, build, demolish, clean, or construct specific facilities. Construction accidents can range from property damage to personal injury. Construction accidents can result in serious injuries or damage to property or persons. 

Construction accidents include building collapses, trenching accidents, ladder accidents, scaffolding accidents, electrocution, explosions, welding injuries, crane machine failure, forklift failure, unsafe work equipment, and motor vehicle crashes. 

In Boston and Massachusetts construction accidents are a constant presence, even when a person or worker acts with the highest level of caution. Although it is essential for economic development, these areas are filled with hazards that can cause long-lasting injuries. You have the right to seek compensation if you are injured in a construction accident. However, the legal avenue you have to take depends on your status as an employee or a visitor to the site, your legal rights may change dramatically.  

Consulting an experienced construction accident attorney will bolster your road to recovery.

What are the Common Causes of Construction Accidents? 

Construction accidents commonly occur due to the following factors: the absence of proper protection, failure to protect workers from falling objects, miscommunication between construction parties, unsafe work equipment, neglection of live power lines, improperly setting up equipment, slick surfaces, lack of proper training, and poor supervision. 

What are the Common Injuries in Construction?

Falling is a common type of construction injury. Construction workers are in danger of falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, cranes, and other heights at work. Falls, Slips, and trips are related to one-third (1/3rd) of all personal injuries in the workplace and are a high cause of workers’ compensation claims.

The types of injuries experienced from falls, slips, and trips are broken bones, back, and head injuries, sprains and pulled muscles, cuts, and lacerations. More types of construction accidents are electrical accidents, construction zone road accidents, OSHA violations, heavy equipment failures.

How Do I Receive Compensation for my Work Injuries? 

If you have been injured on the job, you can recover compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you miss more than 5 calendar days of work, you can file a claim for compensation and you should notify your employer. In cases where someone other than your employer contributed to the accident, such as the property site owner or manufacturer of defective construction machines, then you may be eligible to file a third party claim for compensation. The specifics of your case are important, so speak with an experienced attorney at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. to discuss your options, and to receive the benefits you deserve. 

Contact An Attorney 

If you have questions about workers’ compensation during turn to Bellotti Law Group, P.C. in Boston, MA. Their attorneys have provided top-notch legal counsel and representation to victims of wrongful death, personal injury, and work-related accidents throughout the Boston metro area. Get in touch today at (617) 225-2100 or visit them online to schedule an appointment.

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