CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers with over 50 Years Combined Experience Representing Those Injured in Construction Site Accidents
Construction work is dangerous. Working on a construction site places a worker at risk for suffering injuries in an accident. The expectation of the general public walking, driving or simply being near a construction site is that the sites are safe and that the construction companies performing the work are doing everything possible to protect them from harm. We know that this is not always the case. Construction site accidents often occur when an employer, property owner, or other entity neglects its duty to maintain a safe work site or fails to address and repair a dangerous or unsafe condition. Often there is a failure to follow state or federal regulations.
Most work place injuries are preventable. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration known as OSHA provides the safety standards required on construction sites. Employees need training and need to be educated on proper safety on a job site. These safety standards are often ignored by the employer or other entities who are often more interested in profit and getting the job done. We have years of experience working with OSHA experts and potential violations of OSHA standards.
According to the US Department of labor, one in five workers deaths were in construction in 2017. The leading cause of private sector work deaths (excluding highway collision) in the construction industry were falls followed by being struck by an object, being electrocuted, and caught in/between – meaning construction workers killed when caught in or compressed by equipment, or being hurt when objects strike or are crushed in a collapsing structure, equipment or material. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half the construction worker deaths in 2017 according to the US Department of Labor.
Handling these construction accident cases for many years, the attorneys at Nadeau Harkavy LLC know that employers and big corporations often refuse to accept responsibility for their wrongdoing. Their insurance companies try everything to avoid payment to the injured party leaving the victim and his or her family feeling helpless. Often the injured party is at the prime of his or her life. We assist families who are devastated by the loss of a family member’s contribution to the family including not only loss of income but also the loss of being a parent or a spouse. We help families get back on their feet and get the compensation they deserve. We begin the investigation immediately to preserve vital evidence such as witness accounts while their memories are fresh. We work with well-respected experts to fight the insurance companies who seem determined to avoid paying the money they should. We go to court to litigate these construction site accident cases forcing those responsible for the accident to be held accountable.
At Nadeau Harkavy LLC, we have represented injured victims of construction site accidents and have years of experience in helping individuals and their families who have been seriously hurt on construction sites obtain the justice they deserve. There is no fee unless you recover.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site in Massachusetts, please call us today for a free confidential initial consultation at 617-674-7640.