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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Massachusetts construction site accident?

A Massachusetts construction site accident is any accident that occurs to a Massachusetts construction worker while working at a Massachusetts construction site. Injuries may also be sustained by bystanders in a Massachusetts construction accident. Massachusetts construction accidents may include forklift accidents, falls, electrocution, explosions, equipment failure, scaffolding accidents and many other types of accidents involved with hazards that exist at Massachusetts construction sites.

2. What causes a Massachusetts construction accident?

Massachusetts construction accidents can occur for many reasons and under a variety of different circumstances. Common causes of Massachusetts construction site accidents involve exposed live wires, safety violations of regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Massachusetts motor vehicle crashes, malfunctioning equipment or machinery, poor employee training and improperly constructed scaffolding and stairways.

3. What are some of the consequences of Massachusetts construction accidents?

Massachusetts construction accidents often result in serious injuries or even Massachusetts wrongful death. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, nerve damage and amputation are just some of the Massachusetts catastrophic injuries caused by Massachusetts construction accidents. In addition to severe physical pain, Massachusetts construction accidents also frequently involve emotional trauma. Injured Massachusetts construction site workers may require counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, in addition to surgery and rehabilitation.

Families of Massachusetts construction workers who are injured or killed in Massachusetts construction site accidents also suffer emotionally and financially. The loss of consortium with a loved one and loss of family income can wreak devastation on families affected by Massachusetts construction accidents.

4. Who is responsible for Massachusetts construction workers’ safety at Massachusetts construction sites?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is the federal body that establishes and enforces rules and regulations regarding the safety of construction workers. Massachusetts employers and Massachusetts contractors are required to uphold the safety standards outlined by OSHA and Massachusetts law. This means being fully aware of all safety requirements and adequately training Massachusetts employees so that they may safely and properly conduct their duties.

5. How can Massachusetts construction accidents be prevented?

All Massachusetts employers should have an accident prevention program that takes steps to ensure the maximum safety possible for all employees. This program should involve an orientation session at the Massachusetts construction site and proper demonstration and training on how to operate machinery and safely complete job assignments. Massachusetts employees should be instructed on how to use and take care of protective gear. Massachusetts construction workers should know how to report any injuries that they sustain while working and where emergency first-aid supplies are located. Massachusetts employees should understand how to report unsafe conditions and practices without fear of retaliation. All Massachusetts construction site workers should be trained on what to do in the case of an emergency, such as an explosion. Finally, Massachusetts construction workers should be aware of any hazardous materials that are used on the job so that they can take the proper precautions to prevent injury.

6. Who may be liable for a Massachusetts construction accident?

Generally, as part of Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits, Massachusetts employers are responsible for paying, at a minimum, the medical bills and lost wages of an injured Massachusetts construction worker. Massachusetts usually limits claims against employers to workers’ compensation benefits, meaning that a civil lawsuit is often not possible against the employer. However, if the negligence of a third party, such as a Massachusetts subcontractor or manufacturing company, contributed to the Massachusetts construction site accident, then a Massachusetts personal injury claim may be filed against these individuals or entities.

Massachusetts personal injury claims, in addition to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits, can help injured Massachusetts construction workers obtain the full compensation they need and deserve. An experienced Massachusetts construction accident injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can help you determine if you have a valid Massachusetts personal injury claim.

Call Our Boston, Massachusetts Construction Site Accident Law Firm 24/7 at 617-787-3700. Our Boston, MA Job Site Accident Law Firm Can Also Be Reached by Email at info@gilhoylaw.com.
If You or Someone You Know Has Been Injured in a Massachusetts Construction Site Accident, Call the Massachusetts Job Site Accident Attorney Experts at Our Boston Law Office at 617-787-3700 or Email Our Boston, MA Construction Site Injury Lawyer Specialists at info@gilhoylaw.com.