Any type of work has inherent risks associated with it. Office workers may suffer some sort of carpal tunnel syndrome in which they experience numbing, tingling and weakness in their hands. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics all risk their lives every day by putting themselves in harms way to keep the community safe. Factory and construction site workers utilize powerful machinery that if not used properly can cause catastrophic injuries to themselves and all those around them. Construction workers who have been injured on a construction site may be unsure of how to recover for their injuries. The experienced lawyers at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have decades of experience in recovering substantial monetary damages for our personal injury clients.
Three construction workers have been hospitalized after a building collapsed on top of them in the Queens Borough of New York City. The accident occurred at a two-story home under construction on 28th Road in Astoria. Fire officials say a heavy load of building materials was placed on the roof shortly before it caved in on the workers just after 3:30 p.m. this past Tuesday. One of the victims was able to free himself from the rubble but is in serious condition; the other two workers were critically hurt after getting trapped in the basement.
Emergency crews were able to dig out the 40 year-old worker quickly, but it took more than an hour to rescue the 28 year-old victim, who was underneath a few thousand pounds of material. The Fire Department of New York says rescue medics helped administer medication through an IV as crews worked to free him.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working construction, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and any outstanding medical expenses. Please contact one of our expert Massachusetts construction site accident attorney specialists here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and confidential consultation. We will work tirelessly on your case to get you the money compensation you deserve!