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Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Claims and Massachusetts Personal Injury Claims

Injuries that occur at a Massachusetts construction site are subject to Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation law. All Massachusetts employers are legally obligated to buy and provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits to all of their employees. The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Statute provides for payment of a Massachusetts construction worker’s lost wages and medical bills after the Massachusetts worker suffers injuries while working at a Massachusetts construction site. Massachusetts worker’s compensation benefits generally also cover disability payments and compensate injured Massachusetts construction workers for any permanent disfigurement or scarring. In the event that the Massachusetts construction worker cannot return to his or her previous job due to the severity of his or her injuries, the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Statute provides for payment for vocational retraining and lost earning capacity. Additionally, because Massachusetts is a no-fault state, Massachusetts construction workers may receive Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits even if their own negligence was partially responsible for the construction accident.

The trade off is that in exchange for receiving these benefits, Massachusetts construction workers are not permitted to file a Massachusetts personal injury claim against their employer for any injuries that occur while working at the Massachusetts construction site. Furthermore, it may be difficult for Massachusetts construction workers to recover the full benefits to which they are entitled under Massachusetts worker’s compensation laws. Massachusetts employers and Massachusetts contractors may claim that the Massachusetts construction worker is entitled to fewer benefits than they claim or that the injury was actually sustained prior to the accident at the Massachusetts construction site. Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits may also provide only limited wage reimbursement and selected medical care providers and medical procedures. These benefits also fail to cover physical and emotional pain and suffering endured by the injured Massachusetts construction worker and his or her family.

Thankfully, there may be other ways, in addition to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits, to obtain compensation for injuries arising from Massachusetts construction site accidents. Massachusetts personal injury claims, or a civil lawsuit, may be filed in certain circumstances. If the Massachusetts jobsite accident was caused by the negligence of someone who does not work for the same company as the injured Massachusetts construction worker, a claim may be brought against this individual or entity. For example, if a Massachusetts construction worker was injured by a piece of defective heavy equipment, a Massachusetts product liability claim may be filed against the designer, manufacturer and distributor of the machinery.

In addition, Massachusetts contractors and anyone else in charge of a Massachusetts construction site are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for Massachusetts construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates safety and health standards that are to be adhered to by all Massachusetts employers. Massachusetts contractors and Massachusetts employers who fail to follow these rules, such as neglecting to put up a sign warning of a potential danger, may be held liable in a Massachusetts civil lawsuit for breaching their duty of care owed to their Massachusetts construction worker employees.

The differences and the applicability of Massachusetts workers’ compensation law and benefits and Massachusetts personal injury claims can be very confusing. If you were injured in a Massachusetts construction accident, it is vital that you consult with a knowledgeable Massachusetts construction site accident injury lawyer. The Massachusetts construction accident personal injury attorneys and Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys at the Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can advise you on your entitlements and fight to obtain the complete compensation you deserve. We can help you file a Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim, a Massachusetts personal injury claim, or both, to make sure that you recover the maximum compensation allowed under Massachusetts law. Contact one of our Boston construction site injury lawyers or Boston workers’ compensation lawyers today by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at

We will schedule a free consultation where we will explain your legal options to you. When you choose us to represent you after your Massachusetts construction site accident, your needs are our top priority!

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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