If you have been injured in a construction accident, whether on the job or as a bystander, you should not have to pay for injuries you sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
A Massachusetts construction accident lawyer with GED Lawyers can review your case and help you seek the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Our MA Construction Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help
Since 1995, GED Lawyers has successfully represented injury victims in Massachusetts and across the United States. We are familiar with the difficulties encountered by construction accident victims, and we will aggressively defend your legal right to compensation for your injuries.
At GED Lawyers, we believe that the responsible party should be held fully accountable for the injuries they cause through willful and negligent acts. No matter how large the construction company or insurance carrier, we will not back down from a fight. If necessary, we will take your case all the way before a judge and jury if it means getting fair compensation for your injuries.
Successful Massachusetts Construction Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love is injured on a Massachusetts construction site, your next steps will be different depending on your circumstances. If you are an employee, you may need to file a claim with your company’s worker’s compensation, whereas a bystander would file a claim with the company’s liability insurance carrier.
Regardless of the circumstances, you benefit from having an attorney on your side. The construction injury attorneys at GED Lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients throughout the U.S. We are dedicated to pursuing justice for your physical, psychological, and financial injuries, so you can obtain the compensation you need.
We Will Handle the Negotiations
When you are coping with the fallout of a severe injury, the last thing you need to deal with is negotiating with a construction company or their insurance carrier. Rather than trying to sort through settlement offers, hospital bills, documentation, and liability agreements, let GED Lawyers handle the negotiations. We will take care of the negotiations and pursue a fair settlement value on your behalf, so you and your loved ones can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Timing Is Critical in a Construction Accident Claim
Per Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 152 § 41, you must notify workers’ compensation insurance as soon as possible after the accident occurs. You then have 4 years from the date of the injury or the date the injury was discovered to file a workers’ comp claim.
In some cases, the amount you receive from workers’ compensation insurance is insufficient to cover the full value of the losses you sustained. In addition, non-employees who file against the company’s liability insurance may not receive a settlement that covers their losses. In both cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the company or individuals responsible for your injuries. Per Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260 § 2A, a lawsuit must be filed within 3 years of the date of the accident.
Numerous factors can affect the statute of limitations for your particular case. To ensure the best possible chance for a desirable settlement, reach out to a Massachusetts construction accident injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury. They will need time to compile the evidence, build a claim, negotiate a settlement, and if negotiations fail, file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.
Massachusetts Construction Injuries Can Be Devastating
Construction sites are notorious for causing severe injuries. Heavy equipment, electrical wiring, open flames, and corrosive chemicals can cause debilitating injuries that affect you for the rest of your life. Some injuries you may sustain in a construction incident include:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Burns, scars, and disfigurement
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
Damages You Could Claim After a Massachusetts Construction Accident
If you are injured in a construction accident due to the someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. A Massachusetts injury attorney from GED Lawyers is available to discuss your construction injury claim and help you decide on your next steps.
Damages you may be able to claim in your Massachusetts construction injury claim include:
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- Surgery bills
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning potential
- Physical and psychological therapy
- Chronic disability
- Reduced mobility
- Medical equipment and medication
- Loss of quality of life
Contact a construction injury lawyer at GED Lawyers today to learn which damages you can include in your claim.
Construction Accidents in MA Are Often Due to Negligence
Even under the best circumstances, construction sites are dangerous. To reduce the potential for injuries on construction sites, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established detailed regulations for construction workplace safety. These regulations are designed to keep everyone in and around the site safe from common dangers, including:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Falls from a height
- Falling equipment or objects
- Caught under or between objects or equipment
- Electrocution from live wires or power equipment
- Burns from explosions, sparks, or fires
- Chemical burns from exposure to harsh chemicals
According to OSHA, these are the most common injuries that occur due to construction companies and workers violating OSHA guidelines. If you or someone you love was injured on a construction site due to OSHA violations, you may be able to file a claim for your losses.
What to Do Following a Massachusetts Construction Accident
The hours and days after a construction accident can pass in a blur, especially if you suffered a severe injury. Take these step to protect your right to fair compensation after your construction injury.
- Seek medical assistance. If you are not immediately taken to the hospital, arrange to go to the doctor or emergency room as soon as possible. Some injuries do not present themselves immediately, even when they are severe.
- Follow your doctor’s orders. Once you are safe and stable, be sure to follow all of your doctor’s instructions for treatment and rehabilitation. Not only will this support your recovery, it will provide documentation you need to support your claim.
- Document everything. Report the accident to the construction company, workers’ compensation insurance, and any necessary authorities. Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, and keep records of all correspondence, reports, and discussions.
- Contact an attorney. When you can safely do so, contact a Massachusetts attorney who specializes in construction accident claims. They will help you compile evidence and protect you from unscrupulous negotiating tactics and unfair settlement offers.
Our Massachusetts Construction Attorneys Will Aggressively Defend Your Rights
The compassionate attorneys at GED Lawyers understand the toll a severe construction injury can take on both the victim and their loved ones. We are here to help you navigate the life-altering conditions caused by your injuries, so you can take the time you need to recover your health.
Contact our office today to arrange a free consultation and see how we can help with your construction injury claim.