Construction accident injuries can cause significant long-term health problems that affect the victim for years to come. When you are injured in a construction accident through no fault of your own, you should not have to bear the financial burden associated with your injuries.
GED Lawyers’ Rehoboth construction accident lawyers are here to help. We can help you file an insurance claim, workers’ compensation claim, or injury lawsuit in order to seek fair compensation for the injuries you suffered.
Skillful Rehoboth Construction Injury Lawyers to Defend Your Legal Rights
For the past three decades, the dedicated attorneys at GED Lawyers have defended the legal rights of injury victims in Massachusetts and across the U.S. We have successfully recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Our construction injury attorneys are committed to holding construction companies responsible for the injuries they cause due to negligent or wrongful practices.
You Have a Limited Time to File in Massachusetts
If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job, you may be able to file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 152 § 41 places a limit of two years from the time of the accident or when the injury was first discovered to report it and file a claim with workers’ comp, so it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.
If you were injured as a bystander or visitor on or near the construction site, Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 260 § 2A also provides a set time of three years which you must file a personal injury lawsuit. A construction injury attorney familiar with Massachusetts law can help you navigate insurance claims, negotiate a settlement, and pursue the at-fault party in a court of law, if necessary.
Remember that your attorney will need to compile evidence, establish your claim’s value, and attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and at-fault party before filing a lawsuit. Ensure that your lawyer has the time they need to prepare a substantial case on your behalf by reaching out to them immediately following the accident.
Life-Altering Effects of a Rehoboth, MA Construction Injury
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over a thousand construction workers are killed in construction accidents each year. Construction injuries are sometimes the result of negligence or wrongful actions on the part of the construction company, supervisors, or other workers. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that most construction site injuries are caused by failure to adhere to established safety standards. The most frequently cited standard violations on construction sites include fall protection training, scaffolding requirements, eye and face protection, respiratory protection, and electrical grounding.
Common injuries that occur on Rehoboth, MA construction sites include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Lung and respiratory damage
- Explosions, fires, and chemical burns
- Crushing injuries from being caught between objects
- Facial and eye injuries
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury due to impact
If you suffered any of the above injuries as a result of a construction company’s failure to adhere to OSHA standards, you may be able to file a claim for compensation, either through workers’ compensation insurance or the construction company’s liability insurance carrier. Reach out to a Rehoboth construction accident injury lawyer at GED Lawyers to discuss your legal rights and next steps.
Filing a Claim for Damages for a Rehoboth, MA Construction Injury
When you are severely injured due to someone else’s negligence, you suffer more than just physical injuries. Your mental and emotional health can be severely affected by your injuries. PTSD and emotional trauma are not unusual and can be augmented by the financial difficulties you face after hospitalization, treatment, and recovery time out of work.
Damages you may be able to claim include:
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Loss of income
- Reduced future income
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Psychological therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of companionship
An attorney familiar with Massachusetts construction injury cases can help ease the stress you are under. GED Lawyers will examine your case and help you determine which losses you can include in your insurance claim or injury lawsuit.
Wrongful Death in Massachusetts Construction Accident Claims
If someone you love was killed in a Rehoboth, MA construction accident, the sympathetic attorneys at GED Lawyers can help you navigate the legal process in this difficult time. We understand that nothing can make up for the loss you have experienced. Instead, we work to reduce your financial burden by seeking compensation for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of emotional support, and loss of companionship. We are here to help you seek justice for your lost loved one.
We Will Vigorously Pursue Your Rehoboth, MA Construction Accident Claim
GED Lawyers’ compassionate legal team is dedicated to providing unwavering legal support to our clients from your initial consultation until we receive a settlement or verdict. Our lawyers understand the challenges faced by construction injury victims and their loved ones, and we will work closely with you to obtain a fair settlement for all your losses.
While no outcome is guaranteed, we will put our considerable knowledge and experience to work in order to seek the best possible settlement for your losses. We have experience handling cases of all sizes, from small local companies to multinational corporations, and we are not afraid to aggressively negotiate a just settlement on your behalf.
We will take your case to the negotiating table and seek maximum compensation. If we do not feel that the insurance company is offering sufficient compensation for your injuries, our seasoned trial lawyers will gladly take your case before a judge and jury.
Contact GED Lawyers for a Construction Injury Case Evaluation at No Charge
Contact the Rehoboth construction accident injury lawyers at GED Lawyers today to discuss your claim. One of our dedicated Rehoboth, MA attorneys will evaluate your case at no cost and help you determine whether a workers’ compensation claim, liability insurance claim, or personal injury lawsuit is in your best interests.
If we decide to partner with you on your claim, we will take care of every aspect of your claim, from beginning to end, so you can focus on recovering your health.