Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents in Massachusetts

Injured parties who contact Rightful Legal soon after an injury has occurred possess the greatest opportunity to receive the compensation, they require to pay for both immediate and long-term medical care necessary to assist in the recovery from your sustained injuries.

Construction Site Dangers

Construction sites pose countless dangers to workers and innocent bystanders alike. Construction workers are subject to a high likelihood of injury due to the demands of the job. Still, proper protocol and safety practices can decrease a worker or bystander’s risk of injury. When a contractor or employee causes a preventable construction accident through negligence or a violation of Massachusetts Labor Law, the contractor may be liable for the victim’s injuries.

Generally, when a construction accident causes harm to an employee, workers’ compensation laws will typically apply. However, the injured construction worker may still hold the site owner, general contractor, construction manager, and/or and subcontractor liable if the accident occurred as a result of a safety violation.

When an innocent bystander suffers injury due to a construction accident, he or she may also be eligible to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim.

Whether you’re a construction worker or merely a bystander who has suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive economic recovery for your losses. Rightful Legal can help you understand your legal rights and determine a course of action.

Damages in construction cases will be highly dependent on the facts of the case, the issues in dispute, and the language of the parties’ agreement. For example, Massachusetts courts generally enforce no-damage-for-delay clauses. In addition, the parties may also agree to limit their damages, and can waive consequential damages altogether.

Establishing Liability When Injured on the Job

Liability for construction site injuries is established by showing negligence on behalf of an employer or construction site manager. An employer or job site manager is deemed to have been negligent when he or she failed to exercise the basic level of care that other employers or managers would have exercised under similar circumstances.

When attempting to determine the liability for injuries sustained in a construction accident, understanding each party’s responsibilities at the site assists in determining fault. Employers and their insurance companies often dispute what constitutes an acceptable level of care.

The lawyers at Rightful Legal possess a wealth of knowledge and experience to win those arguments, placing liability squarely on the shoulders of the appropriate responsible parties, and to recover economic damages for parties injured on the job.

If you have suffered an injury due to a construction accident, you shoulder the burden of proving your case against any liable party. Due to this high standard, retaining competent legal counsel following a construction accident helps to ensure your rights are protected. Moreover, a statute of limitations applies to all workers’ compensation and personal injury cases which your Rightful Legal attorney will be cognizant of.

Contact the expert construction accident litigation firm of Rightful Legal following any injury occurring at a construction site. The sooner you contact Rightful Legal, the earlier your rights are preserved.

Call Rightful Legal at 617-821-5856 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable Rightful Legal attorney to obtain a professional estimate of the value of your claim.

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