Boston Construction Accident FAQ

Boston construction lawyer John J. Sheehan can provide answers to your questions about construction site injuries.

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What recourse do you have if injured in a Boston construction accident?

Massachusetts construction workers are generally employees covered by workers compensation. You can file a workers comp claim to receive compensation for medical treatment and lost wages. In addition, other third parties who are not your employer may also be liable in a construction site accident. You can sue third parties for negligence that resulted in your injury.

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What third parties are often sued in construction site accidents?

Third parties who may be liable include:

  • Equipment manufacturers
    • Scaffolding
    • Ladders
    • Chemicals
    • Heavy equipment
    • Tools
  • Land owners
  • Materials suppliers
  • Contractors

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What types of injuries are common at construction sites?

These are some of the injuries that are common on construction sites:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Loss of hearing
  • Sight loss

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What types of hazards can result in construction site injuries?

These are some hazards to watch out for on construction sites:

  • Faulty scaffolding or ladders
  • Unstable roofing
  • Malfunctioning machinery or equipment
  • Overloading trucks
  • Improper operation of forklifts, cranes, or winches
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
  • Electrical shock injuries from exposed wires or malfunctioning machines
  • Explosions or fires
  • Exposure to caustic chemicals

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How can Boston construction accident attorneys help you with a construction accident?

Experienced Boston injury lawyers know how to investigate a construction accident—what to look for, how to determine accident causes, and how to identify possible sources of third-party compensation. Skilled attorneys can also deal with insurance companies and either negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to trial. These actions are not something the average person knows how to do.

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