Construction Accidents

Construction accidents & Worker’s Compensation construction accident

Even though we call them accidents, construction “accidents” occur due to negligence by someone along the way (improper use of equipment, bypassing safety protocol, leaving machinery where it shouldn’t be, doing something that goes against regulations, intentionally working in unsafe environments) causing improper safety and a violation of state and fed regulations.

workers compensation

OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. They have very strict rules and guidelines that should be followed on every job site. They require training before even being allowed on a job site. If not following regulations a job site could be shut down by OSHA or uncertified people could be removed.

The most common accidents in construction in Massachusetts occur due to:

  • Lack of personal protection equipment
  • Unguarded trenches
  • Heavy machinery
  • Scaffolding
  • Old not updated or up to code equipment
  • Untrained people working on job sites
  • Improper site inspection
  • Not following OSHA and other safety protocols

Injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Long term damage to your body

Injuries from construction sites are usually pretty serious. The most common cases are the ones that deal with people having long term back, neck, and spinal damage. This is all caused from heavy lifting, hard manual labor, and being thrown around in a piece of heavy equipment.

After these types of accidents people immediately jump to Worker’s compensation when they don’t realize they may be able to seek damages in a personal injury suit as well.

Benefits from Worker’s Compensation due to construction accident:

  • Medical expenses
  • Portion of lost income

Does NOT include future wage loss, pain and suffering, or anything else.

Contacting an attorney is essential in order to be able to claim damages in a personal injury suit. Most people do not want to sue their employer, but they have to realize most workplace accidents and in juries are preventable in some way. They just need the legal advice from an experienced attorney too help them understand that.

Worker’s compensation overall covers things like:

  • Auto accidents
  • Machine injuries
  • Lifting injuries
  • Construction
  • Scaffolding
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Exposure to chemicals or toxic materials
  • Illness related to being stressed from the job
  • Fatality benefits

Workers Compensation benefits in general

  • Partial disability benefits
  • Loss of function
  • Total disability
  • Permanent disability
  • Death benefits

They DO NOT cover pain and suffering.

Contact DelSignore Law office in Attleboro at (508) 455-4755. We have an office located at 120 North Main Street suite 306 in Attleboro Massachusetts.

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