Boston Construction Accident Attorneys
Getting the job done right for injured construction workers in Massachusetts
Construction accidents can occur anywhere – on residential property, commercial property, or industrial construction sites in and around Boston, Cambridge, and other city areas. A construction site accident can be extremely serious, and may cause permanent disability, loss of a limb, blindness, head injury, fractured bones, amputation, scarring, and wrongful death.
Often the medical bills will be large, and there may be a long period of disability and lost wages. Worker's compensation may pay for some of the medical bills and lost earnings, but worker's compensation cannot adequately compensate an injured worker for permanent losses and disability arising from a serious construction accident.
That’s where we come in. The experienced Boston construction accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, provide aggressive representation for persons who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death as a result of construction site accidents in Massachusetts. We advocate for you and we fight for you – count on it.
Common questions from injury clients
- Can you help me if I’ve been injured on a Boston construction site?
- What are some examples of construction site accidents?
- What are examples of construction site accident injuries?
- What should I do after a Boston construction accident?
- How can your Boston construction accident attorneys help?
- Do you have a construction accident injury attorney near me?
Can you help me if I’ve been injured on a Boston construction site?
Our attorneys represent bystanders who are injured in construction site accidents, drivers injured as a result of highway construction accidents, as well as construction site workers who are injured on the job.
Our clients include laborers, carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, crane operators, plumbers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, welders, heavy equipment operators, and all other construction trades. Under state and Federal laws and regulations, contractors and site owners are responsible for providing a reasonably safe work environment, and there are special laws in place to protect those who work in high places, such as on a scaffold, ladder or structural steel.
Workers in all trades are exposed to a variety of dangerous conditions at worksites due to negligent and dangerous conditions and practices of architects, general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and others.
Our record of successful results
Our Boston construction accident lawyers have secured the following awards on behalf of our clients:
- $7.5 Million - Propane Gas Explosion. Conscious pain and suffering, severe burn injuries, wrongful death
- $4.35 Million - Fall Injury. Life-threatening injuries after fall from cooling tower.
- $1.35 Million - Crane Accident. Conscious pain and suffering and wrongful death.
- $1.2 Million - Amputation Injury. Lull runs over foot, leading to below-the-knee amputation.
Check out some kind words from our clients on our Testimonials page.
"I knew that Ron had my best interests at heart, and that I could trust him to help me make the right decision."
What are some examples of construction site accidents?
With the variety of tools and machines used in construction and building, the potential for accidents, especially when safety protocols aren’t followed, is endless. Construction site accidents include things like:
- Big dig accidents
- Tunnel accidents
- Highway construction accidents
- Roadway safety defects
- Crane accidents
- Anchor bolt failures
- Scaffold accidents
- Ceiling tile failures and wall tile failures
- Falls through unprotected holes
- Nail gun accidents
- Safety code violations
- Improper site design or inspection
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective ladders
- Falling materials
- Electrical accidents
- Wall and roof collapses
- Shoring accidents
- Roofing accidents
- Slips and falls
- Excavation accidents
- Construction debris on stairs or work areas
- Defective power tools
- Falling debris
- Improperly stored materials
- Unguarded trenches or platforms
- Drowning accidents
- Worn or defective rope or cable
- OSHA violations
- Trip and falls
- Open pits or trenches
- Faulty stairs
- Welding accidents
- Elevator and material lift accidents
- Staging collapses
- Dust and fumes
- Flying debris
- Forklift accidents
- Heavy equipment failures
- Trench collapses
- Building collapses
- Dropped loads from trucks or cranes
- Pedestrian construction accidents
What are examples of construction site accident injuries?
Any of these accidents can injuries that can put a person in the hospital, take them off the job, and cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Just a few of these injuries include:
- Material lift injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Eye injuries
- Hearing injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
What should I do after a Boston construction accident?
Immediate investigation and preservation of evidence is often a critical element in proving a personal injury case involving construction accidents.
Investigation involves examination of the scene while the evidence, such as materials and machinery, is fresh. It is often necessary to get court orders to preserve evidence. Prompt investigation of witnesses is also important. After a construction accident, it is also critical to establish contact with the investigating authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). General contractors and subcontractors, as well as material suppliers, may all need to be identified.
It is also essential that you get prompt medical attention if you are injured in a construction accident. If you were injured while on the job, then you should be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
How can your Boston construction accident attorneys help?
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is essential that you hire an experienced construction accident attorney to handle your case. The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck routinely confer with top experts to help us secure compensation for victims injured in construction accidents. Our Boston attorneys handle cases from initial investigation all the way through trial, and, if necessary, all appeals. We will work relentlessly to get you the best results.
Our Case Reports page describes some of the complex personal injury cases we have successfully handled on behalf of our clients.
Through our experience and relationships with experts in the construction field, the construction accident attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck are able to identify and bring claims arising from the negligence of building owners, contractors and subcontractors responsible for safe construction site practices. Because of our experience in the area of product liability, we are also able to identify accidents that have occurred as a result of defective products used on the construction site.
Because the Massachusetts statute of limitations of three years applies to construction accident cases, victims have a limited time in which to file their case. It’s vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.
Do you have a construction accident injury attorney near me?
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center. Our offices are within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court, and there’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station, and there’s a bus stop almost in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we can arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Boston construction accident lawyers fighting for Massachusetts workers
The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck represent the workers of Boston when they’re injured in construction accidents. We know how to hold the right parties responsible to ensure your bills are paid while you’re unable to work. Focus on your recovery and leave the rest to us. To schedule a free consultation, call today or use our contact form.