Helping Injured Construction Workers Since 1971
Construction accidents often involve head trauma, back and neck injuries, and amputations. In many instances, OSHA violations or improper safety measures are to blame. At The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, we investigate the scene of an accident, interviewing eyewitnesses, reviewing company records and collecting evidence. Working with investigators and other experts, we determine what happened, what should have been done to prevent our client’s injuries and who is responsible for causing the accident in the first place. Our lawyers work closely with clients to activate any work or medical benefits they’re eligible to receive, protecting their job as well if an employer tries to make them return to work before they are ready.
If a construction accident has left you facing medical bills, lost wages and an uncertain work future, contact The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke today.
Types Of Construction Site Accidents
The types of accidents that our construction site accident lawyers handle consist of, but are not limited to:
- Falls from cranes, ladders and scaffolding
- Injuries caused by dangerous and defective power tools, nail guns, derricks, hoists, conveyors and winches
- Accidents involving forklifts, trucks, graders, bulldozers, backhoes, tractors and other heavy equipment
- Electrical accidents and electrocution involving overhead power lines or equipment
- Excavation site accidents and collapses
- Drilling or digging into underground power lines
Workers’ Compensation And Third-Party Claims
When a construction worker is injured on the job in Massachusetts, he or she often cannot make a claim against the employer for pain and suffering caused by work-related injuries, as those must be handled in a workers’ compensation claim under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act.
However, an injured construction worker or bystander may recover damages when a “third party” has been negligent, careless or reckless. A third party is a person who is not employed by the same company as the victim. These “third-party claims” are not covered entirely by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act, allowing the injured victim to recover monetary compensation from the third parties responsible for their injuries, including compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, and other losses.
Dealing With Uncooperative Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are in business to make money. That means they have to collect more insurance premiums than they pay out in losses. As a result, insurers often claim injuries aren’t as serious as they are or are the result of a preexisting condition. At Bailey & Burke, we’re prepared for tactics used by claims adjusters to reduce or avoid paying claims. That’s why our attorneys work with investigators and experts to provide facts and evidence clearly and convincingly to the insurance company, so they cannot deny or avoid or client’s claim.