When you report to your place of work, you assume conditions are safe for you to perform your job. But accidents can and do happen every day.
If you believe you have sustained an on-the-job injury due to hazardous or unsafe conditions, you should immediately inform your employer of the accident and seek medical attention. If you have lost work time of five full or partial calendar days or more, your employer must file the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality (Form 101) with the Department of Industrial Accidents. Your employer must also file this report with its workers compensation insurance company within seven calendar days—not including Sundays and legal holidays—from the fifth full or partial calendar day you have been disabled because of the injury or illness. The insurance company then has 14 calendar days from receipt of the form to investigate the claim and determine whether to pay it.
While you are recovering from your injury, you can relieve the amount of stress on your body, mind, and spirit by seeking legal counsel. A Boston construction accident lawyer at Feinberg & Alban PC works with you to help ensure the successful processing of your claim, and our skilled attorneys will quickly resolve any disputes.
Depending on your specific injury and claim, you may be entitled to benefits for the following:
You should also consider that you may have a claim not only against your employer but against a third party (not your employer) who may be negligent for your injuries. This can provide you with additional recovery and you must hire a lawyer who is sensitive to that.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction industry workers experienced 135,350 injuries and illnesses in 2007. Construction is one of the top five industries reporting work-related injuries.
Employers have a responsibility to protect their employees. When construction workers suffer injury on the job, they are entitled to compensation. Bystanders also have the right to be properly guarded from the dangers of construction sites. When companies fail to take the proper safety measures at their work sites and passers-by are accidentally injured, they, too, have grounds for a claim. Common types of accident injuries for which you should contact a Boston construction lawyer include the following:
Of course, the best way to prevent a personal injury lawsuit or workers compensation claim is by creating safe conditions for construction workers, and maintaining access to clear, safe areas around a site for passers-by. Furthermore, workers should make sure to always wear the required safety gear and take whatever precautions possible at a construction site. Individuals uninvolved in a construction project should avoid going near the area unless absolutely necessary, in which case a hardhat can offer useful protection.
But unfortunately, not all accidents can be prevented. Whether employee, contractor, or bystander, if you have been injured in a construction accident, the Boston accident law firm of Feinberg & Alban PC works with you to identify who may be at fault—the architect, the engineer, the builder, or some other liable party.
When construction employees suffer injury on the job, workers compensation applies. But when innocent bystanders suffer injury during any stage of the construction process, the general rules of personal injury apply. Our experience with civil litigation and personal injury gets you the recovery you seek quickly and as smoothly as possible.
No one in Massachusetts protects your rights more fervently than the personal injury lawyers of Feinberg & Alban PC Our experienced attorneys thoroughly research your case, help file and substantiate your claim, and commit to securing the relief and compensation you deserve.
Click here to read about attorney Robert Feinberg’s success in obtaining a $5,350,000 award for his construction worker client.
At Feinberg & Alban PC, we pursue your claim aggressively. We are relentless advocates for our clients while maintaining a professional and well-respected demeanor. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us immediately at 1.800.479.9991 or contact us online today.
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