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Boston Lawyers Aiding Construction Workers Hurt in Building Collapses

Massachusetts Law Firm litigating injury and wrongful death actions for victims and families

Negligent design or operation during the building or repair of a structure can cause the massive weight of that structure to collapse on construction workers. When this occurs, the Boston-based attorneys at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. help laborers and their families to obtain justice through the legal system. An injured employee or contractor might have a workers’ compensation case for lost wages and medical costs, as well as a personal injury action against a third party for damages such as pain and suffering. In cases where a collapse is fatal, we can file a wrongful death action to help compensate families for the long-term financial loss they have suffered.

Providing diligent representation for all types of building collapse cases

The wreckage of a collapsed building is not just a dangerous area, but also one where answers are hard to find. Feinberg & Alban has both the experience to find the liable parties and the knowledge to handle the case, no matter how complex. Collapses may be caused  by one or more of the following:

  • Engineering or design flaws — In some instances, an error in the planning stage results in tragic consequences for workers who are just following directions. Our attorneys investigate the entire process to detect where the problem originated.
  • Faulty materials — Employers have a responsibility to provide safe building materials and tools. At every stage of construction, the structure must be able to support itself and withstand foreseeable circumstances such as wind and rain.
  • Substandard oversight — Particularly when large structures are being erected, construction sites are constantly changing scenes requiring active supervision. Crucial changes or details might be missed due to cost cutting or inattention.
  • Fires and explosions — Explosions, such as those related to gas line leaks, and severe fires can damage building supports and cause a collapse. In situations like these, there may be more than one responsible party. We will find each one and seek an outcome that holds each one accountable.
  • Lack of preparation in construction — For example, for a failure to erect proper shoring at a  construction site, Feinberg and Alban P. C. recovered $500,000 for a worker who lost a finger as a ceiling collapsed.

Following a building collapse, OSHA’s Incident Command System develops a record of the causes and conditions relating to the accident. Using that and developing our own sources of information, our attorneys prepare a comprehensive case so that you have the best possible chance for a complete financial recovery.

Speak to a construction accident attorney today for a free initial consultation

If you’re a construction worker injured in a building collapse or the family member of one killed in such an accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. can help. Set up your free consultation by calling 617-232-5950 or by contacting us online. Our attorneys serve clients in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and throughout Massachusetts.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • "Robert was so accommodating to the special circumstances of our case and our family.He came to our home for meetings,for our convenience. He kept us informed and prepared for all stages of the process. He was always reachable and responsive. Robert worked tireless for us and towards the best possible outcome. Our case was recently settled for what Robert anticipated. I cannot imagine a more positive experience. I would choose Robert all over again."

  • "Colleen Santora was very attentive to my needs throughout the duration of my cases. Additionally, she was very effective in communicating with me regarding any issues that came up or any questions that I had. I felt that Colleen was truly on my side, and this greatly decreased the level of stress that I felt during the duration of my cases. I am very happy with the results that Colleen was able to achieve for me, and I highly recommend her for those seeking legal counsel in the Boston area."

  • "Robert Feinberg and Colleen Santora represented me in a case that lasted almost four years. They showed consistently superior professionalism, skill, and knowledge throughout the process, and worked tirelessly with persistence and patience to achieve an excellent settlement. Moreover, they placed a high degree of importance on ethical behavior and honest communication. I recommend them and the firm unequivocally."

  • "My Family contacted Feinberg & Alban after my mother was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. She suffered a life threating brain hemorrhage, a broken neck, and will be affected by traumatic brain injury symptoms for the rest of her life. Thanks to the efforts of Robert and his team my mother was accepted as a patient by the best neurological doctors and health care professionals in the state of Massachusetts. Ultimately Robert was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement for my mother. I would highly recommend Feinberg & Alban to anyone with a personal injury case."

  • "So glad that Feinberg & Alban were recommended to me after I was injured in a car accident. I'd never been in an accident before, didn't know what to do, didn't know how to deal with the insurance companies, didn't know what to expect with the process. Fortunately, Marsha Alban is experienced, knowledgeable and excellent at her job. She put me at ease right away, and explained the options I had. Throughout the process, Marsha and her team handled everything, keeping me apprised along the way. I'm pleased with the outcome and happy that I had Feinberg and Alban on my side."

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