Construction Accident and Workers' Compensation Attorneys Malden, Boston

A construction site can be a very dangerous place to work if safety is not a consistent priority for management and workers alike. Heavy equipment, hazardous materials such as asbestos, and other risks can put a person in imminent danger of injury, illness, or even death. Despite stringent safety regulations, construction accident injuries and resulting workers' compensation claims are surprisingly common. Our attorneys, based in Malden and also serving Boston and Medford, Massachusetts, have secured numerous sizeable verdicts and settlements for construction accident victims who were injured due to another person's carelessness.

Types of Construction Accidents

Though construction site managers and workers are legally obligated to follow strict safety guidelines in order to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for everyone on the site, many fail to do so. In such a risky environment, this sort of negligence leads quickly to serious injuries and wrongful death. Contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman today if you have fallen victim to such an injury in Malden, Boston, or elsewhere in Massachusetts; one of our workers' compensation and construction accident attorneys can help you recover compensation to cover your damages, including medical bills and lost wages.

There are many kinds of construction accidents, but they fall into a few basic categories. Slip-and-fall accidents are most common, and often result in either head injuries or spinal cord injuries, as well as broken bones and other injuries that can keep the victim from working temporarily or permanently. Toxic exposure is also common, as hazardous chemicals of many kinds are used often on construction sites. Asbestos, in particular, poses a risk to construction workers, as it is present in many pre-existing buildings and is known to cause health problems such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Some workers are injured by explosions or electrocution. Still others are hit by falling objects, including rubble. All these injuries can be potentially disabling, and if you have sustained an injury on the job site, you may be entitled to a settlement or workers' compensation for your losses. Our construction accident attorneys will represent you aggressively, defending your interests to ensure that you get the best possible deal.

Common Construction Accident Causes

The ultimate cause of many construction accidents is worker negligence. Construction workers are responsible for the safety of their co-workers on the site, meaning they are obligated to consistently follow established safety regulations and use equipment in a careful, responsible manner. Improperly assembled scaffolding, dropped tools or debris, improperly maintained equipment, and other hazards are often the result of careless co-workers behaving irresponsibly. It is important to note that managers and employers are equally responsible in these cases, as it is their job to ensure that all the employees they hire and manage behave responsibly.

Other accidents are caused by defective equipment. Heavy machinery that is poorly designed, manufactured, or maintained can malfunction without warning, putting lives in danger. Unsafe ladders and scaffolding are responsible for many falls. Defective power tools are also particularly dangerous. Rodman, Rodman & Sandman construction accident and workers' compensation attorneys handle cases arising from all these causes and more, protecting your interests in the courtroom and in negotiations.

Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit

If you have been injured on the job, you face the dual challenge of paying for medical care and rehabilitation while being unable to work. The bills add up quickly. Injured workers need quick, efficient compensation to cover all their expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, and disability.

When we handle your construction accident case, we understand the challenges you face. We work with your priorities to ensure that you get what you need without undue delay. Construction accident injuries handled by our attorneys often result in much larger settlements than were initially offered, giving our clients the resources they need to cover bills and focus on recovery.

Speak with Our Construction Accident and Worker's Compensation Attorneys

A construction accident can easily result in a long-term disability. Without legal representation, you may not be able to provide adequately for yourself and your family. To speak with one of our construction accident attorneys serving Boston and Malden, Massachusetts, contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman today.