Victim of a Construction Site Accident? Our Attorneys Can Help!
Construction sites can be dangerous places if everybody isn’t working together and carefully following all safety precautions. When these safety rules aren’t followed, serious injuries and even deaths can result. When those horrible things happen, Eden Rafferty of Worcester will be here for you to help sort through these difficult times.
Our team is familiar with the intricacies of state and federal regulations for construction site accidents. And more than just helping you navigate the laws and legalise of these claims, we help you through an emotionally difficult time.
In accidents like these, attorneys are often needed because liability can be difficult to discern. Is it the fault of the construction site owner? Or is it because of general contractors or sub-contractors? Or perhaps faulty or defective equipment was to blame? Only Eden Rafferty can help you sift through all of the facts and evidence of the claim to determine who is at fault and what compensation you are owed.
Some common types of construction accidents are:
- Tunnel accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- OSH violations
- Nailgun or hammer accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falling debris or material
- Defective or faulty power tools
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Regardless of the reason for your job-site accident, our team can help.
What Kind Of Lawsuit Is A Construction Site Accident?
There are a few different types of ways that a construction accident claim could be classified. It could be a Workers’ Compensation case to receive lost wages and benefits. If this is not enough to cover medical bills or if someone or something else was also at fault, it could also be a personal injury case or a product liability claim. If the worker was injured through someone else’s negligence, this would make it a personal injury case. If a defective product caused the injury, accident, or death, than it would be considered a product liability case and the product manufacturer could be sued.
Should I File A Complaint With OSHA?
OSHA is the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration that gives workers the right to a safe, healthy work environment. OSHA inspects workplaces and gives workers and employers knowledge and advice to make sure accidents or injuries don’t happen. But when they do happen, employers can file complaints with OSHA without negative retribution from their employer. If there has been a serious injury because on safety and health violations in a work environment, OSHA should be notified.