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Samuel G.

Everyone was inviting and made me feel welcome. I could tell that everyone was hardworking and motivated to do the best they could for me. I am happy I chose Kiley Law Group [to handle] my motorcycle injury case … My experience was great and I would definitely recommend Tom Kiley, Jr. and the law group. Read more

William

I spent about a week in the hospital, I had to learn how to walk again. I was basically just thinking… ‘I’m gonna have two hundred thousand dollars in bills to pay’ because I wasn’t insured. They made a settlement with the insurance company that was able to pay all my bills and also compensate me as well. When I contacted them, they basically said ‘Don’t worry about anything. Read more

Paul

The next thing I know I was on the ground and going into an ambulance and going to the hospital…. I can’t say enough about what he did for me, and how he actually paid attention to where I was at and how things were going. I can’t complain one bit, there wasn’t anything I would say that they should change or do better. Read more

Brittany C.

Excellent! Attorney Kiley was always warm and helpful. He never seemed to lack for my concern and always responded to me in a timely manner. I never felt forgotten and was never bogged down with complicated matters. It was a pain free process and I’m very satisfied with the results. Read more

Roland Clark

Sometimes a case gets complicated and will need to be pursued in mediation, arbitration, or court. It’s vital to contact a qualified injury lawyer for help. After an auto accident, your job is to heal from your injuries and restore your life. At the Kiley Law Group, it’s our job to get you the compensation you need to fully recover and move forward. Our car accident Read more

Loreum

I spent about a week in the hospital, I had to learn how to walk again. I was basically just thinking… ‘I’m gonna have two hundred thousand dollars in bills to pay’ because I wasn’t insured. They made a settlement with the insurance company that was able to pay all my bills and also compensate me as well. When I contacted them, they basically said ‘Don’t worry about anything. Read more

Loreum

The next thing I know I was on the ground and going into an ambulance and going to the hospital…. I can’t say enough about what he did for me, and how he actually paid attention to where I was at and how things were going. I can’t complain one bit, there wasn’t anything I would say that they should change or do better. Read more

Lorum

Excellent! Attorney Kiley was always warm and helpful. He never seemed to lack for my concern and always responded to me in a timely manner. I never felt forgotten and was never bogged down with complicated matters. It was a pain free process and I’m very satisfied with the results. Read more

Samuel G.

Everyone was inviting and made me feel welcome. I could tell that everyone was hardworking and motivated to do the best they could for me. I am happy I chose Kiley Law Group [to handle] my motorcycle injury case … My experience was great and I would definitely recommend Tom Kiley, Jr. and the law group. Read more

William

I spent about a week in the hospital, I had to learn how to walk again. I was basically just thinking… ‘I’m gonna have two hundred thousand dollars in bills to pay’ because I wasn’t insured. They made a settlement with the insurance company that was able to pay all my bills and also compensate me as well. When I contacted them, they basically said ‘Don’t worry about anything. Read more

Paul

The next thing I know I was on the ground and going into an ambulance and going to the hospital…. I can’t say enough about what he did for me, and how he actually paid attention to where I was at and how things were going. I can’t complain one bit, there wasn’t anything I would say that they should change or do better. Read more

Brittany C.

Excellent! Attorney Kiley was always warm and helpful. He never seemed to lack for my concern and always responded to me in a timely manner. I never felt forgotten and was never bogged down with complicated matters. It was a pain free process and I’m very satisfied with the results. Read more

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Construction Accident Cases at Tom Kiley Personal Injury Lawyers

Construction sites are filled with various dangers, from heavy machinery to chemicals to exposed electrical wiring and more, but workers still have a right to expect a reasonably safe environment. Construction companies must follow specific rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agencies intended to protect workers and provide for them in the event of injury.

If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a construction accident, it’s advisable to discuss your circumstances with a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the extensive medical expenses, long-term rehabilitation costs and lost wages you may be facing. The Boston attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have helped numerous construction accident victims and their families pursue fair compensation for their injuries through workers’ compensation claims and, when applicable, lawsuits. Please call us today at 888-979-9323 for your free consultation; we welcome clients from across Massachusetts.

For additional information about construction accident injury claims and common types of construction accident cases, please see below.

Construction Accidents Overview

Liability in Construction Accidents
Workers’ Compensation and Construction Accidents
Why Discuss a Construction Accident with an Attorney

Types of Construction Accident Cases

Crane Accidents
Falling Objects
Forklift Accidents
Heavy Machinery Accidents
Nail Gun Injuries
Scaffolding Accidents
Trench Accidents
Welding Accidents

Liability in Construction Accidents

In many instances, injured construction workers are covered by workers’ compensation when the injury is the result of an on-the-job accident. However, workers’ compensation is not always adequate for the extensive costs of recovery. And in some instances, there may be external factors that played a role in the accident, such as defective equipment or a negligent third party.

If you were injured in a construction accident, the last thing you need to worry about is battling for the financial help you need. Contact the Kiley Law Group today for a free, comprehensive case evaluation. We can help you make an informed decision about your legal options and provide the aggressive legal representation you deserve. Back to Overview

Workers’ Compensation and Construction Accidents

Construction accident injury victims are generally eligible for workers’ compensation, regardless of negligence. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both workers and employers, and in most cases workplace accident victims cannot sue their employers for damages in addition to workers’ compensation.Sadly, workers’ compensation is limited to medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, and it is often inadequate for victims’ overall losses;

the process can also be challenging. Discussing your situation with an experienced attorney at the Kiley Law Group can help maximize your workers’ compensation claim and determine if there are other legal options. Back to Overview

Why Discuss a Construction Accident with an Attorney

There are exceptions in which injury victims may be able to pursue compensation from additional parties, and construction accident claims can be complex even when workers’ compensation alone is involved. It is not uncommon for employers or their insurance providers to attempt to minimize the damages they must pay.

A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can be an invaluable asset when dealing with a difficult insurance company or combative employer. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have helped many construction accident victims and their families recover just compensation for their injuries, through both the workers’ compensation process and legal claims.

Please contact us today for your free consultation. Back to Overview

Crane Accidents

Cranes are especially hazardous because operators, crew, other construction site workers and anyone nearby are at risk of severe injury if something goes wrong. Though operator error or negligence is sometimes to blame, crane accidents may also be a result of inadequate maintenance, defective equipment or other external factors.Compensation for some crane accident-related injuries may be pursued through workers’ compensation.

But in some circumstances, injury victims may be able to pursue damages through a party other than the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a construction accident, it’s a good idea to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. The lawyers at Boston’s Kiley Law Group have more than 40 years of success recovering the financial peace of mind injury victims and their families need. Back to Case Typess

Falling Objects

Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and the risk of being struck by a falling or collapsing object is one of the most common threats construction workers face. According to OSHA, struck-by accidents are a leading cause of construction-related deaths, and about 75 percent of those fatalities involve heavy equipment such as cranes.Even when victims survive, accidents involving unseen—and often heavy—objects can cause costly, life-changing injuries.

It is critical that victims and their families get the support necessary to move forward. Financial compensation for such injuries is often available through workers’ compensation benefits, which cover medical bills and a portion of lost wages. Depending on the circumstances of the injury,

it may also be possible to pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group can help you understand your legal options; please call us at 888-979-9323 for a free consultation. Back to Case Typess

Forklift Accidents

As with other industrial machinery, forklifts pose hazards to operators and others in their immediate vicinity in the event of an accident. Most forklift accidents are preventable, and accidents involving forklifts and similar equipment are often the result of insufficient operator training, inadequate maintenance or defective equipment.

If you were hurt in a forklift accident, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and receive the full benefits to which you are entitled.

If a third party was responsible for the accident and ensuing injuries, we may also be able to pursue a separate claim for damages not covered by workers’ compensation. Please contact us today for your free consultation. Back to Case Typess

Heavy Machinery Accidents

From cranes to bulldozers to excavators to forklifts, construction sites are full of heavy machinery with inherent risks. But those risks are amplified when the machinery is operated by unqualified workers, or if the equipment has not been properly maintained or is defective.

Accidents involving heavy machinery can cause life-changing injuries that leave families facing medical bills, lost wages and lost earning capacity. The Kiley Law Group has more than three decades of experience helping injured workers and their loved ones recover the financial security they need via successful workers’ compensation claims and, in some cases, litigation.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an industrial machinery accident, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Nail Gun Injuries

Pneumatic nail guns are commonplace at construction sites, and they are prized for their ease of use and efficiency. They also have the potential to cause severe injuries. Nail gun injuries may be caused by user negligence, poor maintenance or faulty equipment.

Nail gun injuries send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms every year, and nail gun accidents are a leading cause of injury among residential carpenters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you suffered an on-the-job nail gun injury, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group can guide you through the complex workers’ compensation claim process and help you pursue the financial peace of mind you and your family need to cope with medical costs and other damages. Back to Case Typess

Scaffolding Accidents

There are thousands of recorded scaffolding accidents and dozens of deaths each year, according to OSHA. Common factors in scaffolding accidents include improper assembly of the scaffolding, manufacturing defects and inadequate training in scaffolding setup.Injuries caused by scaffolding accidents can be severe, and the related expenses can affect an entire family.

The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have more than 40 years of experience representing injury victims and their families, and we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and understand whether you have other legal options for compensation. Back to Case Typess

Trench Accidents

Trenches and excavation sites are notoriously hazardous, and according to OSHA an average of two workers per month are killed due to trench collapses. Although wall collapses are often the source of injuries related to trench accidents, workers may also be harmed by objects that fall into the trenches, hazardous chemicals or fumes within the trenches, or exposed electrical lines in the trenches.

At the Kiley Law Group, our attorneys have seen the extraordinary losses that construction workers and their families must endure after an on-the-job accident. Whether you’re seeking workers’ compensation benefits or want to discuss the possibility of pursing a third-party injury claim, our experienced lawyers can help you understand your options and recover the financial peace of mind you and your family need. Back to Case Typess

Welding Accidents

Welding accidents can result in life-altering injuries, and simply because welding jobs themselves can be dangerous does not mean that those injured in the course of their work are without recourse following an accident.

The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have extensive experience helping injured workers, including those harmed in welding accidents, maximize their workers’ compensation claims. In some cases, such as if the injury is the result of defective equipment, we may be able to help you pursue compensation from a liable third party.

Please call us today at 888-979-9323 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer. Back to Case Typess

A loaded single trailer can weigh upward of 30,000 pounds, and in the event that it detaches, it can cause catastrophic injuries or death. Runaway trailers are often the result of negligence in properly attaching the trailer, but they may also be the result of overloaded or imbalanced cargo, poor maintenance or mechanical defects.

Though runaway trailers are a factor in relatively few accidents, they are often deadly. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 540 runaway trailer accidents between 2000 and 2007, with 164 fatalities. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in truck accident injury and wrongful death cases. Please contact us today for a free consultation if you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a commercial vehicle wreck. Back to Case Types

An underride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with the trailer of a semi-truck and is pulled under, often causing the roof of the smaller vehicle to be crushed or ripped off. Underride accidents are among the deadliest form of truck accidents.

Although many tractor-trailers today have guard rails, underride accidents remain a major risk. These guard rails have so far demonstrated a high failure rate, even at relatively low speeds. You do not have to face the seemingly overwhelming consequences of a truck accident on your own. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group can provide the strong representation you need to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages. Back to Case Types

Over 40 percent of all fatal accidents involve alcohol consumption, and on average a drunk driver will operate a vehicle while intoxicated a staggering 87 times before being caught. Those are scary numbers, but not nearly as frightening as what a motorcyclist feels when an oncoming car drifts over into his or her lane.Drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable, and those who suffer the worst injuries—or death—are often the innocent victims. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group are proud to advocate for drunk driving accident victims from across Massachusetts. We’re here to help you recover the compensation you need to cope with medical expenses and restore your life. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Failure to yield the right-of-way is a common factor in motorcycle accidents, and it is often linked to another form of driver negligence, such as distracted driving. These types of collisions can result in life-altering injuries to motorcyclists, who may be unprepared or unable to respond to a passenger vehicle failing to yield.The Kiley Law Group has a proven record of success in motorcycle accident cases, and we have the resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to help you seek just compensation for your injuries. If you were hurt or a loved one died in a motorcycle accident that may have been caused by another driver’s negligence, please contact us for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents can be especially devastating because they can leave victims injured, facing astronomical medical bills, and feeling like they have nowhere to turn. Although recovering damages in these cases can be challenging, there are options, and the Kiley Law Group is here to help.Hit-and-run accident victims need experienced legal representation to investigate the crash and pursue all possible avenues for compensation. Our attorneys have successfully represented a number of hit-and-run accident victims, and we can guide you through this difficult time, allowing you and your family to focus on regaining your quality of life. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Most motorcyclists learn early in their riding careers that intersections are among the most dangerous places, and one of the most common sites for motorcycle accidents. Riders are understandably cautious when approaching intersections, especially when the lights are about to change. In densely populated areas like Boston, however, drivers often run red lights, and this is the most common cause of intersection accidents.Drivers who run red lights or fail to properly yield the right-of-way in intersections can be held liable for the damages they cause. Making matters worse is the fact that riders are often struck from the side in these accidents, which can lead to severe or catastrophic injuries. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s a good idea to talk to an attorney as soon as possible; time is of the essence in investigating your claim, and you have a limited window of opportunity known as a statute of limitations to seek damages. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have seen the devastation rear-end motorcycle accidents can cause, and we understand the support victims need to get their lives back on track. Rear-end accidents are almost always the fault of the driver who struck the fore vehicle from behind. Because of the limited protection motorcyclists have, they are especially vulnerable to severe injuries in rear-end collisions.The injuries suffered in rear-end accidents can incur enormous medical expenses and long-term rehabilitation. We understand the costs associated with these injuries, and our attorneys can fight for the financial security you need while allowing you to focus on restoring your life. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Accidents involving a single motorcycle can still result in severe injuries and significant property damage, and they are not always the fault of the rider. Single motorcycle accidents may be caused by the negligent actions of another driver who escapes unscathed, defective motorcycle parts, or inadequate warnings of road hazards.If you or a loved one was hurt in a single motorcycle accident that was not due to operator error, please contact the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group for a free consultation. We can discuss the circumstances of your crash and help you understand your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

A sideswipe accident occurs when the side of one vehicle strikes the side of another, causing one or both vehicles to lose control. Because motorcycle riders are exposed, these injuries often result in severe injuries or death. Sideswipe accidents are a particular risk when a vehicle is changing lanes or merging, or the driver is distracted by texting or something else.The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have more than 30 years of experience representing accident injury victims, and we have recovered more than $300 million for our clients. As motorcycle enthusiasts, we understand that riders can face an uphill battle in gaining fair compensation for their injuries. If you were hurt in a motorcycle wreck caused by another’s negligence, please contact us today for a no-cost consultation. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

The sad truth is that accidents involving motorcycles result in a higher rate of fatalities than collisions involving passenger vehicles, and the victims are most often motorcyclists. When the accident was caused by a negligent driver, a victim’s family can be left facing medical and funeral expenses, as well as lost income and other damages.Our attorneys understand that no amount of compensation can make up for your loss, but we can help you recover the financial security you and your family need to move forward with your loves. Damages in wrongful death cases can include money for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of benefits, and loss of companionship. Please contact us for a free consultation with one of our accomplished lawyers. Back To Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Massachusetts has specific regulations related to motorcycle brakes, mufflers, horns, lights, warning systems and other equipment. The state also has strict helmet laws that require every motorcycle operator and passenger to wear protective head gear.Massachusetts additionally requires motorcyclists to carry compulsory liability insurance, and to have their bikes inspected annually. Following the rules of the road and adhering to state motorcycle regulations can help protect your ability to seek compensation in the event of an accident. Back To Accident Resources

For a list of respected motorcycle repair shops in the Boston area and beyond, please see our Local Repair Shops page. Back To Accident Resources

The concept of Loud Pipes Save Lives is controversial for bikers and non-motorcyclists alike. Many people believe it is a marketing ploy by motorcycle accessory manufacturers, and some consider it noise pollution. But the truth is that most passenger vehicle drivers in motorcycle crashes claim they never say the motorcycle.Loud pipes help bikers overcome this visibility obstacle by letting other vehicles on the road know they’re there. The goal of Loud Pipes Save Lives is improved safety and awareness of motorcycles, which is done by literally giving the motorcycles a voice on the road.Back To Accident Resources

Motorcycle accidents injure or kill nearly 100,000 people each year, and unfortunately, that number is on the rise. In roughly two-thirds of these accidents, the fault lies with the drivers of passenger vehicles, who are negligent in checking for the presence of riders or otherwise fail to see the motorcycles. Due to the comparatively limited protections of motorcyclists, the injuries suffered by riders in these accidents can be severe, with lengthy recoveries and overwhelming medical costs.

Whether you drive a car or motorcycle, it is of the utmost importance that we all do what we can to create a safe environment for those on the road. Sharing the road can help to prevent accidents and decrease the injuries and fatalities that occur due to the recklessness of drivers. Here are some tips for car drivers and motorcyclists:

For Car Drivers

Check all mirrors and blind spots to locate any motorcycles on the road, especially when changing lanes and at intersections, keeping in mind that they may be closer to your vehicle than they appear.

Don’t follow too closely! Motorcycles can slow down without activating their break light, so allow at least three to four seconds of following distance.

Take a moment to observe and understand the motorcycle and driver: most motorcyclists adjust their position within a lane to avoid adverse wind or road debris. Also, if you notice a lingering turn signal, don’t be alarmed; the driver may have forgotten to manually turn it off.

For Motorcyclists

Dress for visibility and safety.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation created the SEE system for road safety: Search, Evaluate and Execute. Use this method to assess road conditions and look for potential threats.

Know the ins and outs of the vehicle and evaluate the vehicle each time you take it out on the road.

Follow the law and the behaviors of cars on the road.

Although statistics are of little comfort to accident victims and their families, they can be helpful for helping us understand the scope of accidents at the local, state and national levels. They can help us address the causes of accidents and improve safety measures, and help us direct resources appropriately to prevention.According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
Motorcycle accidents result in more than 85,000 injuries and 4,000 fatalities annually
Motorcyclists and their passengers are 25 times more likely to die in an accident than passenger vehicle occupants
Head injuries are the leading cause of death in all fatal motorcycle accidents
Riders who don’t wear a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury than those who wear helmets
More than 40 percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve a passenger vehicle turning left while the motorcyclist was traveling straight
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