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