Boston Construction Accident Lawyer

Finkelstein & Partners LLP – Boston Office
15 Court Square #800a,
Boston, MA 02108

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Like many cities, Boston relies on construction workers to help keep buildings throughout the area safe and updated while ensuring the area can continue to grow. Construction sites, however, can provide a wealth of potential dangers, from heavy equipment to electrical hazards, dangerous chemicals, and more.

Did you suffer injuries in a construction accident on a Boston work site? Finkelstein & Partners can help you learn more about your right to compensation, including the best way to present your claim and seek the total compensation you may deserve. Contact Finkelstein & Partners at 877-731-4914 to discuss your right to compensation after a construction accident with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Boston Construction Accident Guide

Boston Construction Accident Injuries? Finkelstein & Partners Can Help

Construction accident injuries can change your life, whether you fall from a roof because you did not have adequate safety equipment or suffered electrocution injuries because someone forgot to cut the power to an area where you needed to work. At Finkelstein & Partners, we have extensive experience working with accident victims and the challenges they may face throughout recovery. We aim to help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover for their injuries.

Our past results include:

  • $28.3 million after a construction worker suffered severe injuries on a job site
  • $7.5 million after a construction company failed to use a spotter, resulting in severe injuries to the flagger below
  • $3.77 million when a construction worker suffered injuries in a fall

These past results do not guarantee the results of your claim. However, you can feel confident that Finkelstein & Partners will help support you as you navigate the claim process after a Boston construction accident.

Stay Informed About the Details

When you suffer severe injuries in a construction accident, you need to stay on top of the details associated with your claim. At Finkelstein & Partners, we provide secure access to an online portal that contains all the details about your claim. As a result, you will have access to all the same information we have about your claim, which may make it easier for you to keep up with any changing factors.

Get the Support You Need

At Finkelstein & Partners, we understand the trauma of a severe construction accident and the resulting injuries. All too often, construction accident injuries can be life-changing. You need comprehensive legal support that provides compassionate advice regarding all the difficulties you may face as you pursue compensation for those injuries. Our attorneys provide that small-firm touch as we work with our clients to ensure that they can maximize the results of their claims.

Pay When We Win

You will not have to pay for our legal services if we cannot recover damages for your injuries. At Finkelstein & Partners, we believe that finances should not serve as a barrier to the full legal support you need following severe injuries. We work with our clients on a contingent fee basis, which means you will not have to pay attorney’s fees until we recover damages after your accident.

Did you suffer injuries in a Boston construction accident? Do not leave your claim to chance. Contact Finkelstein & Partners today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you maximize the results of your construction accident claim.

Compensation After a Boston Construction Accident: What Should You Expect?

When you suffer injuries in a Boston construction accident, finding out how much compensation you can recover may top your list of questions. You need that compensation to help cover the cost of your medical expenses and to make it easier for you to figure out the other details of your life moving forward.

At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you take a closer look at the compensation you reasonably deserve for construction accident injuries.

Your actual compensation may depend on:

  • Did you work on the construction site where your injuries occurred? If so, you may want to file a workers’ compensation claim to help you pursue help with your medical bills and a percentage of your income after a construction accident.
  • Who caused the accident? Construction sites often involve a complex array of people, machinery, and potential hazards. Many companies may work on the job site at any given time. They may all have different insurance policies and requirements.
  • What injuries did you sustain? Construction accidents often involve complicated injuries, which may mean high medical bills and a long road to recovery at Boston Medical Center or Massachusetts General Hospital.

At Finkelstein & Partners, we will help you determine what compensation you deserve based on the damages you sustained in the accident and how you can put your claim together.

Compensation in a Workers’ Comp Claim After a Construction Accident

Workers’ compensation kicks in any time you suffer work-related injuries, regardless of who caused the accident.

In a workers’ comp claim, you will generally receive:

  • About 2/3 of your wages during your recovery period
  • Payment of all your medical expenses while you recover from your injuries

If you have trouble getting workers’ comp to pay the compensation you deserve, contact Finkelstein & Partners so we can help go to bat on your behalf.

Compensation in Personal Injury Claims After a Boston Construction Accident

If you need to file an injury claim after a Boston construction accident, you can include compensation for the damages you sustained because of your construction accident.

Common damages include:

  • Medical costs for any injuries you sustained during your construction accident.
  • Income losses, including lost income because you could not go back to work after your accident or lost earning potential if your construction accident permanently prevents you from working in your industry.
  • Pain and suffering.

At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you take a comprehensive look at all damages you sustained because of your construction accident and help you include them as part of your injury claim.

Boston Construction Accidents: What You Need to Know

Did you suffer injuries in a construction accident in Boston? According to the Massachusetts statute of limitations, you have until three years after the accident to file a construction accident claim.

Construction workers have more devastating or fatal injuries than any other profession. For example, 86 construction workers died on the job in Massachusetts over five years—37 of those workers fell to their deaths.

Massachusetts may not have an adequate number of safety inspectors to help protect construction workers or oversee construction sites. With only around 38 OSHA inspectors in Massachusetts, many job sites go uninspected.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Construction accidents often cause devastating injuries with lifelong consequences to the victim.

Common injuries include:

  • Head trauma, including traumatic brain injury
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Burns, including chemical burns
  • Broken bones

Whenever you suffer an injury on a construction site, a lawyer can help you learn more about your right to compensation.

How Do Construction Site Injuries Occur in Boston?

Construction site injuries abound due to the many hazards on the construction site.

  • Falls pose the greatest danger, particularly if construction workers do not have adequate safety equipment.
  • Heavy equipment can provide a substantial crushing risk, especially if improperly used.
  • Power tools and heavy construction equipment may increase the risk of amputation injuries.

After an Accident on a Boston Construction Site: How to Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

If you suffered an accident on a Boston construction site, you might find yourself fighting for the compensation you deserve. Workers’ comp may make you fight for all the medical treatments you need if you suffer workplace injuries. If you sustained injuries while visiting a construction site, you might have to fight with the insurance company to get reasonable compensation.

Fortunately, you can take several steps to help protect your ability to recover compensation after a construction accident.

  • Get a copy of your company’s accident report and ensure it accurately reflects what happened.
  • Document your recovery: your injuries, the steps you have taken to recover, and your medical bills.
  • Bring in a lawyer to help with your claim as soon as possible.

When you have severe injuries from a construction accident, you need a lawyer on your side who understands how to deal with the insurance company and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. At Finkelstein & Partners, we have extensive experience helping accident victims throughout the Boston area pursue the compensation they deserve. We continue to help our clients in their fight for compensation.

FAQs About Boston Construction Accidents

Can I file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim after a construction accident in Boston?

Filing a workers’ comp and personal injury claim can quickly grow complicated. You can file a workers’ comp claim whenever you suffer injuries on the job, including construction site injuries caused by another party’s negligence. When another party’s negligence causes your accident, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim.

You may have the right to file an injury claim if:

  • Your employer committed a direct act of negligence that led to your accident, including failing to provide adequate safety equipment or ignoring mandatory safety precautions.
  • You suffered severe injuries due to another party’s negligence on the construction site, including a subcontractor.
  • You suffered injuries because of an equipment malfunction.

Talk to a lawyer to determine whether you should file a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim after an accident on a construction site and whether you may file a claim for both. In some cases, workers’ comp can seek compensation from your personal injury claim for the funds paid out to you during your recovery, so you may need to determine which type of claim makes the most sense for your needs.

What is the difference between a workers’ comp claim and a personal injury claim?

A workers’ comp claim offers compensation for any work injury. In contrast, a personal injury claim involves seeking compensation from an outside party that caused your accident.

You may note several key differences between a personal injury claim and a workers’ comp claim.

  • A workers’ comp claim will pay for your medical bills directly, while if you file a personal injury claim, you will generally pay your medical bills and use the funds from an injury claim to take care of those costs.
  • A workers’ comp claim offers payments over time, including payment for a percentage of your income during your recovery. A personal injury claim generally involves a one-time payment.
  • A personal injury claim usually offers a large lump sum payment that includes compensation for your pain and suffering. Workers’ comp payouts generally do not include compensation for your suffering.

At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you walk through your options for compensation after any construction site injury.

Who usually bears liability for injuries on a Boston construction site?

Which party bears liability for your injuries may depend on how the injury occurred, including who committed the error or act of negligence that led to your accident.

Liable parties may include:

  • The general contractor responsible for the job site
  • Subcontractors
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Vendors on the scene
  • The owner of the property

If you have questions about who likely bears liability for your accident, contact Finkelstein & Partners to discuss the specifics of your accident and how you can break down the compensation you may deserve.

Contact a Boston Construction Accident Lawyer After Your Accident

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Boston Construction Accident Lawyer, Andrew Finkelstein

If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you do not need to handle the complex process of dealing with the insurance company on your own. Instead, talk to our Boston construction accident lawyers about your injuries, your losses, and the compensation you may deserve. Contact Finkelstein & Partners today at (617) 580-3144 for your free consultation.