Working in construction can put someone at risk of being injured in an on-the-job accident. Statistics indicate construction is among the most hazardous industries in which to work.
If you’re a Massachusetts construction worker, you will hopefully never be injured while performing your duties. You must simply be aware that you can seek compensation for your medical bills and other such losses if this does happen.
Have you been injured in a construction accident in the Milton, MA area? Contact a Milton construction accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. if so. Our personal injury team will help you pursue the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible.
Because construction sites may be home to a variety of hazards, construction accidents can take a variety of forms. The following are just a few common examples:
These accidents can occur because someone was negligent. This can be a fellow construction worker, the designers or manufacturers of defective equipment, and other such parties.
Regardless of fault, it is not necessary to prove an accident was the result of negligence for a construction worker to seek compensation after an accident. This is because the vast majority of construction accidents occur when a victim is working. Thus, they can recover workers’ compensation benefits, even if an accident was a random occurrence for which no one is to blame.
That said, workers’ compensation doesn’t always provide the full amount of compensation that may be necessary to make up for all of a victim’s losses. In this scenario, if an accident was caused by a negligent party, it may be possible to seek additional compensation by filing a separate third-party claim or lawsuit. Our team of Milton construction accident attorneys will review your case to determine all proper means of seeking compensation.
You need to focus on your recovery after being involved in a construction accident. You don’t want to have to spend time filing paperwork and coordinating with insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve. Our Milton construction accident lawyers can handle these tasks on your behalf.
More importantly, we are prepared to negotiate aggressively with the insurance company. Insurers often look for reasons to deny workers’ compensation claims, such as suggesting that an employee was not participating in their work duties when their accident occurred. Even if they can’t deny a claim, an insurer will still try to get you to accept less compensation than you may deserve.
This doesn’t need to happen. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our attorneys have a proven track record of helping victims like yourself arrive at appropriate settlements with stubborn insurance companies. To learn more about how we can help you recover compensation, contact us online to schedule your free consultation.