It is extremely important to exercise caution when working at a construction site. Construction sites are rife with hazards that can cause accidents. Additionally, studies often reveal that construction is among the most dangerous industries to work in in the United States.
If you’re a construction worker, you may already know this. You might also know that, even if you are responsible, taking all necessary measures to protect yourself and others at a job site, you can’t always prevent accidents from occurring. Sometimes accidents result from another party’s negligence. Sometimes they are simply random occurrences that could not have been foreseen.
In Massachusetts, when you’re injured in a work-related accident, you do not need to demonstrate that your accident was the result of negligence to recover compensation for your medical bills and other such losses. As long as you were genuinely injured on the job, you can file a claim to recover workers’ compensation benefits.
This does not mean that securing the compensation you deserve in these circumstances is a simple process. If you have been injured in a construction accident, strongly consider hiring a New Bedford construction accident lawyer to provide you with representation when you file a claim. At Colucci, Colucci, & Marcus, P.C., we have years of experience serving clients like yourself. Our personal injury expertise will play a critical role in optimizing your chances of settling for a fair payout.
Construction accidents occur in and around New Bedford for a number of potential reasons. Common types of construction accidents include:
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance companies have a history of failing to properly pay claimants what they are owed. Often, the initial reaction of an insurance company when a victim files a claim is to attempt to deny the claim by arguing that the accident in question did not occur when the victim was operating as an employee. A worker can only recover workers’ compensation benefits if their job if their accident was truly work-related.
This is one of many reasons it is wise to hire a New Bedford construction accident attorney when filing a claim. We will investigate your accident thoroughly to show that it did occur on-the-job. While you focus on your recovery, we will also negotiate aggressively with the insurance company, rejecting unreasonably low settlement offers.
Being involved in a construction accident can have a significant impact on your life. Our New Bedford construction accident lawyers at Colucci, Colucci, & Marcus, P.A., can make this experience somewhat easier by providing the expert legal representation you need. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online calling us at 617-917-3917 to schedule your free consultation.