There can be a variety of hazardous equipment conditions and unsafe working environments on a construction site. Work-related injuries at construction sites are extremely common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting over 150,000 each year. In 2014 crashes involving vehicles on public roadways were the leading cause of work-related fatalities, accounting for 23 percent of all workplace fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If the construction company is not properly following all regulations, inspections and safety protocols, an injured worker may suffer a catastrophic injury, leading to a personal injury claim against a negligent contractor or other third party, in addition to workers’ compensation claims involving the employer.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction site accident or workplace accident, contact an injury lawyer at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Call our Boston, Massachusetts office at (617) 742-1900, or toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.