The construction industry employs millions of people, some of whom receive little or no training before entering a jobsite. Because of the physical nature of the work and the lack of experience of many workers, construction work is one of the most dangerous areas of employment. In fact, thousands of workers are hurt on the job every year.
Many construction injuries are the result of management’s failure to maintain a safe jobsite. Some of these injuries are the result of defective equipment. Other injuries are the result of carelessness or negligence on the part of a general contractor or subcontractor, by failing to properly inspect the jobsite, failing to provide safe machinery or tools, or failing to provide workers with adequate fall protection equipment.
If you have been involved in a construction site accident caused by these or other factors, a Massachusetts injury lawyer can help. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have represented countless clients injured in construction accidents. Contact us today to learn how a Boston injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. can assist you.
Taking Legal Action After Boston Construction Site Accidents
Safety is everyone’s job on the construction site, but ultimately, the safety of a construction worksite is the responsibility of the general contractor. This is especially true when a worker is performing work high off the ground, since serious injuries caused by falls off scaffolding are often preventable with the right safety measures.
Unsafe construction sites or falls from scaffolding can lead to wrongful deaths, as well as to catastrophic injuries. Serious injuries on a construction site can include, among others, head and back injuries caused by falls; electrocution injuries; crushing or asphyxiation caused by cave-ins; and/or injuries after being struck by a delivery vehicle or heavy equipment.
Types of Construction Site Injuries
While construction site injuries can occur at anytime and anywhere, some common examples of construction injuries include the following:
- SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE. Defective scaffolding accounts for numerous construction site injuries. Defective scaffolding may be due to defective design or improper assembly. The Boston injury lawyers at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. are committed to the pursuit of claims arising from defects that can cause serious and even catastrophic injuries.
- GAS EXPLOSIONS. Factors causing or contributing to gas explosions include improper gas line locations, faulty parts and equipment, and inadequate or negligent service and maintenance. Gas explosions can lead to burn injuries, other catastrophic damage or death.
- FIRE, EXPLOSION, AND ELECTROCUTION INJURIES. Fire and electrocution burns can cause devastating injuries that often lead to death or to severe, permanent disabilities. A burn victim and his or her entire family may suffer through long months of painful and costly medical procedures and rehabilitation in order to attempt to regain function.
Getting Help From a Massachusetts Injury Lawyer
At the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have been representing victims of construction accidents and industrial accidents for more than three decades. We have the background and experience you need to take on large construction companies and manufacturers whose negligence can lead to injuries and losses.
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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.