Avoid Discussing or Posting About Your Accident
It’s best to minimize discussions or social media posts about your construction site accident if you’ve been injured. Even if you are certain that the injury was another party’s fault and the accident was unavoidable, these details may come into play later on in the claims process. Stick to only discussing your case with legal advisors.
In addition, don’t post anything on social media. The insurance company may attempt use such postings against you in an effort to reduce your settlement amount.
Meet With a Massachusetts Construction Site Accident Attorney
While the workers’ compensation system is designed to protect injured employees, navigating it can be difficult and time-consuming. An experienced Massachusetts construction accident attorney can help you understand your legal rights and determine the best course of action.
Along with helping you file a claim for benefits, they may also be able to advise on whether seeking other types of financial recovery, such as a personal injury lawsuit or third-party liability claim, is appropriate in your situation.
Often, construction site accidents are the result of someone’s negligence. Examples of negligent parties who may be liable when an accident occurs at a construction site include:
The owner of the construction site
The general contractor
Maintenance or repair companies
Architects and engineers involved in the project
A qualified lawyer can review your case to determine if filing a third-party claim against a negligent party is an option. This is valuable, as workers’ compensation in Massachusetts may not cover all your losses/damages resulting from an accident.
In Massachusetts, workers’ compensation provides coverage for:
Disfigurement and scarring
Typically, workers’ compensation doesn’t provide compensation for such damages as:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit can provide additional financial recovery for these types of losses. A skilled construction site accident attorney can help you understand your options and decide the best course of action for seeking compensation after a work-related accident in Massachusetts.
Contact a Massachusetts Construction Site Accident Attorney Today
Our legal team at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., has extensive experience handling complex construction site accident claims throughout Massachusetts. We can review the full scope of your case and develop an effective strategy to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. This gives you the freedom to focus on your recovery in the aftermath of an accident. Call us today at (800) 545-3732 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.