Construction site accidents result in some of the most serious injuries handled by a personal injury attorney. These cases require extensive knowledge of Massachusetts liability law and skill in analyzing complex business relationships between contractors, subcontractors and employees.
In construction site accident cases, our attorneys evaluate construction contracts and the Massachusetts and federal safety codes which regulate work sites. When necessary, our lawyers hire appropriate experts to prove liability.
Often, our attorneys coordinate a construction site injury claim with our client's separate Massachusetts worker's compensation claim. In fact, it is most often in the injured person's best interest to have the same firm handle both of these different, but interrelated, claims.
Our seasoned lawyers prepare these cases for mediation, settlement, and, when necessary, trial. Call (800) 785 - 5399.
First and foremost, you should call the police immediately. Obviously, if you or a passenger have sustained personal injury, obtain emergency medical assistance. You must report a hit and run accident to your own insurance company within 24 hours in order to preserve your right to coverage.
A lien is the legal right to repayment. Liens are established in motor vehicle cases in a few different ways. First, some medical providers establish liens to protect their right to the payment of outstanding medical bills from the settlement of a personal injury case. Second, personal health insurance companies establish liens to allow them to be reimbursed for any payments made for medical treatment in a motor vehicle accident case. Third, certain public benefits paid to motor vehicle accident victims may be recovered through liens. In all cases, Massachusetts law establishes procedures and rights of lien holders. If applicable, a lien reduces the amount of damages an accident victim receives.
In this set of circumstances, your work related injuries are compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. At the same time, you may have a right against a negligent motor vehicle operator as well. The interrelationship between a workers' compensation case and a personal injury claim is always complicated. You must be careful, as you will be dealing with at least two different insurance companies and their claims personnel. As has been said, you shouldn't go it alone.