Construction sites are a constant presence in Worcester and around Massachusetts. While necessary for economic growth, these areas are filled with hazards that can cause serious injuries – and unfortunately, construction accidents occur frequently due to carelessness and negligence. If you are injured on a construction site, you have the right to seek compensation.
Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you were involved in a construction site accident, you’ve likely already encountered stressful and potentially devastating medical and financial issues. In the midst of the chaos, you may wonder, “Should I hire a personal injury lawyer?” Although the answer depends on your specific situation, it’s very likely that you could benefit from a lawyer’s expertise.
You Can Count on Ellis & Associates
A construction accident has the potential to disrupt your entire life. By hiring an attorney with experience in construction accidents, you will receive assistance filing a civil lawsuit, you will understand under what legal theories to bring the action, and you will have help filing a workers’ compensation claim (if applicable). Your attorney will help you recover losses resulting from the accident and reduce the amount of paperwork and hassle associated with your possible insurance claims. If you want to increase the likelihood of a justly resolved case, you need talented legal counsel on your side. With your attorney’s assistance, you can fight for the compensation you deserve from the responsible party.
Construction accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including all of the following:
- Failure to warn of hidden dangers present at the site
- Failure to develop and enforce appropriate site safety management plans
- Failure to give workers adequate training before equipping them with construction tools
- Failure to follow safety standards
In many instances, the cause of an accident is not apparent until an expert reviews the evidence, including witness accounts and relevant photographs. Sometimes a reconstruction expert will also need to reproduce the conditions that were present at the scene using the same or similar equipment. Fortunately for you, the attorneys at Ellis & Associates have experience working with many types of experts, including but not limited to engineers, safety consultants, and former contractors. Many cases involve complex reconstruction and knowledge of physics, regulations in the industry, and mechanical set-up and inspection. Our firm has employed experts who have sat on the boards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as published authors in the field of construction safety.
Are you ready to get started? Call Ellis & Associates at 800-MR-ELLIS so that we can begin determining your legal rights. Remember that we don’t get paid unless you do.