Throughout the country, millions of men and women go to work on construction sites every day. Though they are common, construction jobs are some of the most dangerous types of work. Construction workers are often placing their lives and personal safety in jeopardy in order to get the job done. There are safety measures and regulations that are designed to protect employees. Unfortunately, accidents do occur and can cause the untimely death of a construction worker.
Contact a Franklin fatal construction accident lawyer at Wood & Gresham, P.C., for a free initial consultation.
Types of Fatal Construction Accidents
Construction workers and other employees who conduct business on construction sites are exposed to dangerous environmental conditions and equipment every day. If defects exist or proper safety precautions are not taken, it may result in serious injuries or death. Common construction site accidents include:
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding collapse
- Falls from heights
- Forklift accident and other vehicle accidents
- Chemical exposure
Who Is Responsible?
After a construction accident death occurs, it may be difficult to determine who is actually at fault. Our Massachusetts firm is highly experienced in wrongful death cases, including wrongful deaths that occur on construction sites, and can work closely with surviving family members to ensure the negligent party is held responsible. It may be the employer's fault for not providing safety equipment, enforcing a safe work environment or OSHA violations. Defective equipment may have caused the death. Regardless of the cause, our attorneys launch a thorough investigation so we know who is responsible for compensating the family.
We understand that nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one. However, the loss may be better handled if justice and compensation can be obtained.
Contact Our Attleboro Construction Fall Injury Attorneys
Call 508-384-2008 to contact Wood & Gresham, P.C., in Wrentham, Massachusetts, to discuss your legal options if you or your family member has been injured or killed due to someone's negligence. We offer free consultations and can travel to meet you at your home. Let us use our unique experience to get the compensation you deserve. Our reputation often leads to favorable settlements for our clients.