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Construction Accidents

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The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Sousa and Sousa have specialized in Construction Accidents for over 28 years. The construction field is one of the most dangerous in the United States, and one in which many citizens work in. A claim can be made when injuries occur to construction workers, bystanders and even pedestrians or motorists.

The Construction work site is a place where serious accidents can occur, sometimes causing blindness, permanent disability, head injuries, broken bones, loss of limbs, amputation, pain and suffering, and more. Sousa and Sousa are experts when it comes to Massachusetts construction accidents. Our lawyers have the experience needed to combat the high paid attorneys that large construction corporations employ. Often the medical bills are very high and you will not be physically able to work resulting in lost wages. Your employer's worker's compensation insurance may provide some relief by paying your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, worker's compensation does not compensate you for pain and suffering. Sousa and Sousa can bring a third-party claim against the negligent party to get you compensation for your pain and suffering. You need an attorney to advise you on how you can be fairly compensated.

Our staff will work diligently to investigate your case and find all possibilities where you can recover monetary compensation. We will call upon the best construction accident experts to see if there are any other parties besides your employer that are responsible for your accident who we can bring a third-party claim against.

Our law firm has plenty of experience regarding the safety regulations mandated by Massachusetts and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). We will find out if any of these regulations were violated at the time of your accident and by whom.

All states have different statute of limitations rules that determines when a lawsuit must be filed. In Massachusetts the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is 3 years from the time of the accident. Therefore, you need an attorney that is experienced that knows what moves to make and when to make them in order to be successful. We have been through this hundreds of times.

Our clients include:

Electricians, Plumbers, Masons, Sheet Metal Workers, Crane Operators, Carpenters, Laborers, Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operators, Painters, Welders and any other construction trades. We service most Massachusetts towns/cities including Brockton, Easton, and Taunton where our office is located.

Some Causes of accidents on Massachusetts Construction sites:
  • Poorly Maintained or Defective Equipment
  • Faulty Building Materials
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Safety defects on the roads or highways
  • Anchor bolt malfunction
  • Damaged scaffolding or staging
  • Poorly made footings and holes
  • Cranes
  • Ladders
  • Electricity
  • Fires, Burns and explosions
  • Debris on the ground
  • Slips and Falls
  • Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals (especially asbestos)
  • Forklift or Heavy Equipment Accidents
  • Lack of Proper Training/ Inexperienced Personnel
  • Not following State and Federal Regulations
  • Inadequate or Damaged Safety Gear
  • Ceiling tile and wall tile failures causing falling materials
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Safety code and OSHA infractions
  • Improper site design or inspection
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falling materials causing brain damage or other injuries
  • Electrical accidents causing burns and amputations
  • Wall and roof collapses
  • Roofing
  • Forklifts
  • Shoring accidents
  • Excavation
  • Construction debris on stairs or work areas
  • Improperly stored materials
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Unguarded trenches or platforms
  • Drowning accidents
  • Defective or worn ropes or cables
  • Open pits or trenches
  • Faulty stairs
  • Electric shock
  • Welding
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Dust and fumes
  • Burns
  • Material lift injuries
  • Eye injuries from flying debris
  • Electrocution and electrical accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Unprotected holes
  • Toxic fumes
  • Falls from unprotected roofs
  • Dropped loads from trucks or cranes
  • Pedestrian construction accidents
  • Brazing Accidents
  • Supervisor Negligence
  • Punch Press Malfunctions
  • Dumpster Accidents
  • Compressor Accidents
  • Unguarded Platforms

For a free consultation call our Brockton/Easton office at 508-230-5300 or contact us online.