Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involve construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has potential to turn into a slip or a fall. The Springfield work injury lawyers at Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic work hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the compensation they need to move on.
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions and workers getting caught or stuck in-between surfaces. The firm’s attorneys work to get injured workers and their families justice regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on Massachusetts work sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, the firm’s attorneys will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim against a negligent party.
Workers’ compensation is the standard way for injured workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid. Although it applies slightly differently in each state, it generally works by covering medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured. It is available to those who have been injured on the job and is generally the only way workers can bring a claim against their employers for injuries. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that a worker can recover whether their employer was negligent or not. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. The firm’s Springfield workman’s comp attorneys strive to get injured construction workers medical care and the benefits they are entitled to under Massachusetts law.
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. The lawyers at Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic will work with you to bring a negligence claim so that you can stop worrying about how you will pay for medical care.
When a construction accident is fatal, the firm’s caring attorneys help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation.
At Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic, they provide dedicated and compassionate representation to injured construction workers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, the firm’s Springfield attorneys can help. Call 413-301-9124 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation.
"I was rendered totally disabled because of a car accident while my car was parked. The other driver’s insurance company has admitted that its insured was at fault but has refused to offer a fair settlement. Attorney Resnic has been aggressive in suing the insurance company for bad faith handling of my claim and is seeking three times my damages plus attorneys’ fees and costs. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, this is the guy. " - TD
"Attorney Harold Resnic is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and well-respected. He settled my Workers’ Compensation case for $350,000 when the employer disputed the fact that I even had an accident. He is now suing the people responsible for my injuries so that I can collect damages for my pain and Suffering." - LD
"I was seriously hurt in a fall on snow and ice in my employer’s parking lot. Attorney Resnic got me a generous settlement for the Workers’ Compensation claim and for my claim against the building owner and maintenance company for pain and suffering. I highly recommend Attorney Harold Resnic." - DG