Massachusetts Demolition Accidents Lawyers
Demolition is an important part of the construction industry, but it is also very dangerous. When demolition injuries occur, workers usually end up facing serious life-altering injuries. Employers and general contractors are responsible for ensuring that demolition work is performed in a safe work environment and that crews are using correct equipment and procedures. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, it makes sense to obtain the assistance of an experienced demolition accident attorney that has the will and resources to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Common Examples of Demolition Accidents
Most workers that are harmed in demolition accidents sustain injuries a variety of different ways. Most demolition accidents involve activities or scenarios that include:
- Bracing and shoring tools that fail to work properly
- Explosions accidents
- Falling Tools
- Falls from ladders or scaffolding
Each of these types of accidents can result in victims facing injuries that impact the rest of their lives. If a worker was killed as the result of one of these accidents, our legal counsel can help the deceased person’s surviving family members pursue compensation. While compensation will not replace the loss of a loved one, it can help provide relief for future lost wages and pay for the various unexpected bills and expenses.
Injuries Due to Demolition Accidents
When demolition accidents happen, workers can end up facing a variety of injuries. Some of the most common injuries that result from demolition accidents include the following:
- Brain and neck injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
Steps to Take to Avoid Demolition Accidents
Demolition accidents present a significant risk of life-changing injuries and fatalities. While they will not completely eliminate the risk of injury, there are some mandatory safety precautions that employers must take to greatly which will greatly reduce the risk of demolition accidents and injuries. These include:
- Ensuring that damaged walls and floors are braced or shored up
- Beginning the demolition process with exterior walls at the top of a building
- Not permitting workers to enter an area where collapse hazards are present
- Inspecting ladders and stairways before use
- Making sure all equipment is inspected before use
- Properly training workers about proper demolition procedures and processes
- Utilizing lighting to provide adequate visibility
- Providing proper safety equipment
Contact an Experienced Demolition Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a demolition accident, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer. Our Work Accident Attorneys have helped many people who have been injured due to someone’s negligence. We know what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner. Contact our law office today to schedule an initial free case evaluation.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case.
Our worker’s injury lawyers assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts including, but not limited to, those in the following counties, cities and towns: Plymouth County, Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Westport, Dartmouth, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Hyannis, Falmouth, Barnstable and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury.