Boston Floor Collapse Accidents Attorneys
Employers who decide to take cost-cutting measures can end up making decisions that greatly endanger the lives of their workers. Sometimes builders, general contractors, and employers will take cost cutting measures by using inferior quality material or by bypassing mandatory safety measures that are required by OSHA. Such actions can create hazardous working conditions or result in the construction of buildings that are not structurally sound.
This cost-cutting can result in floors that are not properly supported and prone to collapse which can cause fatal injuries to workers or future tenants. If you are a worker who has been injured in a floor collapse accident, you should not hesitate to contact our injury attorneys who can help create a strong legal strategy to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Common Causes of Floor Collapse Accidents
When floors are not properly supported, collapses can occur that not only injure workers standing on or below the surface that gives way, but also anyone who is in the vicinity of the collapse. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Floors that are heavier than supports: A large number of floor collapses occur shortly after a concrete floor is poured. Collapses occur when the weight of the concrete is greater than the floor supports can handle.
- Insufficient supports during floor construction: To save money, contractors sometimes fail to make sure that temporary supports safely hold the weight of the floor they are constructing.
- When these temporary supports fail to hold up a floor, collapses occur that can endanger the lives of workers.
- Lack of safety equipment: A large number of injuries that workers experience due to floor collapses are capable of being prevented through the use of appropriate safety equipment, including harnesses. Many employers, however, fail to provide workers with safety equipment, which greatly increases the chances of serious injury.
- Shoddy temporary Flooring: One of the most dangerous types of floors are temporary ones which are only constructed to give workers access to other areas of a construction site.
Contact a Floor Collapse Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a floor collapse accident, it is critical to keep detailed records of what happened that day. It is also a wise idea to receive medical treatment even if you do not believe that you have been injured. In many situations, it is also a wise idea to contact an experienced injury lawyer. Contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation, during which time we will begin to collect information about your case and advise you on your various legal options. We have helped many people who have been in similar situations and we know what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case.
Our construction accident 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.