Construction Injuries and Accidents
Throughout the United States construction is one of the most dangerous occupations. Most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable. Serious and sometimes fatal accidents are often the result of unsafe work conditions. Massachusetts and Rhode Island construction accident attorney Timothy S. Ahearn is dedicated to pursuing compensation for those injured while working in the construction industry – whether due to the employer’s failure to maintain a safe work site for its employees, or a property owner or general contractor’s failure to follow the safety standards required to keep construction workers safe.
Every day, Attorney Timothy S. Ahearn fights large corporations, their lawyers and insurance companies to hold them accountable for our client’s injuries.
In doing so, we secure the compensation that is due under the law. State and federal law and regulations are often ignored which result in thousands of construction injuries a year. Leading causes of death for construction workers include falls, being struck by a falling object, electrocution and being caught in or between equipment. Ahearn Law has experience in handling all of these matters.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island law prevents an employee from filing a lawsuit against his or her employer under the “exclusive remedy” rule. However, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim there may be a lawsuit against a third party such as a general contractor or property owner to secure damages, such as pain and suffering, that are not available in a workers’ compensation claim.
After reporting your injury to your employer, and seeking medical attention, contact Ahearn Law for a free consultation. We are experienced, aggressive and professional. We will provide you with the advice and legal guidance you need to protect yourself and your family.