Accidentes de Construcción

Los trabajos peligrosos se vuelven aún más importantes cuando la seguridad no es lo primero.

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Durante décadas, los abogados de lesiones personales de SUGARMAN han representado a innumerables trabajadores y sus familias por lesiones y muertes sufridas en accidentes en obras de construcción. De hecho, algunos de los primeros casos en Massachusetts que establecen el derecho de un trabajador a presentar una demanda contra un contratista negligente fueron presentados y ganados por los abogados de SUGARMAN. Esa tradición, y la dedicación de nuestros abogados a esos trabajadores, continúa hoy en día.

Los sitios de construcción residencial, comercial e industrial pueden ser algunos de los lugares más peligrosos para los trabajadores. Cuando ocurren accidentes en estos sitios, los trabajadores y sus familias no sólo sufren las consecuencias de la lesión, sino también la pérdida inmediata de ingresos y la incertidumbre que conlleva esa lesión. Cada trabajador herido en el trabajo con gusto retrocedería en el tiempo y borraría un accidente y su lesión. Sin embargo, una vez que ocurre un accidente, lo que se requiere es un enfoque constante en llevar alguna medida de seguridad e compensación al trabajador y a su familia. Eso es lo que los experimentados abogados de SUGARMAN aportan a estos casos.


Bringing a successful construction site injury case is more than just “putting in a claim.” Even simple construction sites can have multiple contractors, subcontractors, architects, owners’ representatives, and project managers. Each contractor has their own personnel, equipment, and responsibilities at the site. Important to note that each contractor has an insurance company keeping careful watch on accidents to make sure that injured workers recover as little as possible. When a construction accident occurs, several things happen seemingly at once. A workers’ compensation claim is begun, which can quickly fill the gap caused by a loss of income. In the meantime, multiple insurers and OSHA investigate, often with an eye towards blaming the worker or his immediate employer (who cannot be sued by the worker for negligence). During this critical time, mistakes can be made that can limit the worker’s right to recover. While it may appear obvious at first blush who is responsible for an accident at a construction site, legally speaking that determination can become quite complex.


Sorting this out requires not only a careful investigation of the facts but an understanding of the contracts, insurance agreements and state and federal regulations and codes that apply (and do not apply) to a given construction site. At SUGARMAN, the goal is for prompt and fair resolution of every construction site case. However, the best results come from a willingness to fully investigate, litigate and, if necessary, try the case in front of a jury. SUGARMAN’s accident lawyers bring their decades of experience to the complex relationships and insurance issues that surround nearly every construction site accident. Whenever their involvement begins, SUGARMAN lawyers know that swift action is required to maximize the worker’s chances of a successful recovery against the responsible party or parties. Our personal injury attorneys also collaborate with an injured tradesman's workers’ compensation counsel to maximize the total recovery to the injured worker. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, our attorneys stand ready to apply their expertise in this area of law for your case, beginning with a free consultation with one of our partners.