While workplace injuries can happen with any job in Massachusetts, jobs are more inherently dangerous than others. One that places workers at risk, no matter their caution and vigilance, is construction work. Because these jobs can leave workers so prone to injury, it is imperative that those who suffer injuries in a construction accident understand their rights to seek workers’ compensation and perhaps, consider a legal filing for their injuries.
An accident at a construction site where a casino is being built sent a worker to the hospital. The accident occurred at around 7:15 a.m., not long after the man began his shift. In the incident, he fell down an elevator shaft. When the man was found, he was said to be awake and alert. He was taken to the hospital. It is not known how he fell down the shaft. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2019. This is reportedly the first serious accident on the site.
There are multiple factors that can contribute to a construction site accident. Workers are often working at great heights, manipulating large pieces of equipment, handling dangerous tools and more. There is a chance of falling, being hit by a vehicle, injured by a defective tool and harmed by negligence or recklessness by a worker or the company.
Workers’ compensation is in place to help those who are injured and unable to work. In some cases, however, the company will try to avoid paying the worker or another problem can come up. Having a lawyer is essential to get all the workers’ compensation benefits available.
While this case is still being examined, the worker and his family must remember his rights. A lawyer can be of assistance with their workers’ compensation claim and another other subsequent legal filing.
Source: New England Cable News, “Construction Worker Injured in Fall Down Elevator Shaft at Wynn Boston Harbor,” Melissa Buja, Jan. 2, 2018