Nashua Construction Accident Lawyer
Seeking Compensation for the Injured in Nashua, Manchester, Concord & Beyond
Construction sites are notorious for being dangerous environments for workers or visitors. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,764 individuals were killed while on the job in 2020 with close to half of all workplace fatalities involving those in construction, transportation, and material moving occupations.
Because of the heavy equipment, power tools, heights, falling debris, and a constantly changing environment, construction workers are more at risk for accidents and injuries than workers in other occupations. These accidents can result in serious or catastrophic injuries or even death for workers.
If you or a loved one working in construction has been injured on the job, the Office of Attorney Mark Rufo can help you get compensation for your injuries. In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to compensation through a third-party claim against a contractor or another party who contributed to the accident.
We can review the facts and circumstances of your case to determine all parties that may have been responsible for or who may have contributed to your injuries and assess your options. Our firm provides you with a free consultation and works on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Construction Accident Cases in New Hampshire
At the Office of Attorney Mark Rufo, we help injured workers in New Hampshire seek workers’ compensation benefits. These are needed to make up for time away from work, cover medical expenses, and recover from your injuries so that you can get back to work.
Our firm handles injury law claims exclusively. We understand the state and federal laws on workers’ compensation, defective products, such as machinery, premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death. When handling your case, we will investigate all possible options for getting you maximum compensation.
Common construction accidents we see involve:
- Faulty or malfunctioning machinery and equipment
- Falling objects or “struck-by” incidents
- Defective forklifts
- Defective scaffolding
- Defective cranes
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic exposure
- Collapses of trenches, scaffolding, or structures
- Accidents involving construction vehicles or equipment
To mitigate these risks, employers need to provide adequate training and safety equipment and adhere to standard safety regulations. However, in many cases, safety is sacrificed for expediency or profit, leaving workers exposed to various risks.
When injured in a construction accident, you don’t need to try to handle your workers’ compensation claim or other personal injury claim on your own. We will see that you are treated fairly by the insurance company and any other parties.
Third-Party Claims in Construction Accident Injuries
Third-party liability in construction site accidents refers to situations where someone other than your direct employer or coworker is responsible for an injury. In these cases, a third-party claim can be filed for compensation.
Third parties who might be held liable in construction site accidents can include:
- Equipment Manufacturers: If a piece of equipment or machinery is found to be defective or unsafe and this leads to an accident, the manufacturer of the equipment could be held liable.
- Subcontractors: Construction projects often involve multiple subcontractors working together. If a worker is injured due to the negligence of a subcontractor or their employees, that subcontractor could potentially be held accountable.
- Property Owners: The owner of the property where the construction is taking place can also be held liable if they fail to disclose information about potential hazards that lead to an accident.
- Architects and Engineers: If a design flaw or engineering error contributes to an accident, the professionals responsible for those plans could be held liable.
- Delivery Companies: Accidents can occur due to the actions of delivery personnel bringing materials to the site, making the delivery company potentially liable.
- Maintenance Companies: If a worker is injured due to poorly maintained machinery or equipment, the company responsible for maintenance could be held accountable.
The specific circumstances surrounding each accident will dictate who can be held liable. Our firm will conduct a full investigation into your accident to determine those that may be held accountable.
Put Proven Professionals on Your Side
In the wake of a construction accident and injuries, you are left to handle your workers’ compensation claim or other personal injury claim on your own. This is far from ideal. Dealing with government agencies like the Workers’ Compensation Division of New Hampshire’s Department of Labor can be frustrating and tedious, especially when you need to concentrate on recovering your health.
Having to handle a personal injury claim through an insurance company is equally difficult. Insurers do everything they can to avoid liability in paying out claims. By putting a seasoned lawyer on your side, your chances of a fair and just settlement are significantly enhanced.
From our Nashua law office, we work with construction workers, contractors, subcontractors, and others injured on the job. We also represent innocent passersby involved in construction-related accidents. We urge you to call our office to set up your appointment to speak with Attorney Mark Rufo and get answers to your questions. You can’t lose by making the call.
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How much is my case worth?Every case is unique, and how much compensation you are eligible to receive depends on what evidence we can gather — so we can’t guarantee a certain amount. We can guarantee, however, that we will fight for every last penny you are entitled to for your medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Why can’t I just accept the insurance company’s offer?Insurance companies make their money cheating you. Claims agents are trained to get you to agree to the lowest possible amount, so the company can continue to maximize its profit. The only way to look out for your best interests and ensure that you receive fair compensation is to seek counsel from an attorney who is experienced in standing up to these insurance companies.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?Personal injury lawyers do not cost anything upfront. In fact, we get paid only when you do — and we receive only a percentage of the compensation we secure for you. This means that not only can you afford high-quality representation, but you know we will be fighting for the maximum possible recovery, because our own pay depends on it, too.