Have you or a loved one been a victim to an industrial accident? Many industrial accidents can cause debilitating injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, severe burns, brain damage, paralysis and even death. Industrial accidents can occur in many different settings, including, but not limited to:
- Boiler explosions
- Refinery explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Natural Gas Explosions
- Scaffolding collapses
- Exposure to asbestos
- Explosions at Oil and Gas Refineries
- Accidents Caused by Defective Equipment
- Pipeline Collapse
- Toxic Chemical Exposure
It should be noted that a MA workers' compensation claim does not usually bar workplace injury or MA explosion lawsuits. For example, if a worker on a Boston construction site is injured after a gas line unexpectedly explodes, that worker is entitled to wage benefits and could also file a claim against the manufacturing company for a defective product. Industrial disasters are rarely accidental are generally caused by a string of reckless, negligent acts of the premises owner, contractor, or some other entity involved in the operations of the facility. Employers are obligated to take all reasonable measures to protect their employees against accidents and injuries. Employees of the facility operator may be able to recover against other contractors on the property, inspection services, and product manufacturers. In addition, employees may sue their employer for gross negligence Third-party lawsuits often result in a significantly larger award than the award available in the workers' compensation system.
In cases where an injured Massachusetts worker is employed illegally, that worker is still entitled to file a claim against their employer and any liable third parties. The worker's immigration status does not impact their eligibility for filing a workers' compensation or Massachusetts Industrial Accident claim. Their employer or involved third parties are still responsible for creating a safe work environment and safe products, as well as educating employees on wearing proper safety gear, following appropriate precautions, and otherwise preventing accidents. Our attorneys are sensitive in handling these types of cases, but we fight aggressively to advocate for our clients' rights.Greater Boston Industrial Accident Lawyers at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP
Industrial accident injuries can be very difficult for individuals and families to cope with. However, at Altman & Altman LLP, we have the tools to help you and your family put these tragedies behind you. Our firm has the resources and experience to provide experts to re-create accident scenes and medical experts to evaluate injuries. Furthermore, we have many experienced trial attorneys who can try your case if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached.
Our ultimate goal is to get you the compensation necessary to make you whole again after your accident. We do whatever we can to accommodate our many clients and our attorneys frequently make home visits if traveling is difficult for our clients.
Please call our office toll free and receive a free consultation if you have been in any type of accident. Finally, please remember that our clients pay no out of pocket expenses for these cases and payment is only provided if we win.