The industries of construction and transportation statistically have some of the highest risks for workers being injured on the job. In Boston and across the country, workers can become a victim of negligence if loads are improperly secured and they are injured by those loose loads. Workers are injured by loads when the cargo suddenly shifts position, or when objects on top of loads fall down. They can be hurt by getting knocked off aerial lifts when a heavy object or load shifts. Securing a load on a pallet, lift, platform or truck bed is essential for worker safety. There are any number of places where negligence can cause load shifts and worker injuries.
What to Do When Injured On the Job
If you have been injured on the job because a load was not properly secured, you should immediately call for a free consultation with our Boston personal injury and workers compensation attorneys. We have won maximum awards for many clients in the same situation, and we are ready to work hard to win your case. Of course, you should seek medical care for your injuries, but please do not speak with any insurance company representatives. If you do, you could easily jeopardize your ability to get fair workers compensation for all your injuries. Sometimes, with head or spine injuries, there are hidden problems that are not immediately diagnosed. When problems occur in the future, you may find that you have no means to pay for treatment. Contact our law office as soon as possible following your injury.
Next, we want to see any evidence, photos, witness information and other details you have about your accident and injuries. Include medical reports if possible. We will take it from there and you can relax and recover. We have expert witnesses ready to calculate potential future costs related to your injuries, including work loss due to disability and future medical expenses. These are complex issues that your attorney and his legal assistants are skilled at working out. It is in your best interest to obtain competent legal representation right away.
Negligence and Personal Injury
It is important to determine if negligent behavior was a cause of your injuries. When negligence causes an accident and someone is injured in that accident, the negligent party will be held responsible for damage claims. We will investigate to determine which parties may be responsible for your accident. If equipment has failed to protect you, it could be that something negligent occurred during production or installation of that equipment. If your company failed to enforce or use OSHA safety rules and workers are injured, they may be found negligent and held responsible for injuries that occur.
Our attorneys are ready to help you obtain justice and fair compensation for on the job injuries. You are not alone, and you do not need to fight these tough battles without an experienced advocate for your rights by your side. If you have been a victim of an unsecured load accident, call now for an initial consultation to discuss your case and possible legal actions. If you or someone you know has been injured by an unsecured load; contact John Sheehan at 877-762-9510 or through our contact form.