In Part One of my post on this subject, we discussed how dangerous and severe Massachusetts Construction Site Accidents can be.
Due to these realities, workers compensation payments alone for such catastrophic construction site accidents -which consist mostly of reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages – will often be inadequate to pay for such severe damages. The “silver lining” here is that with construction site accidents, more potentially liable parties than just the worker’s employer are involved: Just take a look at the next construction site you might walk by: There are multiple parties on a typical construction site – contractors and subcontractors – who could be potentially liable for a worker’s injuries or death: Heavy equipment providers like backhoes and bulldozers; crane manufacturers, electrical equipment manufacturers; explosive equipment manufacturers; girders, metal and pipe suppliers; protective equipment providers; the list goes on and on. Each of these entities have their own equipment, personnel and responsibilities at the site.
Who’s At Fault?