Lack of Safety Equipment on Construction Sites
Construction sites are incredibly dangerous due to a number of hazards, including heavy equipment, dangerous machinery, sharp objects, and heights, making safety precautions crucial at these work sites. Unfortunately, some employers, either carelessly or blatantly, disregard the safety of their employees by failing to provide them with proper safety equipment. When this is the case, workers can suffer serious injuries that can leave them with permanent disabilities, overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and in some cases, an inability to continue working.
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our Massachusetts construction accident lawyers want to help you if you’ve been injured because of a lack of safety equipment on a construction site. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for these accidents, and we want to help you pursue every available avenue for compensation.
Construction Safety Equipment
In order to maintain safety on a construction site, a number of pieces of equipment are necessary, including, but certainly not limited to:
- Hard hats
- Safety glasses or goggles
- Harnesses and restraining equipment for those working on elevated platforms
- Emergency first aid kit
The absence of any of these pieces of equipment poses a serious threat to the safety of construction workers and passersby. When an employer fails to provide this equipment to employees, they may be required to provide compensation to the victim in addition to any workers’ comp benefits the workers could be eligible to receive.
Contact a Boston Construction Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an employer’s failure to provide proper safety equipment, the construction accident attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP believe that you should not be the one forced to shoulder the financial burden of your accident. Our dedicated attorneys are committed to holding negligent employers accountable and helping you fight for the compensation you need as you work through the effects of your accident. Learn more about what we are prepared to do for you by calling us today at (617) 426-4488.