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What are my rights if I’m injured in a Construction Accident or at a Construction Site?

Boston, like many other major cities, is under a seemingly constant stream of major construction. And with plans to increase the available housing in the city and surrounding areas over the next few years – not to mention the looming possibility of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games – even more construction is on the horizon. Unfortunately, all of these major construction projects in such a densely populated area sometimes create unsafe conditions for both workers and pedestrians alike.

 Last year, two individuals were injured at 45 Stuart Street in Boston’s Theatre District while working on a construction project. The incident resulted from a collapse of an upper floor of a building under construction.[i] Floor twelve collapsed into a lower floor on the building. One of the injured workers suffered severe head trauma, and received treatment at nearby Tufts Medical Center. Because 120 workers were in the building at the time of the incident, the damage could have been far more catastrophic.

 If you have been injured – whether as a worker or as a pedestrian – due to a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact one of the experienced attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have incurred.

[1] Joseph Dussault, “Construction Accident injures two in Boston Theater District,”, March 20, 2014.



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