Why Choose Us?
Winning Is NO Accident!
Cava Law Firm has spent decades doing one thing — fighting for and winning maximum compensation for our clients. We have earned a reputation as advocates for our clients’ rights to full compensation payouts for their accident injuries because we never give up. When our clients deserve more, we keep on fighting.
When you choose Cava Law Firm for your construction accident case, you get a firm with:
- Decades of experience representing injured victims;
- A track record of recovering millions of dollars for clients;
- Industry-recognized attorneys who care;
- Free initial consultations; and
- Tailored treatment for each of our clients.
If you have been injured at a construction worksite, do not hesitate to call us to find out how much you may be entitled to.
For a free consultation with a Springfield construction accident lawyer, call (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) and learn what options you have for recovering valuable compensation for your losses.
How We Can Help With Your Construction Accident Lawsuit
Why Choose The Cava Law Firm?
Identifying the best firm to represent you in your construction accident case is one of the most important decisions you will make. You need assistance from a firm that is knowledgeable in construction accidents, workers’ compensation, and personal injury law, experienced in negotiating and litigating, and able to provide hands-on personal service.
The Cava Law Firm is that firm. Consider our . . .
- Knowledge of the Law: For more than two decades, Christopher Cava, the construction accident attorney at our firm, has successfully represented individuals in their workers’ compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. His team is well-versed in both federal and Massachusetts laws regarding workplace safety and personal injury; they leverage this knowledge to identify important issues that help maximize their clients’ settlements.
- Experience Negotiating and Litigating: Working with an attorney who has a proven track record of negotiating and litigating is critical; you want to know that they have a history of success. Our Springfield construction accident attorneys leverage their knowledge of the law to accurately identify all of your expenses — past, current, and future. Because we know that you may need long-term treatment and care, we ensure these expenses are accurately calculated and fully documented as we negotiate. Getting you the best possible settlement is our ultimate goal.
- Personalized and Detailed Approach: We know full well that no two construction accidents are identical, so each case is unique. Our approach to service is based on that fact; we address each case individually, taking the time to understand and investigate the specifics of the incident and the resulting injuries and their impact. We pay attention to details, because sometimes it is the smallest things that make the biggest difference in construction accident cases. We are committed to not only successfully managing your case but also serving as the resource you need. We are here for you.
The combination of the above attributes is unique to our firm. It provides the basis from which we provide service. We have meticulously built our firm on hard work and dedication. Winning is NO accident! We are ready to serve you.
Construction projects are common in Springfield, and so are accidents and related injuries. If you or someone you love has had their life impacted by one, contact our firm today at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282). We always offer a free consultation so you can gain an understanding of exactly how we can help you.
Advice and Counsel From Springfield Construction Accident Attorneys Who Care
Working on a construction site is one of the most dangerous things you can do. The industry is one of the most hazardous in the United States. In fact, almost 20 percent of work-related deaths in the United States occur in the construction industry, and injuries are common as well.
When accidents happen, the result is often life-changing — and sometimes life-ending — injuries. Incidents with heavy equipment, falls from a significant height, and operating dangerous machinery can be catastrophic. Construction workers are aware of the dangers of their job, but, honestly, nobody ever expects they will actually be hurt. And they are not the only ones who suffer; quite often innocent bystanders are victims as well.
If you were injured in a construction-related accident in or around Springfield, you and your family are likely to be suffering. The physical impact can be debilitating; injuries are painful, and rehabilitation is time-consuming. During your recovery, you will likely be unable to work; it may be difficult to meet your financial obligations. Caring for your family can be a struggle. On top of it all, the extent of your injuries may prevent you from working in construction in the future. Clearly, you are under a great deal of pressure.
If you were injured in a construction accident in Springfield, you may be entitled to compensation. While you may know this, the reality is that even thinking about a lawsuit can be too much to handle at this time. Your accident-related expenses can be considerable, however, and a settlement would be incredibly valuable to you and your family.
The construction accident and workers’ compensation lawyers at Cava Law Firm can help. We can manage the entire legal process on your behalf. Our attorneys will conduct all relevant investigations, interview witnesses, complete all necessary paperwork, negotiate with the involved insurance companies and, if necessary, represent you in court.
As experienced construction injury lawyers, we know what to look for, details that otherwise may go unrecognized.
Finally, we handle all communication with both insurance representatives and opposing counsel, allowing you to focus 100% of your attention on recovering. We know the construction industry, and we know how to win.
An Overview of Construction Accidents
Understanding the Construction Industry
While incredibly dangerous, the construction industry plays a vital role in the United States. The country’s infrastructure, economy, and way of life rely upon the structures, roads, bridges, and homes that construction workers build.
Thousands of people are employed by the companies that comprise the industry, and each year many are injured.
Construction accidents can be caused by a host of issues and, unfortunately, many of them are avoidable.
When injuries and loss of life occur, the impact is astounding and resonates throughout families and communities. There is so much to consider. The Cava Law Firm can help.
Construction Accident Causes
Construction accidents happen all the time, in the broadest range of situations. The one thing they have in common is that, quite often, they could have been prevented if safety guidelines and laws had been followed. Situations involving lack of head, eye, and face protection; unsafe ladders and scaffolding; absence of training; and improper maintenance cause significant injury and loss of life.
The most common construction site incidents include falls, vehicular accidents, electrocution, burns, and being hit by objects falling from above. Additionally, because some of the materials used are hazardous, exposure to them can cause illness and injury.
While taking precautions — like the proper use of protective gear and following safety rules — can reduce injuries and deaths, many companies do not offer adequate training or the necessary equipment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employees to report any and all unsafe conditions, but many worry about how their employer will respond to them. While OSHA offers protection from employer retaliation, many violations still go unreported. That said, construction companies are responsible for maintaining safe workplaces.
Construction Accidents Can Result in Serious Injury and Loss of Life
When one considers the conditions under which those in construction work, it is not surprising that the injuries sustained can be serious. The most common include:
- Broken Bones;
- Electrocution and Electric Shock;
- Spine Injuries;
- Brain Injuries; and
Managing these injuries can be costly. Paying for medical care, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, long-term care and loss of wages can be financially devastating.
Based on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our construction industry accident lawyer can provide valuable advice and counsel on how to proceed. The situations surrounding these injuries are complicated, and there are a number of factors (including personal injury laws and workers’ compensation) that come into play. Contact The Cava Firm today. During your free consultation, we can gain a greater understanding of what happened to you and learn how we can help you get the settlement you need and deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Construction Workers
Construction workers are eligible to access valuable workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job injury. However, the worker must have been on the clock at the time and engaged in tasks that were within their job description. For example, if a construction worker gets injured because they willingly (and defiantly) engaged in tasks outside of their work duties, they could be denied workers’ comp benefits. Similarly, workers who are injured while horsing around could also be denied benefits.
If they are approved to receive benefits, those benefits will cover a few different types of expenses.
Workers’ comp will pay for all reasonable treatments related to your work injury. This includes coverage of emergency room visits, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and physical rehabilitation. It also covers prescription medication, medical devices and equipment, and travel expenses related to seeking and receiving medical care.
Wage replacement is available for workers who are unable to work for at least six full or partial calendar days. The wage replacement is not complete, however. Workers only receive 60% of their pre-accident income up to the state’s maximum weekly benefit, which is currently $1,765.34. For example, if you earned $1,000 per week before your work accident, you would receive $1,000 X .60 = $600 per week in wage replacement benefits, assuming you are totally disabled.
Partially disabled workers get less of a payout. If you have a partial disability, you will be entitled to 75% of what your weekly benefit would be if you were totally disabled.
Insured workers may also be entitled to a one-time payment for work injuries leading to permanent loss of function or disfigurement. If qualifying under disfigurement, the worker must have scars on their face, neck, or hands. Additionally, certain family members of workers who perish may be entitled to death benefits.
Although workers’ comp benefits are clearly laid out, workers often run into problems with insurance companies and employers who dispute their workers’ comp claims to save money. For this reason, injured workers are always advised to procure qualified representation from a skilled construction accident attorney in Springfield.
Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accidents
Our Construction Accident Lawyer in Springfield Addresses Your Concerns
It is no surprise that victims of construction accidents and their families have a lot of questions. The laws surrounding personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death are complicated, and you are likely overwhelmed managing your recovery and trying to care for your family.
While specific concerns require additional information to answer, there are several general questions that we commonly hear. Our Springfield construction accident attorney has responded to those below.
How can I be compensated for my losses from my construction accident?
The answer depends upon a number of factors, and compensation can be obtained through either filing for workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. In general, if workers’ compensation is appropriate, benefits will only cover medical expenses and a percentage of lost income. If negligence by a party other than your employer was a factor, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit under which additional damages may be awarded.
How quickly do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
While the statute of limitations in Massachusetts provides you three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, you will want to contact our construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you engage us, the more opportunities we have to help. If you wait, it can be difficult to obtain important evidence regarding your case.
I walked past a construction site and was injured, who can I sue?
Because you are not an employee of the construction company, you could file a personal injury suit against any of the following organizations or people.
- The construction company;
- The engineers and architects;
- The manufacturers of equipment;
- The subcontractors;
- The owner of the property; and/or
- The managers on the job.
The circumstances surrounding the incident would indicate who was responsible, and your construction accident attorney can help identify them.
I filed a workers’ compensation claim with my employer; can I file a personal injury suit against them as well?
No. When you file a workers’ comp claim, the exclusivity rule precludes you from seeking additional compensation from your employer. That said, if your injury was the fault of a third party (like a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer), you could file a personal injury suit against them. Your construction accident attorney can review your specific situation and determine whether you have a viable case.
What types of damages could I receive from my personal injury lawsuit?
In Massachusetts, personal injury damages can be classified as economic and non-economic, and, depending upon your circumstances, you may be eligible for both. Economic damages, which are easily quantifiable, include medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and diminished earnings. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, disfigurement, mental anguish, and disability. Your construction accident lawyer in Springfield can help identify and calculate the entirety of your damages, ensuring that the settlement you request is appropriate.
Hopefully, the information above is helpful to you, but we know that you may have many other concerns. Reach out to our experienced and knowledgeable Springfield construction accident attorney today at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) and schedule a free consultation. We are ready to go to work for you immediately.
What to Do If You Are a Victim of a Construction Accident
Important Steps to Take
First and foremost, you must take care of your health and well-being. Thus, make sure to get the medical attention you need. In some cases, this requires a trip to the emergency room, but not always. You may need to visit a physician.
Additionally, it is important to talk to your human resources department to determine the exact procedures in place; you need to report the accident and may need to use specific providers. If you delay in getting treatment, you run the risk that your employer will dispute the cause of injuries. Be sure to let your doctor know exactly how you got hurt.
While you have four years from the date you discover your injury to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is always better to file sooner.
Additionally, personal injury suits must be filed within three years. Our construction accident attorney can walk you through the process.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyer at Cava Law Firm Today
If you or a family member has been involved in a construction accident, it is wise to reach out to a reputable construction accident attorney immediately.
At the Cava Law Firm, our Springfield construction accident attorney is well-versed in Massachusetts personal injury and workers’ compensation law and is experienced working within the local court system. We are ready to go to work for you.
Experienced counsel can make a significant difference when it comes to getting an appropriate settlement that addresses both your current and future needs. We pay close attention to detail and provide compassionate and responsive service. We know how difficult this process can be.
We offer all prospective clients a free consultation. This not only provides us the opportunity to get a better understanding of your construction accident, but it also gives you a chance to meet us and learn more about how we can best serve you.
Our substantial experience combined with aggressive negotiating and litigating skills have brought us continued success. We work hard for you – Winning is NO Accident!
Contact us today at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) for a no-cost consultation. We are ready to begin work for you today.