A man was killed when a 12,000-pound steel beam fell on him at an East Boston industrial plant on Monday.
According preliminary reports, the man was trapped underneath an arch-shaped beam, however no foul play is believed to be involved. The incident occurred at Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. on Marginal Street. This incident marks the second fatal construction-related incident in less than a week in the city of Boston. Last Thursday afternoon, a 37-year-old construction worker died at a work site in Downtown Crossing. The man was severely injured by a scissor lift at a site at Hawley and Summer Streets around 2 p.m. and later died of his injuries at a nearby hospital. Both incidents remain under investigation.
While there is no amount of money that can compensate the loss of a loved one, families
of diseased workers may be entitled to collect benefits on their behalf. Under Massachusetts’ Compensation Law, the family members of a worker who is killed on the job, including the workers’ spouse and children, may file a workers’ compensation claim to receive financial compensation, because according to Massachusetts’ Law they are entitled to recover up to 60% of the average weekly pay the worker would have earned as well as other benefits.
Whether you or a loved one was injured or the victim of a fatal workplace incident, you and your family may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Massachusetts Compensation Law is supposed to guarantee benefits to workers who are injured while at work even if the accident was the worker’s fault. Financial compensation benefits typically coverage medical costs, disability payments, up to 60% of worker pay, as well as compensation for permanent disfigurement, loss of function, and benefits for family members of a worker who was killed while on the job. In exchange for this “guarantee,” an employee/family is not allowed to sue his or her employer in the event of a workplace accident.
Obtaining these benefits is not always easy. If you or a loved was injured at work or denied benefits after a workplace incident do not hesitate to contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney to discuss your options and whether you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. For nearly 50 years, the attorneys at Altman & Altman have helped victims and families throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts obtain the benefits they deserve after a workplace injury and/or death. If you have questions about a pending case or believe you may be eligible to file a claim call the law offices of Altman & Altman for a free initial consultation. All consultations are completely confidential and our attorneys are available around the clock to help answer any questions you have about your case.