If you have been injured on a construction site, you need a lawyer who knows construction. Here are the reasons Hamilton & Hamilton is the best place for you to be if you are a tradesman, subcontractor, materialman, or laborer who was injured due to the carelessness of a contractor or subcontractor. OSHA statistics show us just how dangerous construction sites can be. Let us help you get your life back.

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Making a living shouldn't have to cost you your life. Workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable. Safe jobs happen because employers make the choice to fulfill their responsibilities and protect their workers.

— Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health




One minute, you’re laying a course of shingles or clapboard the next you’re on your back in terrible pain looking up at the broken pump jacks that used to be supporting you. When you work construction for a living, your life can turn literally upside down in an instant because someone didn’t take the proper safety precautions or abide the safety protocols established by OSHA. Construction job sites are complex and dangerous places.

Construction's "Fatal Four"

Out of 4,101* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2013, 828 or 20.2% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths in 2013 were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (57.7%) the construction worker deaths in 2013*, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 478 workers' lives in America every year.

828 Deaths in construction in 2013

  • Falls — 302 (36.5%)
  • Struck by Object — 84 (10.1%)
  • Electrocutions — 71 (8.6%)
  • Caught-in/between — 21 (2.5%)

Knowing your rights following an accident.

Chris hamilton on Construction siteIt is crucial for an injured worker to know what his/her rights are and who may be responsible. This is not always obvious and you need an advisor and advocate who knows all the relationships between the various parties on a jobsite and can advise you on what rights you may have against one and all players.


What to do after a construction accident

  • construction accident to do listFile an Accident Report Form With Your Supervisor/Employer Including
    • the nature of the injury, including every body part affected by the injury
    • how the accident occurred
    • parties involved date, time, and
    • location of the accident, and
    • medical treatment you have undergone.
  • After you fill out this form, give it to your employer. Make sure to keep a copy for yourself.
  • See a Doctor
  • Report an Injury as Soon as it's Discovered
  • Talk to a Construction Lawyer ASAP about who might be responsible

Not exactly sure about what's you need to do, Give us a call and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Call our firm at 781.894.8700 or toll free 866-586-2209 or contact us online. 

Why You Need an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction accident cases are legally complex and involve numerous entities including contractors, subcontractors, employees, independent contractors, owners, materialmen etc.. Once you’re injured, people will begin to take a defensive stance and in the worst case scenario, try to eliminate any proof of a defect that may have caused your accident.

You need a lawyer who knows his way around a construction site; who knows the relationships between the contracting parties, who knows what insurance should be available to take proper care of your mounting medical costs, damages for lost work, and your pain and suffering.

You need someone who will be an aggressive advocate for you.

You need Hamilton & Hamilton, P.C.

Why choose Chris Hamilton of Hamilton & Hamilton, P.C. ?

Attorney Chris Hamilton is a construction litigator.

Unlike many of the lawyers in the big-city personal injury factories, Attorney Hamilton has seen the inside of a courtroom and has real trial experience. He has spent nearly his entire legal career handling construction related cases.

He has worked in the trades as a carpenter and a contractor.

construction accident hamilton carpenterHe has literally “been there, done that”. He understands what it is like to have a foreman or general contractor take risks with your safety just to “get it done”. He recalls one such event when working on a roof three stories above the frozen excavated site in February.


After a snow storm the general contractor ordered me on the roof to shovel so that the roof shingles could be laid down. I was not provided any safety harness or safety line. An ice-covered steeped-pitched roof with only 2x4 cleats stood between me and the frozen ground 3 stories below. I slipped near the ridge and began a rapid slide down the sheathing; luckily I grabbed the last cleat with my hammer and narrowly escaped severe injury and quite possibly death. The general contractor just laughed it off.

It is the memory of that day that motivates attorney Hamilton every time he represents a victim of someone else’s carelessness.

 Chris is an experienced construction accident Lawyer

We have represented laborers, electricians, ironworkers, plumbers, masons, and all other construction trades in injury claims.

Contact us

Call us today for a no cost, no obligation consultation and see if we can help you regain control of your life! For a free consultation with a lawyer about your case, call our firm at 781.894.8700 or toll free 866-586-2209 or contact us online.