56 Year-Old Construction Worker Fatally Injured When Struck In Chest By Pipe.

Engaging in construction work means you are more likely than not working with large machinery, heavy power tools and sharp blades. Construction workers are more often than not working in areas that put them at risk for some sort of personal injury. The combination of the two means that construction workers are more vulnerable to personal injury accidents that can result in significant injuries or even death than your average worker. When a worker is hurt while doing construction, a personal injury lawsuit may be the only way for them to begin to recover. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has a team of expert construction site personal injury attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Massachusetts clients.

Two construction companies have been ordered to pay nearly $30,000 in fines for a dislodged mud pipe that struck a construction worker in San Diego, California knocking him off his platform in May. Frederick Von Kahl, a 56 year-old resident of Wyoming, died late May when a valve ruptured and struck him in the chest in San Diego. The incident occurred on the 5700 block of Camiones Way near the U.S.-Mexico border. Mr. Von Kahl was working for Earth Tech, who employed him and another person to perform drill rig operations at the construction site.

His work partner had stepped away to use the bathroom when he heard a loud noise, according to the investigation report. Earth Tech did not know what caused the mud pipe to dislodge, but witnesses said the hose was reportedly in the “closed” position prior to dislodging. Both companies were issued serious citations, totaling $27,000 in proposed penalties, and have appealed their citations.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while working construction, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Please contact one of our expert Massachusetts construction site accident attorney specialists or expert wrongful death lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Our team of experienced Massachusetts attorneys will help you. Your needs are our top priority!

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Sherriff’s Deputy Still Waiting For Worker’s Compensation Four Years After Being Shot In The Line Of Duty.

Sherriff Deputy’s know or should know that they are at risk of suffering a life altering injury at any moment due to the dangerous nature of the work they do. When they are injured on the job while protecting the city, a worker’s compensation claim may be the only way for them to begin to recover from their injuries. Although filing a worker’s compensation personal injury claim should be easy, there are many instances where they become complicated and complex matters. Our team of highly skilled and respected Boston, MA worker’s compensation lawyers and Boston personal injury lawyer experts here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates will help guide you through the process to make sure you receive just and fair compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.

Four years ago, New Hanover, North Carolina County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Spencer, was shot while pursuing a gang member in the Creekwood neighborhood of Wilmington, North Carolina. The bullet shattered Deputy Spencer’s femur, effectively ending his law enforcement career and leaving him with excruciating physical and emotional pain. But after four years, the county has yet to settle his worker’s compensation case.

The shooting happened in the early afternoon on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Deputy Spencer, who was assigned to the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, was shot; authorities believe the gunman was Brandon Devone Smith, a member of the United Blood Nation. The suspected shooter was killed three days later in a shootout with New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies and an ATF agent. Deputy Spencer was later awarded the FBI Star for his actions that day. He is still waiting.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and were injured while on the job, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Please contact one of our expert Boston personal injury lawyers or our Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorney specialists here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Someone will be here 24/7 and can be reached by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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Worker Crushed To Death In Freak Accident By Slab Of Concrete Weighing Over 30,000 Pounds.

Workers who are hurt while doing construction work might not think that a personal injury lawsuit against their employer or a third party is the best way to recover, out of fear of retaliation. However, a personal injury lawsuit is often the only way for them to begin to recover whether they like it or not. The expert personal injury attorneys and construction work site accident lawyer specialist here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have decades of experience guiding our clients through the complicated lawsuit process involved in these types of cases.

A man was crushed to death Wednesday morning at a construction site for an apartment complex in the southeast corner of Austin, Texas when a concrete slab weighing 30,000 to 40,000 pounds fell on him. Emergency crews responded shortly after 9:00 am to reports of a man trapped under a slab just inside a fenced-off site at Wickersham Lane and Cromwell Circle. Rescuers initially were unable to get to the victim, who was pinned under the slab as it leaned against a tractor-trailer sitting under a crane. Firefighters, with the use of sledgehammers, drills and other tools, were able to cut away at the slab and free the man, but when they finally reached him, he was already dead.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while working construction, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Please contact one of our expert Massachusetts construction site accident attorney specialists or expert wrongful death lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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