Construction Accidents

Determining who is responsible for a construction site accident can be complex and requires an experienced attorney to navigate the process, identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable. Construction site accidents often involve multiple parties – general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment makers and others – who all point the finger of liability in different directions. Your injury may have been caused by the general contractor or it may have been one of the many subcontractors working on the site. In addition, it could have been the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment. 

Based on our decades of experience handling complex construction cases, including many of those involved in Boston’s “Big Dig” project, the attorneys at Jones Kelleher know the critical questions to ask in order to develop the best possible case and maximize your potential recovery by ensuring that all entities and persons responsible for your injuries are held accountable.



The attorneys of Jones Kelleher have successfully represented injured ironworkers, roofers, carpenters, pipefitters, electricians, engineers and other innocent victims of construction accidents in states like Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Our construction site accident lawyers are among the most experienced in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Our trial attorneys have handled construction site accident claims arising out of incidents, including but not limited to those involving:

  • Heavy-duty construction vehicles and transportation vehicles;
  • Excavation equipment;
  • Scaffolding and temporary stairs or platforms;
  • Failure to have fall protection;
  • Power rolling machines and conveyor belts;
  • Explosions and fires from propane tanks, blasting tools;
  • Pile drivers;
  • Scissor lifts and hydraulic lifts; and
  • Electrical equipment.

The attorneys of Jones Kelleher have both the knowledge and experience to successfully handle the most complex construction accident cases.


Construction site accident cases often require the use of trained and experienced experts to support our theory of liability and/or our calculation of damages. Through our many years of practice, we have developed a network of accomplished and reputable professionals across all industries including but not limited to mechanical and structural engineers, vocational experts, medical doctors and economical experts. We trust these professionals to provide us with the critical information necessary to resolve your case successfully. 

To prevail in these cases, you must not only have the resources to obtain the important information, you must also have experienced trial attorneys who can present the facts in a way that is both simple and compelling. In order to persuasively present your case, we have and will utilize any of the following resources:

  • Accident recreation software and computer-generated animations;
  • High-definition photos, movies and videos;
  • Models of equipment, vehicles, accident sites, and body parts in three dimensions;
  • Blow-ups of multi-page depictions of overlapping layers of tissues; and
  • Other state-of-the-art technological presentations.

At Jones Kelleher, we understand that our clients come to us during times of intense personal crisis, instability, and financial burden. As attorneys we take this responsibility very seriously. We know that our clients are depending upon us to resolve their cases quickly and fairly.

Our attorneys believe that a team-oriented approach allows us to deliver the best results to our clients. We evaluate each potential case as a team, using our collective knowledge to examine the facts and determine what course of action is best for you and your family. Your trial team will include at least two attorneys who have successful track records handling similar cases. Nurses and paralegals experienced in handling complex construction site accident claims support our attorneys and help prepare your case for trial.

We consider our clients to be the most valuable members of our team. As a client, you will receive frequent status updates on the progress of your claim and we always welcome your calls. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are personally invested in your future and well-being and are prepared to fiercely advocate on behalf of your interests.


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