Attorney Stephen J. Guillette is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. His practice focuses on personal injury, landlord-tenant and social security disability law.
After receiving a degree from Northeastern University, Attorney Guillette went to work for insurance carriers Aetna Property and Casualty, John Hancock Property & Casualty, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, and Budget Rent A Car Systems, Inc. handling serious injury claims. Then, with this unique experience in his back pocket, Attorney Guillette began a law practice focused on aiding victims of serious personal injury. Attorney Guillette has handled hundreds of personal injury cases, including wrongful death and serious motor vehicle and work-related injuries. His experience in this field, combined with his diligence and attention to detail make him a stand out in the Greater Boston legal community. As Attorney Guillette says: "Actually knowing how to help people is what counts. No matter what type of case it might be, my clients come first."
3 School Street, Suite 300
Boston MA 02108
Boston Construction Accidents
Construction site accidents are common industrial accidents because of the nature of the work duties, the use of heavy equipment and hazardous job sites. Massachusetts' law permits different types of compensation for construction-site accidents. If the injured person is a worker on the site, the Massachusetts' workers compensation law permits recovery against one's own employer. This usually involves payment of medical expenses, lost wage replacement and some specific compensation for permanent injuries and scarring. The employer enjoys immunity from lawsuits from its employees, if the employer participates in the workers' compensation program. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, sometimes there is the potential recovery from other persons and business entities on the job site, such as subcontractors, general contractors, architects or property owners. This recovery is in addition to workers' compensation benefits, and of sometimes permits the injured worker the chance to be fully compensated for his or her injury. The injured party in this situation seeks to hold these parties other than their employer liable for their failure to keep a construction site safe, or their liability for the injuries sustained by the employee. Given that most parties on a job site are required to be well insured against accident claims arising from a construction site injury, there is a better chance of the injured worker being adequately compensated for his or her injury.
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