Road Jobs and Other Details
There are many dangerous aspects to a police officer’s job—motor vehicle pursuits, shoot outs, wrestling with suspects in order to gain control, etc. Although most police officers are fully aware of the dangerous nature of their job, most citizens and many officers don’t appreciate how officers often sustain serious injuries during what appears to be simple road jobs and other details while directing traffic and when heavy equipment is being used. We know about the dangers you face and if you have been injured while working a road job or other detail, we can help.
At Ballin & Associates, our Massachusetts police injury lawyers have represented many officers who have been injured while working road jobs or other details. In most of the cases we’ve handled, the operator of the equipment or their employer acted negligently by not exercising proper safety precaution, not keeping a lookout, or not providing enough warning to inform the operator of the officer’s physical location. In many cases, the utility or contractor failed to utilize appropriate work area protection which resulted in the injured officer serving as a human cone, which increased the risk of being struck by passing and distracted motorists. There are numerous state, federal, and company guidelines that regulate the manner in which work area protection needs to be set up, which not only protects the crew, but also the equipment, passing motorists and officer as well. In addition, we have handled related cases such as:
Road job and other detail accidents often result in grave consequences, including death, head trauma, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, severe neck and back injuries, crushed limbs, broken bones, and permanent disability. When an officer sustains these types of serious injuries, they are often require surgery or are otherwise limited in their ability to engage in normal daily activities. They frequently are temporarily or permanently unable to complete the essential tasks required in police work. Depending on the severity of the injury, an officer may be forced to retire early resulting in a lifetime loss of income and the endurance of chronic and painful conditions.
Contact our Massachusetts Police Injury Attorneys
At Ballin & Associates we are dedicated to recovering full and fair compensation for our injured client officers. Our experienced and reputable Massachusetts police injury lawyers personally investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, and spend time gathering compelling evidence and witness statements, as well as expert witnesses in order to build solid cases. Furthermore, we negotiate with the responsible parties to come to a resolution that pleases our clients, and compensates them enough to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, future financial needs and pain and suffering.
The following case reports regarding road jobs and other details have been provided for your convenience:
Contact the Massachusetts police injury attorneys at Ballin & Associates today at (800) 245-2052.