Construction sites can potentially be dangerous places to work or visit. There are many obvious hazards associated with construction sites which include the use of heavy machinery, ladders, scaffolds, lifts, electrical wires, power tools, and the risk of falling objects and hazardous dusts and chemicals.
Those who work at construction sites are too often injured due to the negligence of others or the faulty design of equipment. Common construction site accidents include injury from falls, exposed power lines, faulty or unsafe scaffolding, defective machinery, unguarded machinery, unsafe tools, supervision errors, and communication errors. Injuries often result from the failure of those on site to follow applicable laws and regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety Hazard Association (OSHA).
Our New Jersey construction accident attorneys handle construction accidents throughout New Jersey including accidents which occur in Monmouth and Hudson County. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation can include lost wages, past and future disability, pain and suffering compensation, and other recompense for other losses incurred as a result of an injury.
Construction accidents have been known to injure workers and bystanders in many ways, including the loss of a limb, broken bones, and paralysis. Construction accidents can occur in various forms. Some accidents may give rise to a products liability action against the manufacture of a defective product. This may include a machine which was designed in a dangerous manner or a large construction vehicle which malfunctioned.
Additionally, construction accidents may include the exposure of a worker to obviously dangerous conditions. Even though most injuries are usually covered by workman’s compensation, depending on the circumstances, you may also be entitled to additional compensation from the premises owner, the manufacture or distributor of a product, or even your employer. Because of the legal complexities involved in construction accidents, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a construction accident.
If you contact our firm after a construction accident, our attorneys will begin an investigation into your case, contact any engineers or other experts that may be necessary, and fight to obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
The workplace attorneys at our firm are ready to ensure that you receive the very best representation should you be involved in a construction accident. The lawyers at our firm will fight to obtain the best outcome in your construction accident case. If you are in need of an aggressive team of construction accident lawyers who will fight for you, call our New Jersey injury law firm, or simply click on the “Contact Us” tab. An attorney will get back to you shortly.