NEW JERSEY ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
The lawyers of Rinaldo Law Group have vast experience in representing those who have been injured in a construction accident and has even helped a client receive $2.9 million after suffering significant spinal cord injury on a construction site. The most common construction accidents are due to falls, usually related to scaffolding, faulty ladders, or improper flooring. Other accidents involve electrocution, being struck by falling materials or equipment, or floor or roof collapses.
Your legal position as a victim of a construction accident will depend on the circumstances. If you were injured as a bystander, you could file a claim against the general contractor of the project. If you were a worker, you generally will file a claim under employment law unless you were an employee of someone other than the responsible general contractor.
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in America. Unfortunately, even innocent passers-by can be injured if workers and supervisors negligently or carelessly handle construction equipment, chemicals, machines or tools.
Causes of common construction injuries include:
FALLS FROM SCAFFOLDING, ROOFS AND OTHER HEIGHTS
IMPACTS FROM FALLING OBJECTS
ACCIDENTS WITH MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENT
INADEQUATE FENCING OR OTHER SECURITY
EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS
INADEQUATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING
INTRUSION OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT INTO ROADS AND SIDEWALKS
State and Federal laws mandate strict workplace safety standards for construction sites, including required protective gear and the regulation of exposure to dangerous chemicals. All too often, those laws are partially or completely ignored; the preventable result can be a life-altering injury or a fatality.
If that accident was caused by careless or negligent behavior, you have the right to hold the responsible parties legally liable for resulting damages, and a New Jersey construction accident lawsuit may be brought. Compensation can be sought for your medical bills, lost wages and other financial costs of your injury, your physical pain, emotional anguish, permanent disability or wrongful death. If you’re a construction worker collecting workers’ compensation payments, you may still be able to commence an action against an employer, subcontractor, or the maker of faulty equipment responsible for its role in your accident.
A personal injury suit can help you recover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If you have been injured at or near a construction site, please contact us for advice about your options and rights.