Work place accidents at construction sites are a frightening occurrence that can permanently impact the victims. New Jersey has stiff laws in place that protect construction workers, but many injuries still go unreported and those who suffer avoidable injuries often don’t receive the compensation they are entitled to.
Construction sites can be dangerous places. Accidents happen with too much frequency and in the worst cases can be fatal in nature. Typical accidents include falls, electrocution, being struck by an object, getting caught in or under heavy machinery, or being pinned in between two objects.
It is incumbent upon employers to conscientiously maintain a safe work environment. Property owners are responsible for ensuring the premises are safe for workers. It is the job of the general contractor to oversee subcontractors and implement adequate safety protocols. If they fail to uphold these duties, they may be found liable in an injury lawsuit.
For all the dangerous activity going on, most construction sites are safe places to work. That is because of the countless safety inspections, routines, and reviews that go on. From the moment a worker steps onto the site to the moment they leave, every step is taken with safety in mind. When an accident happens at a construction site, it’s usually the result of many failures happening at once. This may have been the case in a recent scaffolding collapse in Hackensack. Read the rest »
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