New Jersey Construction Site Slip and Fall Lawyers
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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places with heavy machinery, building materials and hazardous tools. While a well-run construction site will have adequate signage that requires anyone entering the area to wear a hard hat, sometimes you do not even need to be &on-site" to suffer serious injuries, such as spinal cord or head injuries. Sidewalk construction, scaffolding and utility work all present hazards to passersby.
On the job injuries are also a concern. Even if you were wearing required safety gear such as helmet, goggles, gloves and boots, you could still sustain serious, even fatal injuries. A fall from improperly secured scaffolding can cause head injuries like concussion and contusion, even with a helmet. Falls from a height, such as a ladder, can easily cause a spinal cord injury. These injuries often lead to very severe complications like paralysis. You can easily trip and break bones caused by a hole in the ground that is not properly barricaded or covered.
Construction site managers must keep their site safe for workers and others. This includes making sure everyone uses the proper safety equipment. Tools, machinery and building supplies must be stored safely. Everyone must be alerted to potential hazards through proper signage and barriers. While most companies take safety very seriously, some try to save a few pennies by scrimping on safety. They should not get away with putting profits over people.
If you suffered a slip and fall injury at work, you may be entitled to damages. Get help by calling a New Jersey lawyer at (609) 240-0040.
Sidewalk construction often involves pedestrian traffic diversion into areas not designed for walkers. Rough terrain, road debris, potholes, and even open manholes can lead to a nasty fall. Sometimes, sidewalk maintenance leads to ramps being built over portions under construction. If they are not properly built or maintained, they can easily present a tripping hazard.
One of the functions of scaffolding is to protect people below from the dangers of construction overhead - and for the most part, it does the job. When scaffolding fails to keep debris off the sidewalk, it puts pedestrians at risk. Poorly erected scaffolding can also create a tripping hazard if pieces of metal and wood are left lying around, or worse, fall to the ground.
Utility work presents a unique risk because gas, sewer and wires are accessed through manholes. If the manhole cover is improperly secured, it is very easy for a person to fall into it, either partially or entirely.
After suffering a spinal cord injury, medical bills add up quickly, time off work adds to the burden and your pain and ongoing care may last well into the future.
You will need the guidance of a qualified attorney who has your best interests in mind to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. You deserve a trustworthy New Jersey premises liability lawyer who can do what is right for you and your family. Call the legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at (609) 240-0040 for a free and confidential case analysis.
- Construction Site Safety - How Your Employer is Required to Keep You Safe
- Construction Safety and Health - CDC
- Construction Industry - OSHA
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