Do You Have Questions About Construction Accidents in New Jersey? We Have Answers!

What compensation am I entitled to after a construction accident in New Jersey?

What responsibilities do the property owner and general contractor have on a construction site?

If I was a bystander who was injured while visiting or passing by a construction site, who can I sue?

What types of accidents are common in the construction industry?

What types of injuries are common in construction?

What damages may I recover after a construction accident?

Why do I need assistance from Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. in my construction accident case?




What compensation am I entitled to after a construction accident in New Jersey?

A: Whether you or your employer was at fault for the accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In exchange, you are barred from suing your employer unless his or her conduct was egregious to the point of being wanton and reckless.

You may sue a liable third party, such as the subcontractor, property owner, or the manufacturer and distributor of defective construction equipment, depending on the circumstances. An attorney should conduct a thorough investigation of the facts to identify all liable parties. You can receive compensation from a lawsuit in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.

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What responsibilities do the property owner and general contractor have on a construction site?

A: The property owner has the responsibility to maintain safe premises for workers while the general contractor must direct subcontractors in their tasks and implement adequate safety protocols. If they fail to uphold their duties, they may become potential third-party defendants in an injury lawsuit.

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If I was a bystander who was injured while visiting or passing by a construction site, who can I sue?

A: You may have a viable lawsuit against the property owner or any of the contractors whose negligent actions led to your injury. You’ll likely need the help of a resourceful New Jersey construction accident attorney to determine whether the incident was reasonably foreseeable.

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What types of accidents are common in the construction industry?

A: According to the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the leading causes of construction worker deaths, also known as the "Fatal Four," are falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between objects. Other common types of construction accidents include malfunctioning equipment, explosions and fires, exposure to toxic chemicals, and improper operation of machinery.

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What types of injuries are common in construction?

A: The following types of injuries are commonly sustained on construction sites by employees:

Construction workers who have been injured should report immediately to a physician for identification and treatment of injuries. They should receive a medical report from the treating physician afterwards for evidence.

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What damages may I recover after a construction accident?

A: While workers’ compensation benefits provide coverage for economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages, they do not cover non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. You may only receive compensation for all losses if you have a valid claim against a third-party. Just be sure to file your claim before the statute of limitations deadline. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for most injury cases is two years. However, the deadline for your case may vary, provided that particular circumstances are present.

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Why do I need assistance from Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. in my construction accident case?

A: Without help from the excellent legal team at the New Jersey-based injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., you may not receive the full compensation amount you are entitled to. Construction accident cases can be quite complex, especially if they involve negligence on the part of a third party. Let us use our ample knowledge and resources to help investigate the facts surrounding your case, identify all liable parties, and fight for an optimal settlement award. Our number is (609) 240-0040. We offer free consultations.

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