Construction Accident Lawyer in NJ
Learn About Your Rights as the Victim of a Construction Site Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of someone else's negligence, poor management or defective machinery, you may be entitled to financial reimbursement in addition to workers' compensation benefits. The New Jersey on the job injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are experienced at handling on the job injury cases, and will help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
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Construction Accident Injury Coverage Options in NJ
An injured worker generally has two options when it comes to recovering damages in a construction accident case: workers' compensation and personal injury or tort action. It is important to know the following distinctions between the two procedures:
- Workers' compensation procedures operate on a strict-liability system, meaning employees may receive benefits even if the employer was not at fault. However, with personal injury cases, the claimant must be able to prove the liability of the other party in order to receive compensation.
- The damages available through workers' compensation are quite limited, due to certain statutory restrictions, compared to the damages that can be recovered in a successful personal injury claim.
- Workers' compensation claims can only be filed with the employer whereas personal injury tort actions can be brought against any party that had some liability in the accident.
An attorney can help you attain the optimal compensation amount available according to the specific circumstances surrounding your case.
Common NJ Workplace Violations in the Construction Industry
Construction companies are responsible for upholding the safety regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to help protect employees from potentially dangerous or fatal work environments. Negligent employers, contractors, or equipment manufacturers who fail to adhere to safety regulations can contribute to hazardous and potentially fatal circumstances. Dangerous code violations include:
- Inadequate training for employees on how to properly use machinery
- Failure to ensure a clean and sanitary work site
- Providing inadequate guard rails and other safety equipment
- Poor construction of scaffolding or temporary stairs
- Inadequate shields on exposed electrical wires
- Failure to alert workers about hazards with warning signs, etc.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered an injury on a New Jersey construction site due to someone else's negligence, whether an employer, coworker, or third party cut corners in order to complete a project quicker or simply neglected their duties, you are entitled to seek compensation for your losses.
New Jersey Construction Accident Attorneys Putting Our Clients First
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our NJ injury lawyers provide an open line of communication to our clients, applying a holistic method to fit each client's specific situation and needs. Our construction accident attorneys are passionate about helping construction workers and their families receive the essential financial reimbursement for injuries or death caused by another's negligence while on a job site. Contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation about your case.
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