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Construction workers have a significantly higher risk of getting injured on the job, and these injuries are often serious and life-altering. Injury victims who are unable to work while recovering often struggle to make ends meet because of the loss of income and unexpected medical costs.
If you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in a construction accident, you may have legal options to help you recover compensation for your damages. Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers have decades of experience helping injured workers and innocent bystanders, and we have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on their behalf. This includes an $8,290,000 recovery for a construction worker who suffered a brain injury after falling over 15 feet due to careless fall protection planning on a job site. Partner Brian Held also recovered $4.5 million in a construction defect case. He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Contact us today to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. There is no risk to you because we charge nothing up front to represent you. We do not get paid unless you do.
Call Lynch Law at: (800) 518-0508 for a stress-free claim review today.
Do I Have a Valid Construction Injury Case?
When you meet with one of our experienced attorneys for your free case review, we can discuss your accident to understand how it happened and whether there were other factors that may have contributed to your injuries. This will help us to provide a more accurate assessment about your potential case and legal options.
Additional information we will need to better assist you includes:
- The site accident report
- Details about how you were injured
- The name and contact details of the on-site supervisor
- The names of any co-workers or others who may have seen the accident happen
- What you were doing just before the accident
- What equipment was being used and whether it malfunctioned
- Whether there were any third-party companies responsible for ensuring safety at the worksite
- If you were a passerby or an employee on the work site
- Whether you were an employee injured while performing your work duties or if you were taking a break
Call our law firm today at: (800) 518-0508 to learn more.
How Can I Pursue Compensation for My Damages?
Depending on the circumstances of your accident you may be able to pursue compensation through one or more legal avenues, including:
If you were a construction worker on the site, you may not need to prove liability for the accident. In this situation, the only requirement is that the accident or injury occurred while you were on the job and performing your work duties.
New Jersey law requires that all construction companies provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees to help cover important expenses if they are injured, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits
After any work-related accident in New Jersey, it is important to take these first steps immediately after the accident:
- Notify your employer
- Seek medical care for your injuries
- Contact an attorney for legal help with your injury claim
Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated, and you may benefit from hiring one of our knowledgeable New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers to protect your rights and provide guidance throughout the legal process.
Third-Party Liability Claim
If you are eligible to pursue a workers’ compensation claim after being injured on the job, you cannot sue your employer. Employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance to provide coverage for their workers and protection for themselves.
However, if a third party contributed to your injury, you may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit against that party for additional compensation. Your attorney will have to prove there was negligence for this type of case.
In any type of personal injury claim, establishing negligence involves proving there was a duty of care owed to you by that third party, that the third party failed in his or her duty, and that this breach directly caused you to be injured and suffer damages.
Pursuing a third-party claim helps an injured worker to seek a wider range of financial damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. This can include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Mobility assistive devices
- Home renovations that may be required to improve mobility
- Physical and rehabilitative therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
At a construction site, there are multiple parties who may share liability for an accident, including:
- General contractors
- Construction site owners
- Product manufacturers
- Product suppliers
Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers are prepared to fully investigate the cause of your accident to help us determine all potentially liable parties, including whether you may be eligible to pursue additional compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
If your loved one died in a construction accident because of the negligence of a third party, you may have the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit on his or her behalf. Surviving spouses, children, parents, guardians or personal representatives may be eligible to file this type of lawsuit.
Call Lynch Law today to schedule your free consultation: (800) 518-0508
Claims for Non-Workers
If you were injured due to negligence while driving or walking past a construction work zone, then you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages. Your injuries could have been caused by falling debris on the construction site or other hazardous conditions.
If you were injured in this type of accident, we strongly recommend that you contact an experienced attorney to learn about your legal options as soon as possible.
Types of Construction Accidents and Injuries
Construction sites are full of safety hazards that can cause serious injuries and even death. There are state and federal safety laws and protocols that are required to help protect workers and others who may be on or near the work zone.
Unfortunately, because there are often numerous property owners, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and other parties involved in meeting deadlines, some safety protocols may be overlooked. If one party acts negligently or fails to adhere to strict safety precautions, serious injuries and even death can occur.
Some of the leading causes of construction accidents include:
- Inadequate training or safety equipment
- Inadequate fencing, fall protection or other security measures
- Improper use of machinery
- Defective equipment
- Negligent operation of construction vehicles
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) violations
Common Construction Site Injuries
Accidents that happen in a construction work zone can lead to devastating injuries, including:
- Falls from roofs, scaffolding and other heights
- Injuries from falling objects
- Exposure to toxic materials
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most accidents on a construction site happen as the result of a fall, being hit by falling debris, getting caught in between objects on the site, or being electrocuted.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one, do not hesitate to contact our New Jersey construction accident lawyers to learn more about your options for pursuing compensation.
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Why You May Benefit from Legal Representation
Construction accidents are often more complicated and may have multiple liable parties. This can make the case more challenging to investigate and litigate.
Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of personal injury cases and have recovered some of the largest settlements in the state. This proven track record shows our dedication to pursuing the maximum compensation for our clients. We also have the resources and the staff to take on large insurance companies that are known for doing everything they can to delay, devalue or deny a claim.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
New Jersey’s statute of limitations gives injured persons two years from the date of an accident or injury to file a claim.
There are some exceptions to filing deadlines, which can make it necessary for you to file at an earlier time. When you meet with one of our New Jersey construction accident lawyers, we can determine the filing date that applies in your situation.
If you miss your filing deadline, then your claim will likely be dismissed by the court. If this happens, you will likely not be able to recover any of your damages from the accident.
Contact Our New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been seriously or fatally injured in a construction accident in New Jersey, you may benefit from having knowledgeable legal representation. Recovering compensation for the damages you suffered can help relieve your financial burden and help to ensure you receive the medical care you need.
We have more than 20 years of experience advocating for injured victims in New Jersey, and we have recovered millions in compensation on their behalf.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If you cannot come to our office, we will come to you to review the circumstances of your claim and discuss your legal options. There is no risk to you, because if you do not get paid, we do not get paid.
Our office in Hasbrouck Heights is just a short drive from the Central Municipal Court of Bergen County.
Call our firm to learn more today: (800) 518-0508