Trusted New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction work has been identified as one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. An often chaotic work space, construction sites involve the complex coordination of large machinery, heavy objects, and countless contractors and subcontractors.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers have decades of experience helping injured workers and innocent bystanders get the compensation they deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation. There is no obligation to pursue a claim and we do not charge any fees unless you recover the compensation you need.
Call (800) 518-0508 to speak with a legal representative today.
Types of Construction Accidents and Injuries
Construction sites are full of safety hazards that can lead to serious injuries and even death. On a site filled with large construction equipment, dangerous heights and countless workers, it is vital that safety protocols are put in place and followed by everyone on the site.
Unfortunately, because there are often numerous property owners, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and other parties involved in meeting close deadlines, safety is often 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
These accidents 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 OSHA, falls are the leading cause of accidents on construction sites, closely followed by being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in or between objects.
Construction workers are not the only ones who can be injured in an accident on a construction site. Non-construction workers and innocent individuals walking or driving by a site can be injured as well.
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 recovering fair compensation.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form to get started now.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
New Jersey law requires that all construction companies provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees to help cover important expenses if they are injured. This can help cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits
This type of compensation is available to workers regardless of who was at fault for the injury. However, filing a claim can be complicated, which is why it is important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer by your side throughout the process. Although our accomplished lawyers can help you recover the maximum workers’ compensation you are entitled, it is not always enough to cover all of an injured worker’s expenses.
Through a thorough investigation of your accident, our New Jersey construction accident lawyers can determine if you may also be entitled to compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
Third-Party Liability Claims
In accordance with workers’ compensation laws, employers are sometimes immune from lawsuits for work-related injuries. However, the employer is generally not the entity charged with overall safety on construction sites. Further, it is often a failure in safety protocol, faulty equipment or inadequate planning that leads to serious construction site injuries.
Third parties who may be responsible can include:
- Parts suppliers
- Equipment Suppliers
- Equipment manufacturers
- General Contractors
- Safety Consultants
The Lynch Law Firm has achieved some of the highest verdicts in New Jersey for worker's hurt in construction accidents. Our experienced attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident in order to determine any and all parties who may be liable for your injuries. It may be possible to pursue a claim against all liable parties.
These claims allow 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
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Contact our New Jersey construction accident lawyers to learn more about your legal options.
Why You Need Legal Representation
Because of the large number of parties often involved in construction accidents, these cases can be difficult to investigate and litigate. Without aggressive legal representation it can be difficult to hold the responsible party liable and recover the compensation you deserve.
Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers have years of experience handling these types of cases. We know how to get the maximum compensation for our clients. We also have the resources to take on large insurance companies that will do everything they can not to pay out a claim.
Contact Our New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died in a construction accident in New Jersey, you need aggressive legal representation to help get you the compensation you deserve from all liable parties.
Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims recover the maximum compensation they are owed.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you recover the compensation you need. If you cannot come to our office, we will come to you to discuss your legal rights.
Free Case Review
Lynch Law Firm
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604