Construction accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries in New Jersey. Falling objects and heavy equipment such as cranes, trucks and forklifts cause large numbers of injuries and deaths each year. Our experienced construction accident attorneys at Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC have years of experience in helping injured workers recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Types of Construction Site Accidents
Some of the most common construction accidents include:
- The “Fatal Four” (Osha)
- Falls from heights, scaffolding or ladders
- Getting caught between heavy objects or materials
- Struck by falling debris, materials or objects
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Machinery accidents
- Defective or malfunctioning machinery
- Power tool accidents
- Trench collapses
- Collapsing scaffolds
- Excavation accidents
- Exposure to harmful or toxic substances
Workers’ Compensation & Third-party Liability
No matter who was at fault for a construction site accident, your employer is required to provide benefits for your medical care and a portion of lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance. However, if an independent subcontractor, another construction company or a product manufacturer is responsible for you being hurt on the job, that third party can be held accountable for your injuries. This type of third-party personal injury lawsuit can potentially provide additional compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages.
Compensation For Construction Site Injuries
Injuries sustained on construction sites are often serious and may require long-term medical treatment such as multiple surgeries, physical therapy and other ongoing care. Costly medical care and lost income from time off work can put you and your family in dire financial circumstances. At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we understand how traumatic and stressful it can be when you are injured on the job. Our skilled legal team will advise you on the best course of action for recovering full and fair compensation for your injuries. We are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you get the compensation you need and deserve.