Construction is big business in New Jersey. At any given time, construction crews take to the state’s highways, bridges, office buildings, and residential developments. Construction work sites are inherently dangerous places to work, possessing hazards to the workers as well as passersby if the worksite is not guarded properly.
Examples of construction accidents are crane accidents, fall accidents, electrocution, lack of protective clothing, improper use of hazardous materials, falling debris, inadequate fencing, and fires or explosions. In some instances hazardous conditions are created or are due to the negligence of the property owner, contractor or subcontractor. Many construction accidents result in minor injuries like cuts or burns, but they can also result in severe injuries, long-term disability or even accidental death.
If you were injured during the course of your employment then your compensation may be subject to the no fault based system of Workers’ compensation. While it is rare in New Jersey that you will be able to bring an action against your employer when your injury occurred during the course of employment, you would however, have the right to pursue a third party claim against the at fault party if your injuries were caused by their negligent acts or failure to act. For example, if machinery failed to have proper warning labels or protective guards and you suffered an amputation injury while using it you may be able to pursue a third party claim against the manufacturer of the machine.
As a Grossman Law Firm, LLC personal injury client, you will receive professional, compassionate and aggressive representation backed by the support of an expert legal team who knows how to take on the state’s most powerful insurance carriers. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual and never treated as another file.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death from a workplace or construction site injury anywhere in New Jersey, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383. We represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Consultations are always free.