Here’s What to Know About Construction Accidents in New Jersey

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The state of New Jersey owes a great debt to the hard-working men and women in the construction business. Unfortunately, construction workers are often exposed to dangerous working conditions, which can, at times, lead to very serious injuries. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced Morris County work injury attorney from Lutz Injury Law to learn more about construction accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of construction accidents in New Jersey?

Construction accidents can happen for several reasons. Just some of the most common types of these accidents and injuries sustained in construction accidents are as follows:

  • OSHA violations
  • Scaffold collapses
  • Defective ladders
  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Defective tools
  • Negligent supervisors
  • Dangerous property conditions

Remember, if you’re injured on the job, it’s paramount that you receive immediate medical attention and notify your employer either the day of or the day after the injury occurred. You cannot bring a workers’ compensation claim without notifying your employer timely.

Will I file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party personal injury claim?

When someone is hurt on the job, as long as their employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, they should receive compensation to cover a portion of their lost wages and the cost of their medical bills, regardless of how the accident occurred. That said, in some cases, when a worker is hurt because of unsafe conditions not related to the employer, such as a defective power tool design, they may recover the full compensation to which they are entitled by filing a third-party injury claim against a party who is not their employer, such as a product manufacturer or designer.

Ultimately, it’s always best to bring your claim to a Morris County personal injury attorney who can assess the circumstances of your case and determine the best route going forward. We’ve fought on behalf of countless injured workers in the past, and we’re ready to fight for you as well–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get started.

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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. Contact Lutz Injury Law today.

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