What are Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New Jersey?


Oftentimes, there are many things going on at once at a construction site. This can make it fairly hectic, making it possible for accidents to happen in the event that it becomes hazardous. While construction workers and employers work hard to be safe, it is possible for an accident to happen if negligence occurs. This can result in injuries that can impact a person for the rest of their life. It is because of this that they may recover compensation as coverage for these damages. When facing these situations, contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to guide them through the process. 

What are Causes of Construction Accidents?

There are various ways that a construction accident can happen in New Jersey, which can include but are not limited to the following examples: 

  • Scaffolding collapses/falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Explosions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting injuries
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent management
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Blade/saw accidents
  • Falls

How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?

When a person injury accident happens, it can have detrimental physical, emotional, and financial impacts on a person. It is because of this that those who are injured due to negligence may wish to pursue legal action in order to recover compensation. In doing so, they are required to file a personal injury claim. During this process they must prove negligence occurred, thus directly causing their injuries. This can be done by gathering evidence to back up a claim, such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.

What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

When a workplace accident happens, construction workers often do not want to sue their employer, as it can make for an uncomfortable work environment moving forward. It is because of this that some employees may be eligible for workers compensation. In addition to this, it is possible to file a third-party lawsuit if another party was responsible for the incident. In situations of construction accidents, this may be an equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more. 

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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile 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 US TODAY!

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