Construction is a tiring, difficult, and strenuous job. It requires a great deal of work in conditions that can often be hazardous. While construction workers and their employers work hard to make sure they are safe, it is still possible for mistakes to be made and negligence to occur. When this happens, it can cause accidents that result in serious injuries to those who are involved. Sometimes, these injuries can affect a person for the rest of their life. It is because of this that they can pursue legal action to recover compensation for damages. Continue reading below to learn more and reach out to an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney if you have been injured in a construction accident.
What are Causes of Construction Accidents?
Oftentimes, construction sites can be chaotic. There are many things happening at once, which is why there are many ways an accident can take place. This can include but is not limited to the following:
- Scaffolding collapses/falls
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Building collapses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent management
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Blade/saw accidents
How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?
When injuries happen due to the negligence of another party, it may be possible for the injured person to recover compensation as coverage for any damages they incurred. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim, in which they are required to prove that negligence took place and directly caused their injuries. Evidence to back up these claims can include 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?
After becoming injured at work, construction workers usually do not want to pursue legal action against their employer, as it can make for an uncomfortable work environment. Sometimes, they may receive workers’ compensation as coverage for damages. However, when an accident happens due to the negligence of another party, it can result in a third-party lawsuit. This may be in the event of a negligent equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more.
Contact our Firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.