New Jersey Construction Accident Law Firm
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in America. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 13 construction workers out of every 100,000 died on the job in 2006; approximately six of every 100 workers were hurt or sickened at work. Unfortunately, even innocent passers-by can be injured if workers and supervisors negligently or carelessly handle construction equipment, chemicals, machines or tools. Other hazards include falling objects.
Causes of common construction injuries include:
- Falls from scaffolding, roofs and other heights
- Impacts from falling objects
- Accidents with machinery or equipment
- Inadequate fencing or other security
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Inadequate safety equipment and training
- Intrusion of construction equipment into roads and sidewalks
State and Federal laws mandate strict workplace safety standards for construction sites, including required protective gear and the regulation of exposure to dangerous chemicals. All too often, those laws are partially or completely ignored; the preventable result can be a life-altering injury, or a fatality.
If that accident was caused by careless or negligent behavior, you have the right to hold the responsible parties legally liable for resulting damages, and a New Jersey construction accident lawsuit may be brought. Compensation can be sought for your medical bills, lost wages and other financial costs of your injury, your physical pain, emotional anguish, permanent disability or wrongful death. If you're a construction worker collecting workers' compensation payments, you may still be able to commence an action against an employer, subcontractor, or the maker of faulty equipment responsible for its role in your accident.
The law firm of Blume Goldfaden has decades of experience assisting injured people in New Jersey in securing financial compensation for their injuries. In just our last 5 years of practice, we've obtained more than $320 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We specialize in cases involving substantial and complicated medical issues. Most of our attorneys hold a special professional Certification as Civil Trial Attorneys from the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We have 20 attorneys in four offices, and the resources to take on any case, no matter how big or small.
If you were injured through no fault of your own at a construction site in New Jersey, contact Blume Goldfaden today for a free case evaluation with an aggressive NJ construction site injury attorney.