A worker in his 20s nearly sustained serious injuries in a construction site accident. According to Pipe Dream News, the accident occurred when the worker fell from the roof of a residential community building at Binghamton University housing in New York. The safety equipment and harness the worker was wearing prevented his free fall. The worker was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
This incident is a good example of how important it is in the construction industry to have the correct and properly working safety equipment at all times. The harness the worker was wearing may have saved his life.
Serious New Jersey slip-and-fall accidents at construction sites can cause catastrophic injuries or death, especially when safety equipment is not utilized, or, when the equipment fails to protect the worker because of a product defect, malfunction/disrepair, or, because of a lack of training in how to use the equipment.
Construction companies, supervisors and property owners have a legal obligation to provide safe working conditions for workers. When a New Jersey construction accident does happen, the workers’ compensation benefits provided to the injured worker are often inadequate to fully cover the full amount of harm suffered by the victim. An experienced New Jersey construction accident attorney can help injured victims determine if a third party, such as contractor, sub-contractor or the manufacturer of faulty equipment may be held liable for causing the accident.
The New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Blume Forte have assisted numerous injured workers pursue additional compensation through third-party claims. Call us at 973-845-4421 for a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim.