Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in America. 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:
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 Forte 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 15 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 Forte today at (973) 635-5400 for a free case evaluation with an aggressive NJ personal injury attorney.
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