Construction Accident Lawyers in NJ
Did you know that construction accidents and construction site negligence accounts for 5.2 million injuries nationwide? Thousands of those injuries happen right here in New Jersey.
Even more alarming, an average of 16 workers die each day in workplace-related accidents throughout the country, creating a need for construction and worksite accident lawyers in NJ.
Working at a construction site is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Construction workers are exposed to a wide variety of hazards and face a greater risk of injury or fatality than employees in any other major industry in the country.
Worker’s Compensation is Often Not Enough
Construction workers that have been injured on the job generally file a Worker’s Compensation claim in an attempt to recover their damages. However, these claims often fail to adequately compensate the worker for all of their losses, which consist of:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future advancement potential
- Future loss of enjoyment
Injured construction workers may also be entitled to recover damages from a “third party,” which could include a negligent general contractor, negligent manufacturer, negligent supplier or negligent property owner.
Owners, architects, general contractors, suppliers and manufacturers all have a degree of responsibility in providing a safe work environment, which your construction accident lawyers in NJ are aware of. These individuals are required to provide a reasonably safe workplace, warn of hazards, coordinate job safety and supervise compliance with safety specifications.
When a construction accident occurs, these individuals and entities can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions by worksite accident lawyers in NJ. Some of the most common construction accidents consist of:
- Roof falls
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Lifting equipment failure
- Electric shock
- Fires and explosions
- Contact with operating equipment
- Structure failure
Since 1919, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has maintained a team of seasoned worksite attorneys, paralegals, investigators and an in-house medical staff that have been successfully representing victims and the families of those injured in construction site accidents in NJ.
Get your free consultation today or contact us for more information from our construction accident lawyers in NJ. You can also give us a call directly by dialing 855-800-0093.