Construction Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

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Unfortunately, workplace accidents occur often. However, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. For examp,e, construction sites are especially dangerous. Read on to learn more about construction site accidents in New Jersey.

How do construction accidents occur?

When it comes to construction site injuries, there are a number of ways for an accident to occur. Construction site accidents often involve:

  • Scaffolding collapses/falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Explosions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting injuries
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent management
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Blade/saw accidents
  • Fall

Who is responsible for a construction accident?

In many cases, construction site accidents are due to negligence. This may include:

  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent supervisors
  • Defective construction equipment

Fulfilling the burden of proof:

To recover compensation, you will have to prove that your accident was a result of neglience. In order to do so, you and an attorney will have to work together to fulfill the burden of proof. This may involve documenting the scene of the accident. If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention. You should go to the hospital even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. This is because it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it. Additionally, this will help ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries, which can play a large role in a personal injury case. An attorney may be able to help you obtain further evidence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.

How long do I have to file a claim?

An injury can lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardships. For example, a serious injury can result in pain and suffering, difficulty performing everyday tasks, loss of enjoyment of life, exorbitant medical expenses, and more. In these cases, you may require compensation to help ease these burdens. It is important to note that there is a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is typically two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve to recover. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an attorney right away.

Our firm understands the toll an injury can take and we are here to fight for you. Contact us today to discuss your options with a skilled and dedicated personal injuury attorney.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.