What Causes Construction Accidents in New Jersey?

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Construction workers have a difficult job. This is not only because it is hard work, but because the conditions of a construction site can often be hazardous. This can make it possible for serious accidents to happen in the event that mistakes are made and negligence occurs. These accidents can cause severe, life-changing injuries to the people who are involved. It is because of this that injured parties may be able to recover compensation with the assistance of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.

What are Causes of Construction Accidents?

There are many different ways that a construction accident can happen on a site in New Jersey, which can include but is limited to:

  • 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

How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?

When an injury occurs due to the negligence of another party, the injured party is able to pursue legal action to recover compensation. This allows them to have coverage for any damages stemming from the incident. To receive this, the injured party must file a personal injury claim and prove negligence. To do so, they are required to gather evidence that shows the behavior of the party in question directly caused the accident and their injuries. Evidence to back up a claim can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.

What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

After a workplace accident, employees usually do not want to sue their employer because it can make for an uneasy work environment. Instead, they may be able to receive workers’ compensation. In addition to this, it may also be possible to file a lawsuit against a third-party if they were responsible for the accident. In the event of construction accidents, a third-party may be a negligent equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more. 

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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 send us an email through our online contact form.