Construction Injury

New Jersey Construction Accident Injury Attorneys

It’s no wonder you must wear a hardhat any time you’re near a construction site. Being a construction worker is one of the most dangerous jobs in New Jersey. Owners of property, general contractors, and construction managers often fail to provide safe work environments for construction workers.

Dangerous debris and unsecure materials lead to dangerous construction sites. And even though strict safety standards and regulations are in place, construction accidents still occur, unfortunately often resulting in serious injury or death.

The good news? New Jersey law allows injured workers to bring lawsuits against property owners, general contractors, and construction managers. And New Brunswick, NJ construction accident attorneys, Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq can help.

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Why Do You Need a Construction Injury Lawyer?

Construction accidents are ranked third for injury-caused deaths, behind mining and agriculture. Fifteen out of 100,000 construction workers die due to construction accidents!

Here are just a few examples of the types that may cause serious injury or death, despite tough regulations:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • High altitude falls
  • Electrocution
  • Machinery accidents
  • Injuries from falling items
  • Heavy equipment injuries

Prepared for Trial

Every construction injury attorney at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq prepares every case for trial, not for settlement purposes only. Each construction injury lawyer can help you receive New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits and possibly recover damages for pain and suffering, or losses you may have experienced due to your construction accident.

What to do after being injured in a construction accident in NJ

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New Jersey, you must contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Determining liability in these cases can be complicated, and an attorney can take steps now to preserve evidence and identify all responsible parties.

This ensures that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve and that all liable parties are held accountable. Keep in mind that there is also a short, two-year statute of limitations to take legal action for a workplace injury. So don’t delay — contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Common Liable Parties in a New Jersey Construction Accident

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may be wondering if you have any legal options available to you. In New Jersey, workers’ compensation insurance generally prevents employees from filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers. However, there may be other parties who can be held liable for your injuries.

Some common liable parties in a New Jersey construction accident include the following:

  • The construction site owner — Many construction accidents result from hazardous conditions on the job site. The owner of the property where the construction is taking place may be held liable if they knew or should have known about the hazards and failed to take action to correct them.
  • The general contractor — The general contractor is typically responsible for overseeing the construction project and ensuring that it is carried out safely. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any resulting accidents and injuries.
  • The manufacturer of defective equipment — If you were injured by a piece of defective equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment may be held liable.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options. An attorney can help you investigate the accident and determine who may be held liable for your injuries.

Common New Jersey Workplace Violations in the Construction Industry

OSHA takes workplace safety violations and their resulting injuries very seriously. They keep detailed statistics to monitor ongoing trends. According to OSHA’s list of commonly used statistics, five of the most common safety violations in one recent year specifically involved the construction industry.

Those violations were:

  • Fall protection systems violations
  • Ladder safety violations
  • Scaffolding safety violations
  • Fall protection training violations
  • Eye and face protection violations

If you work in the construction industry in New Jersey, it is important to be aware of these potential hazards and take steps to avoid them. If you are injured on the job due to a workplace violation, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

How Much Do You Get Paid on Worker’s Comp in New Jersey?

If you’re injured at work in New Jersey, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can include coverage of your medical expenses and wage replacement if you miss work. Here’s what you need to know about how much you may receive in workers’ comp benefits in the Garden State.

Medical Benefits

If you’re injured on the job in New Jersey, your medical expenses will be covered by workers’ compensation. This includes not only the cost of treatment by a doctor or at a hospital but also any necessary rehabilitation or therapy. Your benefits will continue until you either make a full recovery or your doctor decides that further treatment won’t improve your condition.

Wage Replacement Benefits

If you’re unable to work for more than seven days after your accident, you’re entitled to wage replacement benefits. These benefits are calculated using your average weekly wages before the accident and will be paid retroactively to the date of the accident. You’ll receive 70% of your average weekly wages, up to a maximum amount set by the state. These benefits will continue until you’re able to return to work or your doctor determines that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement.

Permanent Disability Benefits

If you suffer a permanent disability as a result of your on-the-job injury, you may be eligible for additional benefits. These benefits are based on a schedule outlined in state law and are paid in addition to your wage replacement benefits.

If you’re injured at work, it’s important to know what workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to in New Jersey. By understanding the types of benefits available, you can ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you’re entitled.

Contact a New Jersey Worker’s Comp Construction Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you know how stressful and overwhelming the process of seeking workers’ compensation can be. The last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to pay your bills and support your family. Fortunately, the experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Garces Grabler & LeBrocq can help.

We know how to navigate the workers’ compensation system and will work tirelessly to get you the benefits you deserve. We have a team of experts who can help build a strong case on your behalf, so you can focus on your recovery.

Don’t let the workers’ comp system work against you. We have convenient locations throughout New Jersey, and we’re ready to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

If you or someone you care about was injured in a construction accident, contact an experienced NJ construction accident attorney at the law offices of Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq today at 800.923.3456. Our New Brunswick NJ construction site accident attorneys are eager to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

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