South Jersey Construction Accident Injury Attorney
Construction sites are notably dangerous places with equipment and working conditions that can cause severe injuries if they are not maintained and taken care of correctly. At Garber Law, we know that construction companies have a responsibility to reasonably maintain their construction sites and to keep them safe for their workers and any visitors or people passing by the worksite.
We also know that clients who are injured in construction site accidents can have a difficult time paying for medical bills and dealing with lost wages when they are trying to recover from their injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, you need to contact an experienced premises liability lawyer to handle your case. Our firm has practiced personal injury law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1986. We fully investigate every case we handle to determine the extent and cause of your injuries and we work hard to get the resolution and damages you deserve.
Types Of Construction Accidents
There are many types of construction accidents. Many happen across a wide variety of industries. Some of the more common types of accidents are:
- Accidents caused by improper or poor
- Equipment of any type
- Nail guns
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic spills
- Accidents caused by poor supervision
- Cutting accidents
- Collapsed buildings
Construction Accident Causes
On a construction site, there are numerous problems that can cause serious injury, including:
- Inadequate safety inspections of equipment and materials
- Defective or poor equipment
- OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and local building code violations
- Falling materials or tools, or other objects that have been left unsecured on the ground
- Chemical leaks and explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Errors in judgment
- Many construction accidents are caused by a failure to properly inspect.
Remedies If An Employee Is Hurt
Most employees who are injured at work in a construction accident are covered by their state’s workers’ compensation laws. In workers’ compensation cases.
- The employee is covered without needing to show fault.
- The employee should be covered for his/her medical bills
- The employee normally receives a percentage of lost wages
- The employee does not receive money for pain and suffering
- The employee may have a case against a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer
Remedies If A Non-Employee Is Hurt
Who might be responsible? Sometimes a nonemployer is responsible for the worker’s or nonworker’s injuries. At Garber Law, we hold these nonemployers accountable. Some examples of non-employers who may be responsible include:
- A manufacturer of faulty construction equipment or machinery
- The owner of the building or place where the accident happened
- Independent contractors – the prime contractor, construction constructor and subcontractor
- The employer may be liable to nonemployees.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been hurt because of a construction accident or because of any accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Garber Law today to make an appointment for a free initial consultation. We have evening and weekend appointments available and will also make off-site and hospital visits.