Construction work is inherently dangerous. Work and safety regulations that are in place through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) only do so much in preventing construction accidents. In many of these cases, the employee is working in conditions that would not be deemed appropriate by OSHA or other applicable regulations or industry standards. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident in New Jersey, you should reach out to an experienced construction accident attorney right away. The Law Office of Craig Rothenberg can help make sure you are compensated appropriately.
Types of Construction Accidents
The most common causes of construction-related injuries or deaths include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling objects or projectiles
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxic materials (i.e, asbestos, silica)
- Burns (chemical, electrical, flame)
- Faulty equipment or machinery
Compensation for a Construction Accident
Workers compensation insurance is available to pay employees who were injured on the job and often serves to bar an injured employee from recovering non-economic damages from his or her employer. However, in some situations, an injured employee may be eligible to seek recovery of non-economic damages above and beyond a workers compensation award.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is critical that you contact our Office as soon as possible to discuss your case. There may be deadlines and/or statutes of limitations and/or notice requirements that could impact your ability to pursue a third-party claim at some point in the future.
Contact a New Brunswick Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, The Law Office of Craig Rothenberg has the knowledge and experience to ensure you get fair compensation following a construction accident. Contact us today to discuss your case and we will guide you through the process and get you a proper settlement.