Construction sites are extremely dangerous places to work. Across America, people are getting hurt or killed on construction sites at an alarming rate. New Jersey state law and federal regulations order strict safety standards on all sites. Protective gear and the limited exposure to dangerous substances are just some of the proactive regulations that facilitate a healthy and safe environment on construction sites. Sadly, those laws are often ignored. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that one in five worker deaths in the private sector were in construction. Most of those deaths were caused by falls. We hope that supervisors of construction sites would be mindful of health and safety regulations. Sometimes, this is just not the case. Construction site accidents happen too often. Most construction site injuries occur because of falls from heights. Workers fall from scaffolding and roofs on a regular basis. Sometimes a worker can get hurt from falling objects and faulty equipment. Burns, electrocution, and exposure to dangerous materials are common injuries that plague sites across New Jersey. The Mark Law Firm, LLC is here to assist you with getting the compensation you deserve from a construction site accident.
If you were in a construction accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and future pain and suffering. You also deserve damages if you are permanently disabled. Don’t be burdened with future unforeseen factors that will impact your quality of life. Workers’ compensation generally protects employers from lawsuits because they are providing a service to workers that get hurt, but many accidents are caused by faulty work equipment and the negligence of subcontractors. Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation, you may have a case against the manufacturer of the equipment or other workers that may have caused your injury. In these cases, it is important to know that if you win damages through a lawsuit against a third-party, you may have to pay back some or all of the money recovered through workers’ compensation for medical bills and other coverage. This could include the insurance company placing a lien on the recovered damages.
Construction sites are dangerous places to work. Those who are hurt at the hands of their employer’s negligence or the inaction of a third-party have a lot to consider. Speak to an experienced attorney at The Mark Law Firm, LLC to discuss your personal injury case. Our compassionate attorneys are available to ease you through the hardship and complication of your construction site accident. Protect yourself and your family from the financial and emotional burden of a construction site injury. Know your rights and let us guide you towards the best possible outcome.