New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction-related injuries are common, but the personal injuries that workers suffer can be devastating. Usually, workers are able to get back to their job within thirty days, but many construction workers die each year from on-the-job injuries.
Who is responsible for construction accidents
The most common types of injuries are related to:
- Trench collapses.
- Scaffold collapses.
- Arc flash.
- Failure to wear protective gear.
- Forklift accidents.
- Ladder falls.
The most common types of deaths on New Jersey construction sites in 2012 were:
- Transportation incidents: Forty-one percent.
- Falls: Twelve percent.
- Struck by object or equipment: Twelve percent.
- Exposure to harmful substances or chemicals: Seven percent.
- Fires and explosions: Three percent.
A general contractor or subcontractor has a responsibility to make certain that a work site is reasonably safe. Construction equipment manufacturers could be negligent if they have created a defective product used by employees.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to:
- Provide a workplace free of hazards that can result in injury or death.
- Ensure that their employees have access to equipment that can prevent injury or death.
- Ensure all company practices comply with standards of the construction industry.
If you were injured on a construction accident, some of the individuals who may be liable are:
- The construction site owners.
- The general contractor.
- The equipment manufacturers.
Construction Accident Lawsuits
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our aggressive accident lawyers are experienced — and highly successful — in representing workers who have been injured on a construction site.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on the job, Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman will represent you in obtaining monetary damages from any responsible third parties. Our construction accident lawyers, based in Essex County, New Jersey, have extensive experience in handling all types of workplace injuries, such as scaffolding collapses, forklift accidents, ladder accidents, machine malfunctions, injuries due to improper loading, and site accidents.
For example, over the past few years, our lawyers obtained a $33.9 million settlement involving a defective product in the workplace, a $7 million settlement for a construction worker who was severely injured when a scaffold plank broke causing him to fall eight feet down and suffered a broken back and left him paralyzed from the waist down, a $4.15 million settlement for an employee who suffered a brain injury after a hutch fell on him while he was at his desk, a $3.69 million settlement for a worker who was severely burned when he was hit with an arc flash explosion on a construction site, a $2 million settlement for an worker who was seriously injured when a structure fell and crushed him, a $1.8 million settlement for a painter who was seriously injured and suffered debilitating back injuries after falling from a defective scaffolding, and a $1.5 million settlement for an accident in which an iron worker suffered a closed head injury and balance problems due to a fall from heavy machinery. We also obtained a $550,000 settlement for a machine operator who suffered a serious eye injury when the machine malfunctioned. We have also been named to the Best New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers list by the Best Lawyers in America magazine.
At the New Jersey offices of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our construction accident lawyers specialize in protecting the rights of injured workers in recovering damages. We assess the situation, visit the location, take photos, document your injuries, and provide the most aggressive and effective legal representation.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident, please contact our New Jersey construction accident lawyers. One of our attorneys will respond as soon as possible to discuss your claim at no cost to you.