Construction workers are responsible for our infrastructure, and therefore contribute significantly to our way of life. Construction workers are tough, hard-working, and play a huge role in our society. If you are a construction worker are were injured on the job, you may be facing stifling medical bills, loss of wages, and more. This is why it is so important that you read more about construction site accidents and speak with an experienced attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. If you were injured in a construction site accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types of construction accidents?
On the construction site, any number of accidents can occur. Construction workers deal with numerous hazards every day. Some of these hazardous conditions may lead to:
- Slips and falls
- Falling debris
- Ladder collapses
- Ironworker accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Scaffolding collapses
- Crush accidents
- Trench cave-ins
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Toxic waste injuries
Additionally, several construction site accidents may also occur as a result of supervisor negligence or unsafe property conditions, both of which may entitle you to financial compensation.
Do I qualify for financial compensation?
If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation. If you are a construction worker, it is worth noting that you are not allowed to sue your employer directly, so your lawsuit will focus more on architects, designers, general contractors, equipment manufacturers, the property owner, and leasing agents. This is what is known as a third-party lawsuit. If you are a passerby who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and are injured in a construction site accident, you may also be entitled to compensation. As long as you are able to satisfy the burden of proof, you should be able to recover the financial compensation you need. Pictures and videos are generally the best way to prove your claim, though eyewitness testimony and medical documents will also usually help. However, you should note that if you were technically trespassing when you sustained your injuries, you will most likely not be able to recover financial compensation.
Contact our New Jersey firm
We understand the severity of construction site accidents. Most construction workers fearlessly and modestly do their job day in and day out, so do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you if you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Get in touch with an attorney who respects the trade and understands what your livelihood means to you.
If you or someone you know was involved in a construction site accident and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.