Construction Accidents & Injuries
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a construction accident in New Jersey or in Pennsylvania? If so, you may have grounds for an accident claim against the parties responsible. Under personal injury law, victims of a construction injury or accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of an individual or business entity may seek financial compensation to cover the medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and other damages connected with such an injury. We urge you to contact our legal team as soon as possible for a consultation about your case. After an evaluation of your situation, our attorney can determine what specific legal steps may be taken on your behalf.
Construction Industry Accidents
The construction industry has very high worker injury rates. This is because of a workplace that is in constant flux with the use of heavy machines and equipment such as cranes, caterpillars, excavators, and forklifts as well as scaffolding, ladders, and other equipment. Injuries may result from unsafe or improper use of such equipment or lack of training, improper work methods, or dangerous site conditions. Resulting injuries may involve falls, burns, explosions, electrocution, exposure to dangerous chemicals or substances, and more.
Construction accidents may affect not only construction workers but bystanders and others passing by. Federal laws govern workplace safety, mainly the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. If an OSHA law or another safety regulation was violated resulting in a construction accident, the negligent party may be liable for the injuries. Those considered liable may include the construction site owner, architect and engineering personnel, contractors, construction managers, and construction equipment manufacturers.
For specific guidance concerning your construction accident, it is best to speak with one of our construction accident lawyers in New Jersey at Williams Cedar in a confidential consultation. Call us in New Jersey at 856-874-7500 or in Pennsylvania at 215-557-0099 or contact us online.