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Construction trades are dangerous by their very nature. The presence of heavy machinery, workers directed to complete multiple projects simultaneously, and hazards such as heights, electrical components, chemical exposure, and other causes of bodily harm contribute to a profession where both workers and passersby have an increased potential for injury. This is particularly true when safety standards are lax or absent, warnings are unclear or not present, or training is inadequate considering the risks involved. Construction sites have the inherent potential for catastrophic injury when the conditions for a safe workplace are not diligently observed—in fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents resulted in nearly 1,000 deaths in 2016 alone.
If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a construction site accident in Nutley or elsewhere in Essex County, NJ, contact our knowledgeable legal team at Birkhold & Maider, LLC, and our experienced attorneys will evaluate the conditions under which your injuries were sustained. If necessary, we are prepared to retain highly respected experts in the field to compile a compelling claim for compensation in your case. Through careful assessment and preparation, our personal injury lawyers help victims and their families obtain cash settlements for injury, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. While it is at times necessary to take these matters to trial, in many cases our legal team is able to negotiate fair and compensatory settlements, which can help to decrease client stress during an already stressful time.
We look at the full picture to understand how the injury has impacted your ability to enjoy life and are committed to building the strongest possible argument to hold the negligent party fully accountable for all damage caused to your life.
Our experienced construction accident lawyers are here to help you understand your legal rights and the potential remedies available to compensate you for your injury. We have a proven track record of successfully helping clients recover fair compensation awards based upon construction site injury claims involving:
A complex set of state and federal regulations provide specific safety guidelines and standards that must be satisfied in order to keep workers safe. When someone else fails to adhere to these guidelines or properly train workers to keep those present on the construction site safe, you may be entitled to recover compensation to hold those parties accountable.
Our Nutley, NJ-based construction accident lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC understand how important it is to retain the services of a lawyer who is familiar with all construction trades, the type of work you are expected to perform, and the relevant laws governing both union and non-union general trade workers. We have the in-depth understanding of the construction industry necessary to effectively advocate for your right to recover fair and just compensation for injuries resulting from all manner of construction site accidents.
If you were working in New Jersey at the time of the accident, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits—but many construction accident victims are also entitled to bring a personal injury claim against a third-party whose negligence or recklessness contributed to the cause of the accident. Our experienced construction accident lawyers can also help you navigate the complex interplay between the New Jersey workers’ compensation system and your third-party claim against other potentially responsible parties. Depending upon the specific circumstances of your accident, we may be able to bring a claim for compensation against a negligent:
New Jersey law provides workers with significant rights after sustaining injuries in a construction accident and our injury law experts at Birkhold & Maider, LLC will provide you with the guidance and assistance needed to fully utilize those rights to restore your health and well-being, as well as secure your employment status. Don’t leave potential help on the table—call or contact our experienced Essex County construction accident lawyers for a free case evaluation today.
While our lawyers will provide guidance specific to your case, in general, you should file a workers’ compensation claim and follow the procedures to gain benefits under that system as soon as possible. This means notifying your supervisor of the accident and seeking prompt medical care. A personal injury lawsuit may be possible if it was not actually your technical employer whose negligence caused the accident. Although you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit under New Jersey law, you should also consult with our construction accident lawyers as soon as possible even if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits based upon your injuries so that we can evaluate your potential claim for additional compensation.
In most cases, workers’ compensation protects your formal employer and any co-workers from a personal injury lawsuit based upon your construction accident injuries. However, if it can be established that your employer acted intentionally or with extreme reckless disregard for worker safety, it may be possible to file a lawsuit—but these situations are rare and should be discussed with our construction accident lawyers so that we can evaluate their potential viability based on the specific facts of your case.
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