Working in construction is a hard job for many reasons. One of these being that construction sites often have many things going on, making it potentially hazardous in the event that negligence occurs. When this happens, it can cause accidents that result in potentially life-changing injuries for those who are involved. These individuals can pursue legal action to recover compensation with the help of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney to guide them through the process.
What are Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents can happen in a variety of ways. This can include but is not limited to the following hazards:
- Scaffolding collapses/falls
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Building collapses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent management
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Blade/saw accidents
How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?
Personal injury accidents often have devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences. It is because of this that injured parties often want to pursue legal action to hold the negligent party liable and recover compensation as coverage for any damages. To do so, they must file a personal injury claim and prove negligence. To do so, they are required to gather evidence that shows negligence directly caused the accident and their injuries. Beneficial evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.
What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?
After a workplace accident, employees often do not choose to sue their employer. This is because it can make for a difficult work environment. It is because of this that workers’ compensation may be recovered. However, accidents may also happen due to the negligence of a third party. In these situations, injured parties can pursue a third party lawsuit to recover compensation. In terms of construction accidents, a third-party may be an equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more.
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.