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What are Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New Jersey?

Working on a construction site can often be dangerous. This is because there are usually many things going on at a time with potentially hazardous equipment. In the event that negligence takes place, it can cause a serious accident that has the potential to result in life-changing injuries to those who are involved. If you were involved in a construction accident and wish to explore your options to recover compensation, continue reading below and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.

What are Causes of Construction Accidents?

There are many ways that a construction accident can happen in New Jersey, which can include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Scaffolding collapses/falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Explosions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting injuries
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent management
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Blade/saw accidents
  • Falls

How do I Receive Financial Compensation?

When a personal injury accident happens, it can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. It is because of this that injured parties may wish to recover compensation for these damages. In New Jersey, there are different ways this can be done. For one, legal action can be pursued. However, construction workers often do not want to sue their employer, as it can cause their work environment to become uncomfortable. Instead, they may receive workers’ compensation as coverage.

Alternatively, it is also possible for an accident to be the result of a third-party’s wrongdoing. When dealing with construction, this may be an equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more. In order to pursue legal action against a third-party, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. During this time, they must prove negligence occurred and directly caused their injuries. This can be done with evidence such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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