Your Construction Accident Injury Didn't Have to Happen

A construction worker with an injured knee

Your safety is your employer's responsibility.

Levinson Axelrod, P.A. specializes in representing clients who have been seriously injured in construction accidents in New Jersey.

If you've been injured on a construction worksite, you deserve to understand your rights and legal options. Our workers' compensation attorneys have the answers you need.

Our expertise in safety standards, diligence in scrutinizing construction sites and skill in seeking out experts’ views help us fight for the justice you deserve.

There's no excuse for sub-standard safety at a construction site.

You didn't deserve to be injured.

You work hard. That's why we work hard to obtain the highest settlement possible for the pain and suffering you've endured.

Your Rights to Safety as a Construction Worker

People employed on construction sites work in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Hundreds of thousands of workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents each year. With the growth of construction in New Jersey today, here are some important things to know about construction injuries:

  • It is the responsibility of the construction companies to thoroughly inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs for employees. When these measures are not implemented or fail to protect construction workers, the owners, architects, insurance companies, and equipment manufacturers can be held legally responsible.
  • Third party negligence means the manufacturers of the various equipment and products used on the site can be found liable. It is also possible that subcontractors and even the general contractor may be contractually responsible for damages.
  • Worker’s compensation provides those workers injured on the job, or suffering from a disease while in the course of employment, benefits that include payments based on the employee’s wages and total or partial disability. Unfortunately, this alone may not be enough compensation.

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Types of Construction Accidents

Approximately 40% of all construction site fatalities involve electrocution. Other accidents and injuries that can take place at a construction site include:

Construction Site Falls

a fallen construction workerFalls will kill 1/3 of the nearly 1000 construction workers fatally injured on the job this year. Worksites may be unstable. Fall protection equipment may be misused. These accidents could be prevented.

Crane Accidents

crane over a city skylineCranes cause many serious and fatal injuries every year. Hazards such as power lines, dangers during assembly or dismantling the crane, and even construction defects can lead to an accident.

Scaffolding Accidents

a worker on scaffoldingMost are attributed to negligent construction and maintenance of the scaffolding. 10,000 of the 500,000 injuries that occur annually on construction sites are associated with work on scaffolds.

Compressed Gases Hazards

a fire along a loading dock wallMechanical as well as chemical dangers accompany the wide use of compressed gases in construction projects. Failure to follow safe handling procedures injures thousands of workers each year.

Dangerous and Defective Machines

old worn down machine gearsSerious injuries result from moving machine parts when safeguards aren't implemented. Such preventable injuries can occur when using mechanical power presses, nail guns, and other dangerous machines.

Mechanical Hazards

machine and operatorThe point of operation, power transmission apparatus and other moving parts of machines pose hazards on construction sites, and safety measures must be taken to protect those on the site.

Logging Accidents

red hard hat on logsPossibly the most dangerous occupation in the country, logging can cause serious accidents. There's danger in managing massive weights and uncontrollable momentum of falling, rolling logs daily.

Welding, Cutting and Brazing Accidents

a welder using machineryThese hazardous activities pose safety and health risks that require employers to determine all exposures to hazards in the workplace and determine what protective equipment should be used.

If you have been seriously injured as the result of a construction accident in New Jersey, the attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. We help our clients fight back with cases expertly and expediently handled by our team including Certified Civil Trial Attorneys and knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury lawyers. Our reputation for favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients is built on unparalleled compassion, strategy and performance.

Read about recent settlements, construction law and news in our construction accident blog posts.

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Types of Construction Injuries

Construction injuries often vary depending on the type of work being performed and the circumstances surrounding the environment and the individual which may be affected. In most cases, construction injuries are minor; however, there are serious consequences which are often overlooked. Chronic injuries often result in the negligence of a worker whom fails to follow specific safety procedures, occasionally resulting in death.

Some types of construction injuries include:

Following any type of injury, a person should seek immediate medical attention as they may be entitled to compensation for any losses and damages that result. Any documents received at this time may be used by our attorneys to formulate a robust case against the negligent and injury causing individual or entity.

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Contact Our New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers Today

At the law offices of Levinson Axelrod, our team has great sympathy for those injured on the job, along with the family of that individual, as they may also suffer emotionally and financially following the accident.

With seven offices in Flemington, Howell, Hillsborough, Forked River, Belford, Jamesburg and Edison, New Jersey, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed.

Some of the areas our attorneys serve include:

  • Atco
  • Atlantic City
  • Brick
  • Brigantine
  • Franklin
  • Howell
  • Millville
  • Mullica Hill
  • New Egypt
  • Vineland

Start your free construction accident case review now:
Contact us online or call 1-800-346-5529 to get started.

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