New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer
80 Years’ Experience Serving Injured Workers
Construction site accidents often produce some of the most serious injuries. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific safety standards that work sites must comply with. They must be followed carefully to prevent injuries in construction zones. If OSHA standards are ignored or violated, it could lead to dangerous accidents or workplace accidents. The good news is that Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is here to help.
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Work Environment Hazards & Dangers
There are many workers at a job site, including plumbers, electricians, framers, and any other laborers or subcontractors. The general contractor is obligated to coordinate all the workers at the site to ensure a safe work environment exists according to OSHA standards. It is the obligation of the general contractor to provide a safe workplace for the workers by thoroughly inspecting each site with safety engineers and providing safety programs for employees.
Common dangers that workers can face include:
- Explosions or fires
- Equipment malfunctions
- Improperly constructed scaffolding
- Forklift, truck, or crane accidents
- Falling objects or equipment
- Lack of supervision or training
What Is a Third-Party Claim?
While workers’ compensation may cover your basic medical costs and temporary wages, it often doesn’t cover extensive damages that can occur in severe construction accident cases. There are other legal options outside of workers’ compensation. In cases where a third party was involved, you can pursue a claim against them on top of your workers’ comp claim.
Common third parties in construction accidents include:
- An equipment manufacturer or distributor
- A second contractor or other company who supplied faulty services
- The other driver in a vehicle accident
- General contractors who failed to adequately supervise
- Any other outside party who contributed to your injuries
Identifying a third party and proving their liability can be challenging, especially without a qualified injury attorney on your side. The good news is that our firm has 80 years of experience and a track record of success. We know how to obtain compensation for our clients both in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys can investigate your construction accident and help you develop a compelling workers’ comp and third-party claim when possible.
Call Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at (732) 440-3089
We are your neighbors, your lawyers. Why settle for anything less than the leading trial attorneys in the state? When you trust your construction site accident case to Levinson Axelrod, P.A., you can be confident knowing we have the expertise and resources to handle it. Our New Jersey construction accident legal team is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation. Ready to let us build your case?
Call (732) 440-3089 to set up a free consultation with our firm.