New Jersey Construction Accident Attorneys
Seek Compensation After a Construction Accident
Working on a construction site has many dangers. There are regulations to minimize the risks, but sometimes they are not enough to prevent an accident. Sometimes safety regulations are disregarded by your employer or coworkers. Getting into a workplace accident can lead to costly medical expenses and lost wages. If you’ve been injured, contact the experienced construction site accident lawyers at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco, who will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Types of Construction Injuries
There are many potential hazards on a construction site, from power tools and machinery to heights, chemicals, and electrical wires. Our attorneys handle construction site injuries of all types:
- Falls from scaffolding, roofs, or ladders
- Injuries from fallen objects
- Tool injuries, such as from nail guns and welders
- Heavy machinery, crane, and forklift accidents
- Electrocution and fires
- Toxic chemical exposure
What to Do After a Construction Accident
A construction site injury can be traumatic, and you may be unsure of what to do afterward. The proper steps are outlined below:
- Seek Medical Attention: If your injury is serious enough to warrant immediate medical attention, see a doctor or go to the emergency room right away. It’s important to take care of your health first.
- Report the Accident to Your Employer: Notify your employer about the accident as soon as you can. They may have some paperwork for you to fill out, so be sure to keep a copy for your records. If you plan to file for Workers’ Compensation, you must notify your employer in writing within 30 days of the accident.
- Gather Documentation: If possible, take pictures of the accident scene and get the contact information of any witnesses. Get documentation of your injury from your doctor, and keep records of any correspondence with your medical team, employer, their insurance company, and the Workers’ Compensation Board.
- Contact a Construction Accident Attorney: A personal injury attorney that is experienced in construction accidents will know the ins and outs of the legal system and the Workers’ Compensation program. You may lose out on compensation you are entitled to if you try to navigate it alone.
Who Is Responsible for Construction Site Accidents?
Construction site injuries can be complicated to navigate, as multiple parties may be considered legally and financially responsible. An injured worker is entitled to Workers’ Compensation, but that is often inadequate to fully cover lost wages and medical expenses. In addition to their employer, an injured worker may also seek damages from third parties, such as developers, contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, delivery services, or other parties who work on the site.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, your employer may tell you that your compensation is limited to what you receive from the Workers’ Compensation Board. However, that is not the case in many situations, and often Workers’ Compensation coverage fails to provide sufficient compensation for the injured worker. A Workers’ Compensation attorney can help you seek additional damages if your employer was negligent or if the injury was caused by a third party, such as the manufacturer of a defective product or a toxic substance.
Contact Maggs McDermott & DiCicco
Don’t wait to contact us if you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New Jersey. The attorneys at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco are here to aggressively fight for a settlement that can help you get your life back on track. Contact us today so we can review your case right away.