Injured on the Job? Contact Experienced New Jersey Construction Accident Attorneys for Help Today

Construction work can be very dangerous because the work is often done at elevated heights. Additionally, much of this work involves heavy machinery and dangerous tools. These dangers need to be acknowledged because nobody should have to worry about losing their life simply for going to work and doing their job. Construction workers in Camden are trying to earn a living and provide for their families. Construction site operators in Cumberland County who ignore or completely disregard safety standards need to be held accountable because it is wrong for a company to prioritize dollars ahead of worker safety. Moreover, your employer has a legal duty to provide medical services or disability benefits for any injuries you suffered while working at the construction site.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is a law firm with an established reputation and a standard of excellence in New Jersey, including Burlington County, Cumberland County, and Camden County. We are relentless advocates for injured construction workers because we believe that worker safety is paramount at construction sites. That’s why our highly resourceful personal injury attorneys will use their years of experience in NJ courtrooms to maximize your compensation and secure the best possible outcome in your construction accident case. Call us today.

Causes of Construction Accidents in Burlington County, NJ

Since construction sites are incredibly dangerous workplaces, there can be a variety of reasons for a construction accident. Some of the most frequent causes of construction accidents in New Jersey include:

  • Falls from Roofs: Construction workers who work on roofs are likely to suffer serious injuries when they fall.
  • Falls into Ditches: Construction sites are often filled with ditches and holes that pose risks to workers.
  • Unguarded Scaffolding: Workers at construction sites often have to perform tasks from a high altitude. As a result, scaffolding needs to be guarded to prevent these workers from falling and suffering significant injuries.
  • Falling Objects: Workers at construction sites can be hit by falling tools and equipment. When these items fall from high scaffolding, the injuries are often severe.
  • Debris: Construction sites are usually filled with debris like tools and work materials that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents.
  • Machinery Malfunctions: Since construction workers often work with heavy machinery and equipment, any kind of machine malfunction can pose significant dangers. Some of the most common construction site accidents involve table saws, nail guns, forklifts, and elevators.
  • Crane Collapse: Construction site operators are required to use cranes for certain tasks, such as excavation. When a crane collapses at a construction site, workers can suffer severe injuries.

Construction Accident Law in New Jersey

New Jersey law requires anyone injured in a construction accident to prove that the liable party failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the accident. This is known as the “reasonable person standard.” When making a determination about a construction site operator’s reasonableness, NJ courts often refer to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations in construction accident cases. If the defendant violated OSHA regulations, they may be found to have acted unreasonably.

When it comes to compensation, New Jersey does not place any caps or limits on compensatory damages in construction accident cases. You might also be entitled to punitive damages. These are damages that punish negligent parties in personal injury cases. New Jersey placed a limit on punitive damages: either $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater.

Contact an Evesham Construction Site Injury Lawyer

Craig Altman is prepared to fight for you and help you secure maximum compensation for your construction accident injuries. Craig and the other skilled lawyers at our firm handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get a dime until you get paid. Call us now to discuss your case over the phone, or fill out our convenient online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at the firm’s offices in Pennsauken or Vineland.

 

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The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman Helps Injured Workers in Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey.

If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

If we don’t secure a recovery for you, you don’t owe us a dime.

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(215) 569-4488


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(856) 327-8899

Philadelphia, PA

19 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA
19103

Vineland, NJ

1173 E Landis Ave Suite 103 Vineland, NJ
08360

Pennsauken, NJ

6951 North Park Drive Pennsauken, NJ
08109