New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction & Work Site Accident Attorneys in Newark, Monmouth and Bergen County
The majority of construction and worksite accidents are avoidable and usually caused by contractors not following basic safety rules. When this happens, serious injuries will occur, including fractures, burn injuries, amputations, head or neck injuries, brain injury, spinal cord injury, partial or complete paralysis, vision loss, hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, muscular imbalances, psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric conditions such as anxiety or depression. Not all injuries will result in a case. To be sure, you should consult with the best workplace accident attorney possible.
Chronic exposure injuries can also occur on the job. This can come from exposure to hazardous chemicals or materials, such as asbestos, or carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that develops as a result of doing the same activity over and over for an extended period of time (e.g., computer work). These illnesses and symptoms usually develop over a period of time, unlike acute workplace traumas. Common work traumas occur from things like trucking accidents, scaffold collapse, ladder falls, an explosion, unsafe power tools, trench collapses or defective mechanical equipment.
Whether the circumstances related to the workplace accident call for submission of a workers’ comp claim, or if they warrant legal action, there are steps that should be taken to protect the worker’s rights. First and foremost – the injured worker should obtain medical treatment for their injuries. Documentation is tremendously important when it comes to submitting any type of claim. The incident should be reported to the worker’s employer / supervisor. A log of witnesses should be taken as well as witness statements. Document the scene of the incident with photos. If there was specific equipment or tools related to the accident, keep them if possible, or at a minimum photograph them.
Workplace accidents cause serious injuries that require medical care, loss of income and permanent life changes. Recovery can be long and painful, and quite costly. Often times, workers compensation insurance offers minimal benefits that may not include the long term financial burden caused by the injuries and may also not include compensation for pain and suffering. The personal injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in handling liability claims related to worksite accidents, as well as workers compensation insurance claims. We have obtained successful recoveries which have benefited our clients and society as a whole by making work places safer. Our personal injury attorneys can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and assist you with mapping out the best course of action to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive appropriate compensation.