New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
Providing aggressive representation for clients injured in construction accidents
Under New Jersey law, the general contractor of a building project has a legal duty to maintain safe working conditions on a job site. Oftentimes, however, contractors will sacrifice worker safety for larger profits, and construction workers end up working in unsafe conditions. If you are a construction worker injured on a job site anywhere in New Jersey, talk to a lawyer at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. We aggressively protect the rights of builders and subcontractors who have been injured on the job due to the negligence or misconduct of a general contractor, property owner, equipment manufacturer, or other subcontractor working on the site.
Examples of common construction site accidents in NJ
Our NJ personal injury law firm has a successful record of obtaining significant settlements and verdicts in construction site injury claims that result from:
- Fall injuries, defective scaffolding, and unsafe ladders
- Injuries from falling products, materials, and tools
- Being caught between objects
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Burns, including welding burn injuries and explosion accidents
- Construction truck injuries, forklift accidents
- Conveyor, hoist, and crane accidents
- Equipment malfunction
- Forklift accidents
- Hazardous toxic material and chemical exposure
- Injuries from roof, wall and trench collapses
- Nail gun injuries
- Power tool injuries, table saw accidents, air hammer injuries
What are some common construction accident injuries our New Jersey lawyers see?
Serious construction accident injuries such as the ones listed below are likely to require extensive medical treatment and long-term care:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back or neck injuries
- Traumatic amputation or limb loss
- Crush injuries
- Burns, scarring, and disfiguring burns
- Electric shock
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Broken bones
- Knee, ankle, and foot injury
- Neck, shoulder, or back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Illnesses from toxic chemical exposure
Construction accident injury and fatality statistics
The construction industry has the greatest number of worker fatalities and serious injuries in the U.S. workforce. According to OSHA, nearly 991 construction accident deaths occurred in 2016. Of the 5,190 total worker fatalities, construction worker fatalities accounted for about 21.1% of the total, which works out to one in five worker deaths was a construction worker in 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were approximately 2.9 million employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016, which is down 48,500 injuries from the year before.
Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers fight to ensure that your financial future is secure after a construction accident and you can get the care you need.
Our proven record in construction accident injury settlements in NJ
One of our partners, Barry R. Eichen of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP represented Ward v. Aurolife: The plaintiff was a 60-year-old foreman of a Plumbing/HVAC company injured when he fell through a 6×6 square hole on a second-floor mezzanine. The plaintiff suffered a fractured pelvis requiring a plate and screws, lumbar spine, ribs, and left foot. Plaintiff also suffered a traumatic brain injury, and he now walks with a permanent limp. The injuries have rendered the plaintiff unable to return to his job as a construction foreman. He settled his case for $5.35 million.
You can take a look at our verdicts and settlements page where you will find that we have secured more than $750 million on behalf of our clients who were injured because of someone else's negligence.
What happens if you are an undocumented worker injured on a construction job?
New Jersey case law has determined that workers injured on construction sites and in other workplace accidents have the right to sue the responsible party for damages, even if they are not working in the U.S. legally. Our attorneys work individually with our clients and understand their concerns regarding U.S. immigration laws. We are discreet and confidential, and work aggressively to settle the matter with the best possible financial outcome.
What to do after being injured in a construction accident in NJ
It is essential that you contact a New Jersey construction accident lawyer as soon as possible after your injury or loss. Determining liability in a construction accident can be complicated, and an experienced attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP can take steps now to preserve evidence and identify all responsible parties to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve, and all liable parties are held accountable for unlawful negligence. There is also a short, two-year statute of limitations to take legal action for a workplace injury, so the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started preparing a compelling case for you.
Safeguarding the rights of injured NJ construction workers
From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout New Jersey. Call Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer at an office nearest to you.