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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:

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 $500 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 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer at an office nearest to you.

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Testimonials

I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-22T00:29:45+00:00

~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:07:23+00:00

~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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