Working in construction can be a very dangerous job. That’s why it’s important to have proper equipment and training in the workplace, otherwise, a range of accidents can occur. Construction site accidents that often result in injury include:
Accidents and injuries at construction sites can cause massive mental and physical damage, including broken bones, head trauma, paralysis and disability, and overexertion, and can put the victim and their family under overwhelming financial stress. Because of this, it’s important to know who the responsible party is. If the accident occurred due to an unsafe work environment, the victim could have a Workers’ Compensation claim against the responsible party, as the employers must provide sufficient construction equipment, protection, and training.
Along with the employer, other responsible parties could include general contractors, subcontractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers and designers, and engineers. Injured persons can file third-party liability claims against these parties in order to make up for adequate compensation.
Injuries in New Jersey require that injured workers file an accident claim before a given deadline. If this deadline is not met, you may not able to obtain any compensation at all. Workers should also remember to document any and all medical treatments, diagnostics, prescribed medications and conversations with involved parties. Keeping both self-written and official documents as proof will help to further your claim and may get you maximum compensation to cover your costs