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Clifton Construction Accidents

Construction accidents may seem unexpected, but in reality, site managers and supervisors often have the power to foresee and prevent them. It is a construction company’s legal duty to maintain a reasonably safe construction site for workers and pedestrians. If you have an injury from a construction accident in Clifton, New Jersey, someone may owe you compensation.

Learn more about your right to file a claim during a free consultation with our Clifton personal injury lawyers at our local law firm. Call us at (862) 229-1137 today.

Why Clients Choose Console & Associates PC

  • We get personal with personal injury law, learning all we can about you, your injuries and how they have impacted your life before crafting a unique legal strategy based on your specific needs.
  • We use smart and proven negotiation techniques to obtain the best possible results. Our clients have received more than $100 million collectively in settlements and verdicts. We are not afraid to go up against employers and construction companies in court, if necessary.
  • We use a contingency fee arrangement so our clients do not pay out of pocket for legal services, ever. If we win your case, you will pay directly from the settlement or award won. If our lawyers do not win, you owe us nothing.

When Is a Construction Accident Negligence?

Most construction accidents are preventable. They occur when a site manager, worker or another party (such as a product manufacturer) does not meet the expected standards of care, leading to an unsafe work environment or avoidable accident. Construction accidents can injure workers, drivers or bystanders in Clifton. While any type of construction accident might give you grounds to file a lawsuit in New Jersey, certain kinds are most commonly involved in injury claims.

  • Slip, trip and fall accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Falling objects
  • Structural collapses
  • Transportation accidents
  • Caught in/between equipment
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Crane collapses
  • Rollover accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Acts of violence/animal attacks

Someone else might owe you compensation for your construction accident if that person owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and caused the accident. Your lawyer may be able to help you collect evidence and build a negligence claim against the defendant on your behalf. Getting to the bottom of how your injuries occurred and who may have been able to prevent them is necessary to move forward with a claim.

Compensation Available in New Jersey

Construction accidents can easily be catastrophic. Accidents involving heavy machinery, toxic substances, electrical currents and heights can cause many different critical injuries. An accident at work or while passing through a construction zone in Clifton could cause injuries such as bone fractures, dislocations, muscle tears, spine injuries, brain injuries, burns and internal organ damage. As the victim of a serious accident or a surviving loved one, the law may entitle you to damages.

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Disability expenses
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Occupational training
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death damages

If you were working at the time of your accident, wait before accepting a workers’ compensation settlement from your employer’s insurance company. Once you take a settlement, you give up the option to file a lawsuit against your employer for causing your injuries. A negligence claim, on the other hand, could end in better compensation. If someone other than your employer is to blame, however, you may receive payments through both workers’ comp and a negligence lawsuit. Speak to an attorney to get answers about your particular case.

Contact a Clifton Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are extremely dangerous for workers and nonworkers alike. Construction is the deadliest industry in America, based on worker fatality statistics. You are not alone as the victim of a construction accident in Clifton, New Jersey. You have rights and may be eligible for compensation from your employer, a construction site manager or a product manufacturer. An award could help you move forward. Speak to an attorney during a free consultation to learn more. Call (862) 229-1137 or contact us online today.

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