Camden Construction Accident Lawyer

When you’re at work, you expect a certain level of safety and precaution so that everyone gets to go home in one piece at the end of the day. Those who work in the construction industry know how dangerous the jobs and the job sites can be and how frequently accidents may occur.

If you’ve been injured while working at a construction site, Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can help you seek compensation through your employer or pursue legal action against anyone else responsible for your injuries and damages. Navigating the claims filing process on your own can be a bit challenging, which is why you will want to reach out to a Camden construction accident lawyer for help. Our attorneys are available for free consultations to discuss your case.

Common Types of Accidents That Occur on Building Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth guidelines that companies and their employees should follow to maintain a safe work environment. OSHA has also provided the top four construction hazards and how to prevent them from occurring.

Those hazards are:

  • Falls
  • Struck by
  • Caught in/between
  • Electrocutions

Even when workers or employers follow the recommended safety procedures, accidents caused by hazards like those mentioned above still occur on construction sites daily. These accidents can be caused by workers going too quickly in an attempt to meet a deadline, or employers cutting corners and purchasing cheaper or broken equipment.

Injuries Construction Workers Suffer

Accidents on construction sites can lead to many different types of serious injuries, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns

Whether you’ve suffered one of the injuries above or a different one while working on a New Jersey construction site, we urge you to reach out to us at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan for help. When you do, we’ll put you in touch with a Camden construction accident lawyer to discuss your case and any legal options you may have. So, if you’re ready to take the next steps in your case, reach out to our office for a free consultation.

What To Do After You’ve Been Hurt

According to 2022 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 69,200 reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in New Jersey; of those, 3,500 were employees in the construction industry. These incidents are unfortunately commonplace, and if you’re in an accident in the workplace, you should:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Report your workplace injury to your employer
  • Begin a workers’ compensation claim
  • Contact us at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan to speak with a legal representative

Although employers in New Jersey carry workers’ compensation insurance for situations just like yours, these benefits only cover medical expenses, lost wages, disability, and death benefits, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Workers’ compensation will not pay you for any emotional or mental trauma you have suffered.

What If a Third Party Caused the Accident?

We’ve covered that most employees can file for workers’ compensation in the event that they’ve been injured while working, but what can you do if your accident was caused by someone else?

Say, for example, that a subcontractor incorrectly secured equipment or a delivery person left a package in a bad place, and your accident was caused by this type of careless action. Since you were injured while working, you can still pursue workers’ compensation; however, you could also pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the third-party individual or company whose actions caused your accident.

Seek Legal Counsel For Your Camden, NJ Construction Accident Case

Understanding the nuances of workers’ compensation and personal injury claims in New Jersey can be difficult, especially if you’re still recovering from your accident. Our legal team can help you seek compensation for pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages that workers’ compensation will not pay you for.

Contact our law firm today and set up your free consultation with a Camden construction accident lawyer. We are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damage at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan.

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