Lawyers assisting with personal injury lawsuits and workers’ comp in Bergen County
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg, our attorneys assist all type of victims injured in construction accidents, including bystanders and pedestrians, construction workers injured in the course of employment, and construction workers injured by another employer, another company’s worker or other third party at the same work site. We have decades of experience with injury claims, including assisting victims with workers’ compensation claims and with personal injury lawsuits and negotiations.
Types of construction accidents
With a record of successful personal injury settlements that speaks for itself, our highly experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation for all types of serious injuries, from crush injuries to amputations and head and brain injuries to back and spinal injuries. We provide sympathetic, responsive representation for victims injured in construction accidents with a broad range of causes, including:
Failure to use proper protective equipment
Falls from heights
Slip and trip and fall accidents
Heavy construction equipment or machinery accidents
Crush injury accidents
Rollovers or back-overs
Chemical burns and toxic exposure
Repetitive motion injuries
Types of injuries caused by construction accidents
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for employees. In 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recorded 781 workplace fatalities involving full-time construction workers. About four out of every 100 cases involved injuries that required days away from work, job restriction or transfer. Our lawyers assist in recovering compensation for all types of serious construction site injuries, including:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Back injuries, including spine, spinal cord and herniated disc injuries
Broken bones and fractures
Burn injuries, electric shock and chemical burns
Amputation injuries and disfigurement
Serious repetitive motion injuries
Who is liable for construction accidents in New Jersey?
Who is responsible to pay for the costs of your injuries depends on the circumstances of your case. If you were a bystander or pedestrian injured at a construction site, you may have a case against the construction company if the company or a construction company worker was negligent and the negligence caused your injuries.
If you were a construction worker injured on-the-job, our lawyers can help you file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain benefits for your damages directly from your employer or employer’s insurer, even if your employer or a fellow coworker was not negligent. However, if your injuries are due to negligence by another employer or other third party, we may help you sue the responsible parties. A lawsuit for construction site injuries can be worth more money than you might otherwise recover from a worker’s comp claim. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and guide you through your best options.