Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers in New Jersey. Nearly 200,000 workers are injured in construction accidents every year in America. If you have recently been the victim of a construction accident, your entire livelihood could be at risk. After you’ve been hurt on a construction site, you need the support and sound legal guidance only an experienced personal injury attorney can provide.
At Team Law, our construction accident attorneys are here to fight for maximum compensation in your case. We have more than 60 collective years of experience helping construction workers get fair compensation after a workplace injury—and we even have a certified workers’ compensation attorney on our team to make sure your claim is handled properly.
Often, construction accident injuries will result in costly medical expenses and unexpected time out of work. Undoubtedly, this will cause financial and emotional distress for you and your family.
Our construction accident lawyers have already helped accident victims throughout New Jersey recovery over $650 million in compensation for their injuries. We know that your financial security is on the line when you’re unable to work after an accident. Our lawyers are dedicated to exploring every possible option to get the compensation you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call or contact our office today.
When you get hurt at work in New Jersey, workers’ compensation laws generally prevent you from suing your employer. Because employers are legally required to provide you with workers’ compensation insurance benefits, those benefits stand in place of a personal injury recovery. Workers’ compensation provides benefits such as:
When you are hurt at work and file for workers’ compensation benefits, you get benefits that equal about 70 percent of your average weekly pay. While this, in addition to your medical bills, is helpful, it may not be sufficient to even pay your living expenses.
While you can’t sue for additional benefits, you might be able to get additional compensation from a non-employer responsible for the accident. In many cases, a third party, such as a cleaning company or the manufacturer of a faulty piece of equipment, whose negligence caused the construction accident.
Through the third-party claims process, we will advocate on your behalf to get compensation for:
Despite the safety regulations put into place to keep New Jersey workers safe, construction accidents are often caused by failure to follow these protocols. Tight deadlines and budgetary constraints often motivate financially interested parties to cut corners and jeopardize worker safety.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:
There is a two-year statute of limitations on filing for a third-party claim for compensation after your construction accident. Workers’ compensation claims must also be filed in a timely manner. Because of these time limits, time is of the essence if you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident.
Our experienced construction accident lawyers at Team Law are here to help you hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries sustained in your accident.
Like many other types of accidents, the root cause of a construction accident is not always clear. In this situation, one of Team Law’s construction accident attorneys will help you determine who to hold accountable for negligence. We will also:
New Jersey labor laws exist to protect employees from being taken advantage of or discriminated against. When it comes to getting hurt on the job, the attorneys at Team Law want to make sure you receive everything you are entitled to get, including full worker’s compensation benefits and any other compensation via the third-party claims process.
Our construction accident lawyers are here to help you get all of the compensation you are owed for your injuries. We only collect a fee if we recover compensation in your case, so there’s no risk in scheduling your free case review with our team.
Call our experienced group of New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Team Law today to schedule your free case review. You can also fill out this online contact form and we will get in touch promptly.
Yes, if a non-employer’s negligence caused the accident. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that you get benefits regardless of whether your employer caused the accident. Third parties aren’t protected from liability under this system. In some cases, you may be required to reimburse workers’ compensation for the benefits they have already paid you out of your third-party settlement award. This basically means that you can’t be compensated for the same expenses twice.
Regular, or temporary, workers’ compensation benefits are available for a set period of time or the time when you’ve reached “maximum medical improvement”. Some construction accidents cause serious injuries from which you’ll never fully recover. When you’ve recovered to the extent possible, permanent disability benefits may be available. After 450 weeks of temporary benefits, it’s necessary to prove that you’ve been through rehab and still can’t work. Permanent disability benefits might then be available.
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