Trusted Legal Advice And Protection For Construction Accidents
As a construction worker, you know every day on the job poses a long list of risks. Some injuries are mild, while others can create life-altering consequences. Those with injuries from construction accidents often have to make life-long changes that can affect their ability to work, which is why it is crucial to recover compensation for damages if this happens to you.
The best way to ensure you get the help and compensation you are entitled to is with the help of a personal injury lawyer. Our team of experts has handled countless personal injury cases throughout New Jersey and New York, and they are ready to help you get what you deserve.
What Do You Need For Your Construction Accident?
When working with a lawyer, it is essential to provide as much information about your case as possible. Of course, you’ll have a discussion detailing the events that occurred before, during, and after your construction accident.
However, there is some other information you can provide to help your case, including:
- Accident reports
- Contact information for the on-site supervisor
- Names and contact information of coworkers and eyewitnesses
- Information regarding equipment in use during the time of the accident
- If you were injured on your break or during your active work duties
- If any equipment was not functioning properly
- Contact information for third parties monitoring safety at the site – if applicable
Even the smallest detail can help your lawyer maximize your compensation.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Get You Compensation?
Every accident is unique, and the details of your accident determine whether you’re eligible for compensation and how much you can receive in damages. Additionally, there are many forms of compensation, so it helps to have some understanding of what they are and how they’re different.
Fortunately, worker’s compensation ensures construction workers are compensated for on-site injuries – meaning you don’t have to prove liability for construction accidents. The primary stipulation of worker’s compensation is that the injury occurred on-site while performing your duties.
Worker’s compensation covers various expenses and damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits
Although these claims don’t require you to prove liability, they can still be complicated and hard to understand. For this reason, it can help you immensely to hire a lawyer for advice on the process.
If you suffered injuries as a result of negligence while passing through a construction zone, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you incurred. Your injuries might have been caused by falling debris or hazardous conditions present on the construction site.
If a party other than your employer contributed to your accident, you may be eligible for additional compensation. In this case, you have to prove negligence, as this is not the same as worker’s compensation.
Contact Us Today
With construction accidents, it is crucial to act quickly to ensure all of the necessary information and evidence is collected and you get as much compensation as possible. Contact our team today to get started.