Construction is considered inherently dangerous work. Twenty percent of all workplace fatalities in the United States occur as a result of construction accidents. However, if safety precautions and regulations are properly followed, no one should get hurt or killed at a construction site. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has extensive rules and regulations designed to prevent on-the-job injuries and deaths.
All parties involved in a construction job have a responsibility to ensure that working conditions are safe. Oftentimes when an injury or death occurs at a construction site, safety violations are later found at the site.
Construction accidents that cause injury or death are almost always the result of negligence or carelessness. Employers, employees, property owners, equipment manufacturers, architects, engineers, and sub-contractors all contribute to conditions at a construction site, and one or more party may be liable for a construction accident.
If you were injured or lost a loved one at a construction site, it is likely that a negligent party is responsible. With workers’ lives on the line, mistakes are unacceptable. Even a seemingly small mistake or oversight can cause a catastrophic accident at a construction site and warrant contact with a New Jersey construction accident lawyer.
Conditions Constituting Negligence
- Failure to warn employees of hazards, including the dangers of hazardous chemicals
- Uncovered holes
- Falling objects, material, or debris
- Faulty wiring causing electrocution injuries and burns
- Defective equipment or heavy machinery
If you receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for a construction accident injury, you cannot sue your employer for further compensation; however, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against a liable third-party. A third-party lawsuit can be filed against a party, other than your employer, whose negligence resulted in an accident that caused your injury or loss.
Holding The Negligent Party Responsible
The lawyers at Grungo Colarulo are familiar with the roles and responsibilities of various parties that contribute to safety conditions at a construction site. We will review your case at no charge to determine what party or parties may be liable for your injury or loss. Our construction accident attorneys have won substantial settlements and verdicts for those injured in construction accidents. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.