New Jersey Construction Worker Injury Lawyers
Construction Laborer Injury Attorneys in Cherry Hill, NJ Help Hardworking People Secure Financial Recovery After Being Hurt on the Job in Camden County, Gloucester County, Burlington County, and Throughout NJ
Construction workers face some of the most hazardous job conditions in all industries. While these workers experience one of the highest rates of work-related injuries, they have legal options for obtaining financial compensation to help them treat and rehabilitate their injuries and make ends meet while waiting to get back to work. If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job, let the New Jersey construction worker injury lawyers of DiTomaso Law fight for your interests. We know that obtaining justice is never simple. For over 25 years, we have vigorously advocated for hardworking injured people in the Delaware Valley and throughout New Jersey. Our legal team has the experience and resources to take on even the most complicated worker injury claims and recover maximum compensation.
Reach out to our firm for a free initial consultation with our construction laborer injury attorneys in Cherry Hill, NJ, after you have been hurt at a construction site. Let our firm help you better understand your legal options for securing the financial resources you need for your recovery.
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Common Construction Site Accidents and Their Causes
Examples of construction site accidents that our New Jersey construction worker injury lawyers help clients recover from include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Slip/trip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic exposure, including exposure to asbestos
- Building/trench collapse
Common causes of construction site accidents in New Jersey include:
- Lack of fall protection, including protection from falling objects
- Missing or broken guards or safety devices on tools and equipment
- Defective tools, equipment, and machinery
- Unsafe property conditions
- Inadequate worker training or having unlicensed workers use heavy equipment
- Slipping or tripping hazards
- Adverse weather conditions
- Poor lighting
- Improperly stored toxic or flammable materials
- Lack of protection around live electrical wires or power lines
- Inadequate site safety procedures or lax enforcement of procedures
- Lack of trench support
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Injuries Construction Workers Frequently Suffer
Injuries commonly suffered by construction workers include:
- Lacerations, abrasions, or degloving injury
- Broken bones
- Ligament, tendon, and muscle injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Nerve damage
- Herniated disc injuries
- Weather exposure injuries, such as sunburn, heat stroke, frostbite, or hypothermia
- Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Head or facial injuries
- Vision or hearing damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic amputation or loss of limb
- Toxic exposure and development of diseases such as cancer
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Legal Options for Compensation for Injured Construction Workers in New Jersey
A construction worker injured on the job in New Jersey may be entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Under New Jersey’s workers’ comp system, available benefits include:
- Medical benefits – Pays for the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, rehabilitation, and pain management for a work-related injury until the injury reaches maximum medical improvement (although a worker may be entitled to ongoing pain management care)
- Temporary disability benefits – Provides partial reimbursement of wages if you miss time from your job because you cannot work due to your injuries
- Permanent partial disability benefits – If you suffer a permanent partial impairment but can still work in gainful employment, these benefits compensate you for the loss of a bodily function or bod party, with benefit amounts based on the type and severity of the disability
- Permanent total disability benefits – Continues partial wage replacement benefits after the exhaustion of temporary disability benefits for as long as a worker remains unable to return to the workforce
In addition to workers’ comp, a construction worker who is hurt due to the negligence or legal fault of a third party may also have the right to file a personal injury claim against that third party. Compensation available in a personal injury case include:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Costs of long-term healthcare and personal support
- Ongoing loss of income and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life due to disability, scarring, or disfigurement
Turn to the New Jersey Construction Worker Injury Lawyers of DiTomaso Law to Advocate for Your Interests After Suffering a Work-Related Injury
You deserve to recover maximum financial compensation for injuries you suffered on the job in a construction site accident. Let the construction laborer injury attorneys in Cherry Hill, NJ, from DiTomaso Law go to work in your case by:
- Recovering evidence from the work accident to determine your legal options for financial recovery
- Documenting the expenses and losses you incur due to your work injury or occupational illness
- Identifying potentially liable third parties that you may have personal injury claims against
- Filing workers’ compensation and injury claims on your behalf, pursuing maximum financial recovery for you whether through the settlement of your claims, pursuing formal workers’ comp claim petitions, or taking injury claims to court
Contact Our New Jersey Construction Worker Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation with Our Construction Laborer Injury Attorneys in Cherry Hill, NJ to Discuss Your Legal Options
Contact DiTomaso Law today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation with our New Jersey construction worker injury lawyers to learn more about how we will advocate for your right to financial benefits and compensation after being injured at work in a construction site accident.
New Jersey Construction Worker Injury Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Worker Injuries in New Jersey
What is workers’ compensation?
What is covered under workers’ compensation?
What workers’ compensation benefits are available?
What should I do after a work accident in order to pursue workers’ compensation?
Can I sue an employer or another employee for my workplace accident?
New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act typically prohibits injured workers from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employer for a work injury, instead restricting them to defined workers’ compensation benefits, although an employee does not need to prove any fault on the part of their employer to recover benefits. However, if a third party’s actions or omissions caused your construction work injury, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party in addition to recovering workers’ comp benefits.
To obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you must notify your employer of your construction work injury within 90 days of the date that you were injured on the job, although you can ensure your right to full benefits from the date of your injury by promptly notifying your employer. If you need to file a formal workers’ comp claim to recover benefits from your employer, you have two years from the date of your injury or the last payment of benefits to file. If you have a personal injury claim against a third party, the statute of limitations requires you to file a lawsuit within two years of your injury. Filing an untimely claim may result in the loss of your rights to recover financial benefits and compensation.
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