Experienced Attorneys Protecting The Rights Of Construction Accident Victims
Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in America. Accident and injury rates are high, and the injuries that occur are often catastrophic or even fatal. If you were injured at a construction site, you could greatly benefit from the help and advocacy of a skilled attorney like those at Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP.
From our office in East Orange, we have been serving New Jersey injury victims for decades, specifically in Newark. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are ready to help you claim the compensation you need and deserve.
Common Construction Accidents And Injuries
There are countless ways to get injured on a construction site. Some of the most common accidents/injuries include:
- Falls from height
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents
- Burn injuries from fires and explosions
- Being struck by falling objects/debris
- Being struck by swinging objects and materials
- Becoming trapped between materials
- Ground/trench collapses
- Electric shock injuries
- Overexertion injuries
- Power tool and heavy machinery accidents
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress disorder and other cumulative injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and vapors
The four accident types responsible for the most construction deaths are falls, electrocutions, getting struck by objects/machinery and getting caught between objects. These are often referred to as “the fatal four.”
Filing For Worker’s Compensation Is Easier With An Attorney
Getting approved for workers’ comp after an accident should be an easy and straightforward process. Unfortunately, many injured workers have the opposite experience. Employers and insurers will often look for reasons to deny claims to save money. Because workers’ comp programs have so many requirements, it is all too easy to have your claim denied because you overlooked some paperwork or a filing deadline.
When you work with our firm, we can help you meet all requirements and submit the strongest possible claim. If your claim is denied, we are prepared to represent you at all levels of appeal. Having an attorney in your corner will also make your employer think twice before trying to retaliate against you for filing a workers’ comp claim (which is illegal yet happens all too often).
Seeking Additional Compensation In A Third-Party Liability Lawsuit
Workers’ compensation laws prevent you from suing your employer or a coworker of that employer for your workplace injuries. However, you can file a lawsuit against an unrelated third party, whether that is another contractor at the site, the manufacturer of defective equipment or someone else entirely. We will help you assess your options for a third-party liability claim and represent you in litigation related to that claim.
Get Started With A Free Case Evaluation
Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, represents injured workers and other injury victims in and around East Orange and Newark, New Jersey. To discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation, call us at 973-609-5693 or reach out online.