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Constructions sites are among the most dangerous worksites in the world. You’re often working high above the ground and may have inadequate barriers or fall protection. You can be at risk of injury from falling objects, such as construction materials, tools or debris. You’re often around high-powered tools, machinery and equipment, which can malfunction and cause serious injury. There’s also typically a lot of traffic in and out of a construction site, leading to many motor vehicle accidents.

When you or someone you love has been hurt on a construction site, you want knowledgeable and results-oriented attorneys to help you get full and fair compensation for your injuries. You want the Lee Law Firm.

Proven Construction Accident Attorney in Springfield
Attorney Edward Lee has aggressively advocated for personal injury victims in New Jersey for more than three decades, including people who have suffered any type of injury or loss in a construction site accident. A highly regarded litigator, Ed has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court for nearly 20 years. He’s been listed among the “Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, as holds the designation of New Jersey Super Lawyer. His clients have given him an Excellent rating with Avvo and he’s a Top Lawyer Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who.

There’s no charge or obligation for your first consultation.

Common Construction Site Accidents in Springfield
There are many dangers on a commercial or residential construction project. Among the most frequent factors causing construction site injury are:
Falls from heights—Workers on upper levels of a project may have inadequate barriers, railing or other fall protection. Falls from poorly maintained, positioned or anchored ladders are common, as are falls from scaffolding, buckets, slings and other devices.
Falling objects—Too often, other workers or project managers fail to take reasonable measures to prevent things from falling from the upper levels of a construction project, including tools, construction materials, debris or trash and even other workers.
Dangerous or defective tools, machinery or equipment—The malfunction of a power tool, machine or other type of heavy equipment can lead to serious injury
“Caught-between” accidents—Often, workers can be crushed or squeezed between objects on a construction site, including beams, equipment, construction materials and large tools
Exposure to electrical current—Construction workers can accidentally make contact with existing power lines or be exposed to unprotected lines during electrical wiring or installation
Motor vehicle accidents—Heavy equipment, delivery trucks and other vehicles are frequently in and out of a job site, increasing the risk of collision and injury
Lack of training, experience or supervision of co-workers—General contractors may hire people without sufficient experience, fail to provide them with necessary training, or take steps to ensure that they follow safety guidelines

To fully protect your legal rights after any type of injury on a residential or commercial construction site, contact us by e-mail or call the Lee Law Firm in Springfield at 973-275-8452.


What Types of Compensation Can You Expect after a Car Accident Injury?
When you’ve been hurt in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver, you can seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including:
Any wages or income lost because you can’t work
All medical expenses not paid for or reimbursed by insurance
Your loss of enjoyment of life—the ability to engage in ordinary activities or things that gave joy or meaning to your life before the accident
Your loss of companionship or consortium—the ability to have close and intimate contact with loved ones because of your injuries
Physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the accident
Any property damage or loss resulting from the crash

What Steps Should You Take after a Construction Site Accident?
Your first concern after any type of accident or injury on a residential or commercial construction site should be your health. Don’t try to shake off an injury! If you don’t think you can move under your own power, or if you have head, neck or spinal cord pain, stay where you are (provided it’s safe to do so) and wait for emergency personnel to arrive. Even if you can walk away from the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the risk that you’ll have an intervening injury, making it more difficult to prove that the construction site accident caused your injuries. In addition, delaying treatment can make your condition worse and give opposing attorneys ammunition to argue that your injuries were not that serious.

When you seek medical treatment, be sure to tell doctors and nurses about all your injuries. Don’t focus on the obvious trauma, like broken bones, but tell them about the stiffness in your neck, back or hips.

It’s also helpful to get pictures of anything related to the accident, from your injuries to conditions on the jobsite.

You should also notify your employer as soon as practicable after the accident.

How Is Liability Established in a Construction Site Accident?
As a practical matter, construction site injuries may fall either under a workers’ compensation claim or a civil personal injury lawsuit. If you seek workers’ compensation benefits, you’ll only need to show that you were injured and that the injury occurred during the course of your employment. You’ll be limited, however, to replacement of lost wages, coverage of certain vocational rehabilitation or training, and all necessary and reasonable medical expenses.

If your injuries were caused, in whole or in part, by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in court. With such a claim, you can seek damages for physical pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life (in addition to lost wages and unreimbursed medical expenses, as in a work comp claim). However, in a civil lawsuit, you will have to prove, by the weight of the evidence, that the party from whom you seek compensation acted negligently. Negligence involves a failure to act as a reasonable person would.

In addition, in a civil lawsuit, you may wait months or years for trial, and, consequently, for payment of any type of damage award. With a workers’ compensation claim, if it’s approved, you’ll typically start receiving benefits in a couple weeks.
Contact a Springfield Construction Accident Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Protect your rights when you have suffered any type of injury on a construction site or project. Call us at 973-315-9080 or contact the Lee Law Firm online to schedule a free initial consultation with the Lee Law Firm. We can come to your home or the hospital to meet with you, if necessary. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We accept all major credit cards. Nosotros hablamos Español!

Don’t worry about the potential costs of quality legal representation. We’ll take your construction site injury claim on a contingent fee basis. We won’t bill any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
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