Construction site accidents

Jersey City Construction Accident Lawyers Serving Jersey City, Newark, Union City and all of New Jersey

Helping victims of accidents on construction sites

Construction sites are, by their very nature, extremely dangerous places. Any worker on a construction site is surrounded by dangerous equipment, hazardous chemicals, fragile and incomplete structures and other hazards. When construction site accidents occur, the resulting injuries and damages can be extremely serious. If you or someone you love has suffered a construction site injury, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your damages. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer, such as those at the Jersey City law firm of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC, can tell you for sure.

Common causes of construction site injuries

A construction site is an ever-changing landscape. Hazards can appear and disappear as quickly as the structures on the site itself change. However, with careful planning and practical safety practices, most types of construction accidents can be avoided. When they do occur, construction site accidents are often the cause of defective products or practices such as:

  • Harness, scaffolding or protective suit failures
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Heavy equipment
  • Power tools such as nail guns
  • Ladders
  • Lifts
  • Trenching accidents and cave-ins

Unique aspects of construction site accident cases

In most workplace accidents, the question of what company or business is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment has a clear answer. This is not the case in many construction site accidents. Construction sites may be governed by one company, but a construction site often has several third party-contractors, each of which is legally responsible to go about their business in ways that do not put others at risk.

The first questions that a personal injury attorney asks in the wake of a construction site accident are:

  • Who is the employer of the injured party?
  • Who is legally liable for the hazardous conditions that led to the injury?

The second question may have more than one answer, and every liable party could conceivably be required to pay damages to the injured party.

Our experienced injury lawyers at the Jersey City law firm of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC understand the sorts of testimony that may be necessary to convince a judge or jury, who may not be familiar with the inner workings of a construction site, that a negligent act truly did occur. Our lawyers can make sure that you thoroughly understand your rights and the potential compensation available to you at every stage of your case.

Jersey City personal injury lawyers with experience helping workers injured on construction sites

The personal injury attorneys at Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC possess decades of combined experience helping victims of all sorts of accidents, including those suffered on construction sites. We receive no payment unless your case succeeds. Contact us today to set up a free consultation regarding your case. You can reach us online or at 201.653.1155. Our office is conveniently located near the Journal Square PATH station and within walking distance of the Hudson County Court House. However, we can arrange an appointment at your home or in the hospital if you are unable to visit us because of your injuries.

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