A Construction Accident Lawyer Will Advocate for Your Best Interests
Construction sites can be dangerous places to work, and workers may sustain serious injuries on the premises. This is why it is crucial that construction workers understand that they are entitled to certain rights that protect them if they suffer injuries on the job. A construction accident lawyer at Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC in Roseland possesses the necessary experience to help ensure that you receive monetary damages for your injuries, lost wages, and medical bills if you sustain a workplace injury. Paul M. da Costa and his associates know when to take action in construction accident cases, and our goal is to fight to protect your legal rights.
Types of Construction Accidents
While a wide variety of accidents can occur at construction sites, some injuries are more common than others. Depending on the job site, you may be exposed to hazards including toxic chemicals, high-voltage electrical lines, open pits, heavy and dangerous machinery, and more. Some of the most common injuries result from:
Heavy Machinery Malfunction
A variety of heavy machinery is used at construction sites, including excavators, bulldozers, and dump trucks. Any of these vehicles can seriously injure an individual in rollover and collision accidents, as well as falls. Our attorneys understand the severity of resulting injuries, and how they affect not just the individual, but entire families. We will work tirelessly on your behalf while you focus on healing.
Construction workers often work on scaffolding or ladders, presenting the risk of falling from a dangerous height. Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries; concussions; and broken bones are very likely after suffering such a fall, resulting in staggering medical bills, lost wages, and even death. Our attorneys are extremely experienced in fall injuries at construction sites, and we will work towards your recovery every step of the way.
Power Tool Injuries
Dozens of power tools may be used every day at construction sites. Tools such as nail guns, jackhammers, and drills may be left unattended, be misused, or malfunction, causing serious injury. If you have been injured by a power tool, our attorneys will help you seek fair compensation for medical bills or lost wages.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
There are numerous injuries that may be sustained at a construction site, ranging from minor to catastrophic or fatal:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Toxic exposure to chemicals
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Amputation of an extremity
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Wrongful death
Our expert attorneys know when to take action in construction accident cases, and our goal is to fight to protect your legal rights.
A variety of different entities may be held liable for your injury. For instance, if you are injured because of a defective power tool, you may be able to file a product liability case against the power tool manufacturer. If you fall off of scaffolding and sustain an injury, your employer may be charged with a premises liability case, if the scaffolding was found to be insufficient or unsafe.
Every worker at a construction site is legally required to participate in a worker's compensation insurance program; therefore, if you are injured at work you should file a claim immediately. Worker's compensation may not apply to injuries sustained due to the negligence of a fellow employee.
Construction accidents involving bystanders who are not employed by the construction company will need to file a personal injury suit against the contractor, his or her insurance company, and any other responsible parties.
Schedule Your Consultation
Due to the complex nature of these cases, our attorneys will not know how to pursue the best course of legal action until you schedule a consultation with Paul M. da Costa and his associates to discuss your case. Because multiples parties are often involved in construction accidents, these cases can be particularly complicated. This is why we highly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible, so that we can help you navigate the legal process while you focus on recovering.
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