If you or your loved one were injured in an Edgewater construction accident, you may be able to recover compensation. Damages may be available for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
An Edgewater construction accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to handle your case while you concentrate on your recovery.
Call us at (201) 585-9111 for a free case evaluation. We may be able to represent you on a contingency fee basis, where you do not pay us for our legal services unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement or court awards.
Construction Accident Injuries
The following types of injuries may be sustained from a construction accident:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of hearing
- Broken bones and back
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Construction accident injuries can become lifelong disabilities. They may require complex surgeries, therapy, long-term treatment, and rehabilitation. Some injuries may even make it impossible for you to return to work. As a result, you may incur significant expenses recovering from your accident.
If you have been in a construction accident, we recommend seeing a doctor immediately for an evaluation. This can allow you to begin receiving treatment and may create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries.
You may also want to notify your employer of the accident in accordance with your workplaces’ accident and injury policy.
Types of Legal Action for Construction Accidents
There are many laws that deal with workplace safety. Job sites may also be subject to safety regulations from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hazardous settings that violate these laws or regulations and cause an injury on a construction site may qualify the victim for damages.
Depending on who caused the accident, and their relationship to you, you there may be able to pursue compensation in one of several ways:
Workers Compensation Claims
If you were injured while working, you may be able to recover compensation in a workers’ compensation claim. New Jersey law gives injured workers the right to file a worker’s compensation claim that may cover their medical bills and lost income.
If you would like assistance with your workers’ compensation claim, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help. We also help clients appeal workers’ compensation claims that have been unfairly denied by an insurance company.
For more information about workers’ compensation claims in New Jersey, see the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If another party’s negligence caused your accident, and you did not have an employee-employer relationship with them, you may be able to pursue them for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
This may be the type of lawsuit you file if your injuries were caused by:
- The property owner
- Another contractor on site
- Another worker
- Any other liable third-party
An Edgewater construction accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit as well.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one passed away in a construction accident caused by another party’s negligence, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
How an Edgewater Construction Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help You
When you work with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., an Edgewater construction accident lawyer from our firm may be able to provide a wide range of legal services, including:
- Investigating your case and identifying the liable party
- Advising you on what type of legal action to take, and coordinating this action on your behalf
- Handling all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case
- Gathering evidence of the responsible party’s liability
- Gathering evidence of the extent of your damages
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer
- Taking your case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
To learn more about these services and to discuss your case in a free consultation, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111.
Compensation in a Construction Accident Case
Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If your loved one died in a construction accident, you may be able to recover a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. to learn more.
The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
Depending on what type of legal action you pursue, New Jersey may impose a statute of limitations, or legal time limit, on how long you have to file a lawsuit. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is typically two years, per N.J.S. 2A:14-2. Individuals filing a wrongful death lawsuit may also face a two-year statute of limitations, per N.J.S. 2A:31-3.
Specific circumstances could alter these or other deadlines in your case. To learn what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. for a free consultation.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
If another is liable for your construction site injuries, an Edgewater construction accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to represent you. This could allow us to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
For a free case review, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. fill today at (201) 585-9111. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments due.