Did you or a loved one suffer injuries in a Newark construction accident? Construction workers have an important but dangerous job. When a construction worker gets hurt, the financial picture can get complicated. This is where a Newark construction accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can help.
Construction accident injuries we handle include:
- Blindness or deafness
- Loss of digits or limbs
- Electrocution or burns
- Breaks or fractures of bones
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Traumatic brain injury
- Coma or death
- Paralysis or nerve damage
Overall, no matter what your injury was, if it is related to an accident on a construction site, you may have a valid legal claim. Our professionals are ready to assist you in seeking the full protection of the law. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. right now for a risk-free consultation at (201) 585-9111.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we appreciate the vital, brave, day-to-day work of America’s construction professionals, and we are proud to provide legal representation for construction workers and their families in the Newark area.
Labor Laws and What You Need to Know
Typical Causes of Newark Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the top four construction hazards are:
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught between objects
Other common causes of construction accidents include slips, trips, or falls, faulty equipment or tools, ladder accidents, or collisions with construction vehicles.
Verdicts and Settlements
Settlement in the case of a 62 year old electrician’s helper who died after falling from loose planking at a height of 22 feet in a boiler room at an apartment complex.
To an HVAC worker who fell through an opening in a roof. The defense argued the opening was obvious and he should have watched where he was going. We proved that the unprotected opening was an OSHA violation and the worker was entitled to a reasonable cover to protect him from an inadvertent slip and fall as required by Federal regulations to an HVAC worker who fell…
To a 35 year old iron worker who fell from a steel frame building under construction due to the failure of the general contractor to provide a safe workplace which included supervision for the use of safety equipment and guide wires.
According to state figures, in 2018 there were 23 construction-work-related deaths in New Jersey. This represented 28% of the total on-job fatal occupational injuries in New Jersey for that year, by industry. Without a doubt, safety is a complex concern on the construction site, and it can sometimes take the help of professionals to sort out the legal liabilities and responsibilities.
Other injuries in the workplace can build up over time, such as toxic chemical exposure, mental strain, or a repetitive stress injury caused by working with the same tools for too long. These injuries may not make themselves known until the job is over, but you still have legal options.
Every accident is unique and can cause different injuries. There is no way to know the extent of the injury from such an accident without consulting proper medical professionals—and even in this instance, new medical conditions can appear later that were not possible to foresee.
For example, it is common that a tiny object, such as a screw, could fall from high up on a construction site. Even if everyone is wearing hard hats, it only provides so much protection. What if such a falling object hit someone in the shoulder? Someone might think it was nothing, but a hairline fracture in the shoulder or upper arm can get worse if left untreated, and lead to major health complications.
If you have been injured in a construction accident in Newark, the team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. is ready to assist you in seeking what you are truly owed. Call us today at (201) 585-9111.
Typical Hardships After a Construction Accident
Following your construction accident, you were most likely directed to seek medical attention. After this important step, the next task is to ensure that you and your family will experience minimal financial impact as a result of your injury. The most common types of financial duress after a construction injury include:
- Lost income, earning ability and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital and ongoing medical bills
While workers’ compensation will cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages, this is rarely enough. If your lost income and medical expenses go beyond the coverage provided by your employer, you may be able to recover these extra expenses. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to hold a third party liable.
Even if you were a passerby on a sidewalk injured by a construction site, you may be able to recover damages for your injury since it occurred near the construction site. It is typical to see a slip-and-fall or falling-object-strike near a construction site. A Newark construction accident lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can help you understand your legal options if you have been injured on or near a construction site.
Parties Who May Be at Fault
Construction workers often fault themselves for an accident. It is a courageous line of work, and brave people usually are willing to take ownership whenever things go wrong. But the law may not see it that way.
There are a number of parties who may be liable for your construction-related injury, including:
- Tool or materials suppliers
- Engineers or architects
- Managing construction firm
- Contractors from another firm
- Insurance companies
- Government agencies
There could also be a combination of the parties above who legally owe you compensation as a result of your injury.
Leave sorting out these complex legal issues to the professionals at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. We handle construction injury cases for the Newark area, and can help you sue the responsible party to collect the compensation to which you are entitled.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Action
It is important to act quickly after a personal injury. The law does place a limit on the amount of time you have before you can file your lawsuit in court. A Newark construction accident lawyer can help you navigate the personal injury statute of limitations in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, state law allows personal injury victims only two years to start their case. Waiting longer than two years is to forfeit one’s legal rights regarding personal injury lawsuits. Overall, you have nothing to lose by making an easy (no-obligation) phone call to explore your legal options.
Discuss Your Rights with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
The clock is ticking. For your complimentary, no-obligation consultation, and to learn about your legal rights, take the next step to protect your legacy, and call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. as soon as possible at (201) 585-9111.