Business and property owners as well as a general contractor on a construction site, are required to ensure that the workplace is safe from unreasonable hazards, and that employees are trained and provided with safety equipment.
Did you know your employer generally cannot be held liable for the actions of a third party?
Because construction projects involve subcontractors, suppliers, and delivery people, responsibility for causing an accident on a construction site could fall on any number of people. Determining who is at fault can be challenging. Besides the person in charge, it can even be the manufacturer of a defective product or piece of equipment.
Please contact our construction accident attorneys for a free consultation. Call us at 201-585-9111, or contact us today with our quick inquiry form. We handle construction accident cases in New Jersey and New York.
Many industrial plants and workplaces rely on heavy equipment, assembly line equipment or chemical containment equipment with built-in safety features. However, defective shut-off valves, electrical shortages, unsecured cables, and electrical or mechanical failures of any kind can subject workers to catastrophic injury from electrocution, exposure to toxic chemicals or blunt force injuries.
Some construction workers, as well as workers in manufacturing or car repair, can be exposed to asbestos. For more than thirty years, asbestos has been known to be toxic and the cause of two serious occupational diseases: 1) asbestosis and 2) mesothelioma.
When it comes to cranes and forklifts, poor maintenance of this heavy equipment can lead to serious injury or even fatal accidents if brakes fail or lift chains snap.
Determining who is responsible for third-party construction accidents can be very difficult. When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi to learn about your options for financial compensation. We can help you understand your rights; we will pursue all available sources of financial recovery for you.
Call us today in our Fort Lee, New Jersey or New York City office. Consultation is free and confidential.