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Construction Accident Lawyers for New Jersey & New York

Personal injury lawyers serving Hackensack, Paramus, Bergen County, Northern New Jersey and the 5 boroughs of NYC.

If you have been injured on a construction site in New York City, Long Island or New Jersey, construction accident attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh can answer any questions you have about your legal options and rights to compensation. Workers’ compensation can help substitute for lost wages, but those payments may not cover all the medical bills and other expenses that result from a serious injury.

Who is liable for your injuries? Ask a NJ construction accident lawyer

cranes working on NYC construction siteAfter suffering an injury on a construction site, workers frequently have many questions:

How did the accident happen? Was the general contractor at fault, or were subcontractors to blame?  Did the property owner perform proper due diligence before engaging architects, engineers, and contractors?  Were workers trained adequately and provided with all required personal protective equipment?  Were all hazardous substances properly secured and labeled?

For over 20 years, the New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh have answered these questions for construction accident victims and their families. Our expert investigators will uncover all the facts surrounding your accident and determine if negligence or failure to maintain reasonable safety standards contributed to your injury.

Our network of medical examiners will evaluate your injuries and any resulting disabilities. We total your pending medical bills as well as estimate your future expenses. All of this information helps us ascertain liability, the extent of your injuries, and total monetary value of your case.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction site accident, or if a loved one has tragically died as a result of such an accident, please contact Eisbrouch Marsh as soon as possible. Both New York and New Jersey state law set a strict statutes of limitations on when accident victims can file a personal injury lawsuit, and many other legal requirements must be met for a claim to be successful.

Our veteran team of attorneys can manage your workers’ comp claim to make sure you get the maximum amount owed to you by the insurance company, and we will fight on your behalf to make sure negligent parties are held liable under the law for the harm that was caused to you.

Construction workers face hazardous conditions on the job every day.  When they get hurt, the law is there to protect them. Serving residents of Bergen County, Hackensack, Paramus, Northern New Jersey and beyond, Eisbrouch Marsh works on a contingency fee basis – that means you pay no legal fees unless we procure you a settlement or jury verdict. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation about your case.

Construction accidents in New Jersey & New York

Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, over 183,000 construction workers were injured on the job in 2012.  During the same period, 817 construction workers were killed in occupational incidents.  This was the highest number of fatal work injuries of any industry sector in 2012.

In New Jersey, construction workers suffered more fatal on-the-job accidents in 2012 than did any other type of worker. Similarly, injury rates among New Jersey construction workers were at least as high as among any other occupation in the state. Similar statistics apply within the state of New York.

Some of the most common kinds of construction accidents are:

  • Falls – Falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents. Roughly one-third of all fatalities on construction sites occur as the result of falls. When management does not provide proper personal protective equipment or otherwise comply with safety standards, workers can suffer serious injuries when they fall from heights. In March 2014, three construction workers on a job site in Linden NJ were severely injured when steel girders collapsed, hurtling them to the ground far below.
  • Machinery and equipment – Cranes, earth-movers, forklifts, tractors, and other motorized equipment can cause accidents on construction sites when contractors fail to provide adequate training to workers or do not observe safety regulations. Smaller tools such as nail guns, jackhammers, and chainsaws can also result in construction accidents.
  • Negligence – Defective tools and equipment frequently injure workers. For instance, workers can be seriously hurt or killed when contractors fail to notify them of hidden gas lines, piping, or electrical wiring. Additionally, toxic chemicals can sicken construction workers using them without adequate ventilation.
  • Road, highway, and infrastructure construction and repair – Construction accidents are common when workers are building or repairing highways and roads.  Truck drivers and workers operating heavy construction vehicles with poor visibility can back into or run over other workers on site if proper safety standards are not followed.  Highway repair crews risk serious injury or death when they work close to speeding traffic.

Construction injuries and illnesses

The widely varied nature of building and construction work means that workers can be injured or have their health adversely affected in many different ways.

Among the most common conditions resulting from construction accidents are:

  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Amputation
  • Repetitive stress disorders
  • Acute back injuries
  • Poisoning from exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Fractures
  • Eye injuries

Construction workers who suffer any of these injuries may be able to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, long-term disability, and other losses.  Contacting the NY & NJ construction accident attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh right away will help you protect your rights to obtain a financial award after an injury.

New Jersey construction accident lawyers can help

Once we assemble all the evidence pertaining to your accident, we explain all of the legal options available to you. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, we help you obtain the maximum award to which you are entitled. If one or more subcontractors on the job site failed to take proper precautions, we help find out who was responsible. If a defective piece of equipment caused your injury, we can help you file a lawsuit to recover for your pain and suffering, medical bills, diminished income, and other losses.

If a loved one was killed on the job, we can represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit to secure funeral costs, lost income from the family breadwinner, loss of spousal support, and other damages.

After we ascertain liability and damages, but before we file suit, our team will attempt to settle your case. If the opposing party offers adequate compensation in the negotiation stage, we may recommend that you accept the offer. However, we are equally as willing to take your case all the way to a jury verdict if that’s what it takes to secure the compensation you are owed.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, we encourage you to contact a lawyer at Eisbrouch Marsh. We offer free, no-obligation, confidential consultations to victims in Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Middlesex and Bergen County, as well as Long Island and NYC. Please contact our construction accident attorneys at 201-342-5545.

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fatal Occupational Injuries in New Jersey 2012, http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/tgs/2012/iiffw34.htm
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types, 2012, New Jersey,” http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/pr126nj.pdf
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Industries at a Glance, NAICS 23:  Construction Sector,” http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag23.htm
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Number of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by case type and ownership, selected industries,” 2012 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/osh.t02.htm
  5. The Star Ledger, “3 construction workers injured at former GM plant in Linden,” March 26, 2014 http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/03/3_construction_workers_struck_by_steel_girder