Construction jobs are on the rise and in demand. Construction companies are looking for hard working construction workers, and that is good thing. The bad news is that construction jobs are the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction accidents cause death or injury to countless workers annually. Furthermore, one in five workplace deaths is due to fatal injuries sustained on a construction site. Construction workers face all kinds of work-related hazards and risks each day. Injured construction workers may be entitled to a variety of compensation for their losses.
In New Jersey, allow a Construction Accident Lawyer with offices in Oakhurst, Howell, and Toms River to help you obtain the money you deserve.
Causes of Construction Accidents
A construction accident can occur at any time during a construction job. There are many different types of construction accidents that can happen to workers on the job, which can include:
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding falls
- Burns and scalds
- Electrical accidents
- Chemical spills
- Falling debris
- And many more…
Health Problems Associated with Construction Sites
Physically demanding work is constant at most construction sites and opens the door to work-related health problems, which may include:
- Repetitive motion disorders (RMD)
- Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
- Neurological disorders
- Hearing loss
- Skin diseases
- Respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asbestosis, lung disorders)
- Psychosocial health problems
Compensation Awarded for Construction Accidents and Injuries
In New Jersey, when a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for medical expenses and a portion of his or her regular income.
According to workers’ compensation guidelines, medical treatment and hospitalization services should be provided by your employer or its insurance carrier. Your employer may have the right to select the physician who will treat you. When a company refuses to provide medical treatment, you may be entitled to select your treating physician.
In addition to medical benefits, workers’ compensation can provide benefits for permanent partial disability, total disability, disfigurement, or a work-related death of a loved one. In most cases, you cannot sue your company or co-workers for a work-related accident or injury, but you may be able to sue a third party for their negligence or inappropriate actions that caused your construction work-related accident.
Get Legal Help from a Construction Accident Lawyer Serving all New Jersey
Many construction workers do not know their own rights and fail to collect the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. Often, they do not know how to file for benefits or their employers improperly deny worker compensation claims. If you are an injured construction worker in New Jersey, you should seek the help and advice of the workers’ compensation team at Schibell Law. They can help you file your claim and better understand your rights.
The workers’ compensation lawyers at Schibell Law will be with you every step of the way until the matter is solved and you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call 732-774-1000 for more information or to set up a free case evaluation.