Winning Compensation in Construction Accidents
Workers at various sites and industrial facilities are highly trained to operate heavy construction machinery safely. However, the possibility of an injury due to such dangerous equipment is not entirely zero. People on sites get injured and sometimes become disabled. So, who is to blame for these accidents? According to the law, the employer is legally obligated to provide you with a safe working place. Call a Hudson County Personal Injury Attorney the next time you suffer construction equipment accidents in New Jersey. How do you win compensation in such cases?
Who is liable for construction site injuries?
Workers performing regular duties and with work-related injuries automatically qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. The court will not need to check whose fault it is when making this decision. When the accidents involve a third party, there is a need to check who was at fault or whether it was intentional harm to establish whether there is a valid personal injury case. Third parties include general contractors, project owners, and the manufacturer of the defective machinery. If there is a valid claim, the third party will cover physical pain, loss of earning capacity, mental anguish, and physical limitations.
When an injury is caused by equipment
Machinery accidents occur because other workers or supervisors were negligent, careless, or reckless. It could be in the form of:
- Electrical hazards
- Inadequate pre-planning
- Improper setup
- Mishandling equipment
Some of the common machinery that causes injury include cranes, forklifts, bulldozers, hoists, and loaders.
Common equipment injuries
Heavy construction equipment can choke, crush, entangle, pin, or strike workers in sites. The injuries that occur due to these accidents include amputation, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, fractures, burns, and broken bones. What should you do after an accident?
- Seek medical attention
The first thing you should do after an injury is to seek immediate medical attention. Whether the injury is severe or mild, there could be more damage that you are not aware of. For example, falling objects could still cause a concussion even when wearing a hard hat. The insurance will cover treatment instead of being charged from your pocket. Even without proving fault, the law already qualifies you to get your medical expenses covered on top of other benefits.
- Get an experienced attorney.
Lawyers are essential to help you understand your benefits after suffering an accident. Each case is different regarding whether it was caused by a third party or it happened naturally in the line of duty. You may be entitled to two or more sources of compensation depending on the nature and severity of your accident.
The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone in New Jersey
Construction in New Jersey continues to increase, with contractors planning the build of more towers in the next two decades. Legal counsel at Hudson will investigate your case to know who is responsible and the reason for the accident. It could have been the malfunctioning of equipment or negligence of the site manager. Whatever the reason, Hudson County Personal Injury Attorney Anthony Carbone represents you aggressively to ensure you are rightly compensated. Call for a consultation today on 201-733-2230.