Is Workers’ Compensation Different for Construction Workers?
Did you know that construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States? According to Time magazine, construction workers was the 10th most dangerous job in America in 2012. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal accidents in construction occupations were at 818 for 2013. Although the numbers have decreased since 2012, it’s still a fact that constructions workers face a different type of injury as opposed to an office worker and that injury can easily become fatal. Since this type of work has more danger involved, does this mean a workers’ compensation claim is different for construction workers?
The answer is no, there is no difference in compensation for a construction worker in New Jersey than there is for someone who is injured in an office. The only difference between an injury at a construction site and an injury in an office is determining who is at fault. Let’s say you’re working at a construction site for a new office building. You slip and break your hip. Unlike an office, where the employer is responsible for your injuries, many parties can be at fault for your accident. The property owners may responsible, or the contractors, or even any subcontractors. If it’s a violation of an OSHA rule, then your employer is also to blame for your injury.
There are several factors involved with a construction site accident. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at your side to help you with your case. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been fighting these types of cases for more than 25 years. We are aggressive, relentless, and successful. Contact your lawyer at work today and get the compensation you deserve.