Construction Accidents & Injury Claims
Construction Accident Statistics
As the state of New Jersey continues growing and expanding, there are many construction industry jobs available. While working in the construction industry can offer you consistent work and great benefits, there is also some risk involved.
The job tasks of a construction worker often include:
- Scaling large buildings
- Using heavy machinery
- Spending a lot of time in the extreme heat or cold temperatures
- And more
In fact, every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job. That translates to 510 each hour, 12,300 each week, and a surprising 4,500,000 each year. While some of these injuries may be minor and will only require minimal care, many of them can be life-changing.
Protecting Construction Workers
Fortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), works to implement safety requirements that are meant to keep construction, and other industry, workers safe. These regulations include things like requiring fall protection and safety trainings.
Common Causes of Red Bank Construction Injuries
When employers fail to follow OSHA regulations, it is often the construction worker that suffers. They may be left with significant injuries that require extensive medical care and the inability to earn an income. While the type of injury often depends on the industry, OSHA has deemed the following accidents the Fatal Four:
- Falling from high heights
- Getting caught in, or between, hazards
- Electrical injuries
- Getting struck by a heavy object
These four injuries are the most common in the construction industry. In fact, OSHA has implemented safety programs and regulations that directly cover these four construction risks.
Types of Injuries
The injuries that occur on a construction job site are often severe. Whether the individual falls from a high building or is injured when using heavy machinery, most accidents will require medical care.
Some of the most common injuries that come from a construction site include:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
- Chemical burns
- Respiratory disease
Protect Your Worker Rights in Vineland, NJ
A workplace injury has the ability to change your life in seconds. Because many of the injuries that occur in the construction industry could have been prevented, it is important to evaluate your rights. If another person, whether it is your boss, your project manager, another subcontractor, or even the tool manufacturer, is responsible for your injuries, then it is only right that they cover the costs you have incurred.
A construction injury can lead to expensive medical bills, required time away from work, property damage, and extensive pain and suffering. While most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation, the payout may not cover your expenses.
When this much is at stake, you need a legal team that is familiar with New Jersey’s worker laws. With over 70 years in the industry, Drazin & Warshaw P.C. will work diligently to protect your rights and collect the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw to Discuss Your Newark Construction Accident
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a construction accident in New Jersey? You need a competent, capable, caring, and trusted attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin & Warshaw represent clients injured because of construction accidents throughout New Jersey, including Freehold, Long Branch, Middletown andHowell. Call our offices at (732) 747- 3730 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. You don’t pay until we win. We have offices conveniently located at 25 Reckless Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701, as well as offices in 3315 NJ-35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 and 937 Cedar Bridge Ave, Brick Township, NJ 08723. If it is more convenient for you, our attorneys are also available to come see you anywhere in New Jersey.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. directly.