Construction is one of the most important areas of the economy, both for New Jersey and nationally. As of November 2012, the latest month for which statistics are currently available, more than 78,000 individuals were employed in New Jersey’s construction industry. Unfortunately, all of these workers, as well as those who are directly affected by the presence of construction sites, are subject to serious potential threats to their health and safety as a result of their working conditions.

NJ Construction SiteConstruction accidents are one of the leading causes of occupational injuries in the United States, and both workers and all those nearby are placed at risk by conditions on construction sites. In some cases, construction accidents are just that, an accident, and little to nothing could have been done to avoid their occurrence. However, just as frequently, construction accidents occur as the result of negligence or recklessness on the part of those responsible for ensuring the safety of construction sites.

Construction accidents often leave companies liable for the damages that their employees and others may suffer as a result. As a result, construction accident attorneys have found considerable success in pursuing legal action against construction firms which are involved in serious accidents resulting in injury. Some of the most common causes of construction accident lawsuits in the United States include:

  • Ÿ  Equipment Malfunction
  • Ÿ  Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Ÿ  Lack of Safety Gear/Protocol
  • Ÿ  Toxic Substance Exposure
  • Ÿ  Electrocution
  • Ÿ  Elevated Falls

These and other common causes of construction accidents can have profoundly negative effects on the lives of those who are affected, and need to be addressed with the seriousness they deserve.

Personal Injury

September 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Carter in Litigation | Personal Injury - (1 Comments)

Visit Our SiteEvery year, countless Americans are injured or suffer some sort of harm. Many of these are the results of sudden accidents, like a fertilizer plant explosion, or caused by their own actions. However, a number are due to the negligence and irresponsibility of another party. When this is the case, a person who owed someone a duty of care, but injures them by acting negligently may be financially liable for the person’s injuries, expenses, and losses that incurred as a result. People are able to seek compensation from injurious parties due to the protection they receive from personal injury law. However, this area of law can be somewhat confusing, making it necessary to seek valuable information regarding your situation from legal resources.

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