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Construction site structural collapse leads to worker injury

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2024 | Workplace Accidents

A structural collapse can cause devastating injuries at construction sites in New Jersey, such as broken bones, head injuries and organ trauma. These types of collapses can easily occur due to mistakes made in the demolition process or lack of proper inspection before using the structure. A construction worker in another state was recently injured in a structural collapse involving a stairwell.

How the construction site accident happened

The recent construction site accident took place shortly after 11:30 a.m. on a Thursday. According to authorities, a male construction worker was at a metro high-rise work site in a downtown area. Reportedly, a staircase collapsed.

Firefighters managed to quickly free the man from the accident debris. First responders then transported him to the hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

How a workers’ compensation attorney may help

Construction workers in New Jersey who are injured in structural collapses or other types of construction site accidents may benefit from contacting a workers’ compensation attorney right away. An attorney can help them file a workers’ comp claims for benefits that include their lost wages, medical treatment associated with the worksite accident and even a monetary award for the severity of their injuries. This process includes submitting the necessary documentation and gathering evidence to support the claim. The attorney will ensure that an employee’s rights and best interests are protected during each phase of the process.