Defending Injured Construction Workers’ Rights
As New Jersey continues to grow and as the rebuilding effort post Hurricane Sandy continues, thousands of construction projects will be undertaken. Those who work on construction sites are exposed to a variety of risks and unfortunately can suffer serious injuries when accidents occur. If you are an injured construction worker or if you have lost a loved one in a construction site accident, reach out to an experienced lawyer for help.
Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. is a law firm dedicated to the representation of injured workers in Essex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Passaic County and throughout the state. We have been a leading law firm in the field of workplace injury for more than 50 years and have helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they need following a serious accident. We are proud to represent construction workers who get hurt on the job.
Filing Third-Party Liability Claims To Help You Cover All Your Needs
If you were hurt while working on a construction site, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. However, workers’ comp does not provide compensation for pain and suffering or for all of the income lost because of the accident.
In many construction accident cases, there is a valid claim for third-party liability. Essentially, that means if a third party — other than a co-worker or your own employer — caused your injury, then you can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation above and beyond what the workers’ comp system provides. Examples of potential third-party claims include:
- Claims against the maker of a defective scaffolding
- Claims against a subcontractor
- Claims against the manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of equipment
Handling All Types Of Construction Site Accidents
As experienced New Jersey injury attorneys, we represent clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases stemming from all types of construction accidents such as:
- Scaffolding collapses/scaffold falls
- Ladder falls
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Electrical injuries and burns
- Trench collapses
- Accidents caused by debris on the construction site
Consult With Us To Learn Your Options. Connect With Us Today.
Our Paterson construction accident attorneys provide a free initial consultation to all potential clients. We take all workers’ compensation and third-party liability cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. To get started, call toll free at 800-724-5346, locally at973-988-1101 or contact our law firm online.
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