Monmouth County Construction Site Accident Attorneys
New Jersey Construction Site Injury Lawyer
Builders, electricians, HVAC installers and other subcontractors working on a construction site suffer among the highest rate of work injuries in America. In a typical year, more than 10 percent of all workers in the construction trades will lose time from work because of a serious injury. Falling objects, dangerous power tools, megaton vehicles and working in high places all contribute to the most prevalent types of injuries.
If you were injured while working on a construction job in New Jersey, you may be able to seek money damages over-and-above New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits. The workplace injury trial lawyers at Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, P.C. can evaluate your case to determine whether a third party may be held liable for compensating you for medical costs, and pain and suffering related to the injury.
What Is a Third-Party Lawsuit?
Under New Jersey workers’ compensation rules, an injured worker receiving wage and medical benefits through the state’s workers’ comp insurance system is typically not allowed to seek further money damages from his or her employer, except in cases of willful and criminal misconduct. However, if you can show that a third party such as the manufacturer of a defective product, the property owner or a subcontractor working on site is responsible for the extent of your injuries, you may file a lawsuit to seek damages, independent of and, in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim in Addition to Workers’ Compensation?
Even if you feel you may have contributed to the accident that caused your injuries, there are often contributing circumstances that place liability on another party. You won’t know if you have a third-party claim until you talk to an experienced New Jersey construction worker injury lawyer. We offer a consultation to evaluate your injuries and you will be under no obligation to retain us. If we represent you in your claim, we will not charge attorneys’ fees until you recover money in a settlement or jury award.
Do you have more questions about your construction accident? Check out our construction site accident FAQ page.
Consultation and No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Win
From offices in Eatontown and Brick, we represent clients in Red Bank and other communities throughout Monmouth County, Ocean County and Middlesex County. Contact us to talk to one of our experienced Red Bank construction site accident lawyers today.