NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Construction sites may be inherently dangerous compared to other places of work, but there are ways to ensure the overall safety of workers and pedestrians alike. Scaffolding, a temporary construction structure design and built with a distinct purpose in mind, is often at the base cause of serious injury in construction. Oftentimes, these structures are not meant for a longer term use.

It is also important to know that the majority of scaffolding structures are built by a third party for the construction crew. This means if there is any injury sustained due to improper structure or related issues, it may not be the construction company that would be liable to pay for damages that result from scaffolding accidents in New Jersey.

A common cause of injury is when the scaffolding design was not properly executed or was created in short sight, resulting in collapse. This can also occur when the structure has been fashioned from inexpensive or low quality materials. It is important for a construction company to consider the price of the labor versus the quality they will receive because of this reason.

While many construction accidents cannot be prevented, scaffolding accidents are typically completely avoidable. The contractor of the structure is responsible for the design and construction. This means when someone has been injured because of the scaffolding, the injured person or persons would have to file a third-party liability claim.

WHAT IS A THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY CLAIM?

In context of an injury that occurs on the job, a third-party liability claim is filed when an injury has been caused due to the negligence of another person or entity. For instance, a worker who is injured by a slip and fall from a wet floor would file for Workers’ Compensation. However, if a structure that has been built by a contractor falls onto the worker, the injured person would pursue legal recourse from the company that built the structure as opposed to the company that has employed them.

Our team of New Jersey construction accident lawyers represent victims who have suffered injuries due to scaffolding including, but not limited to:

  • Falling from scaffolding
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wrongful death claim
  • Brain injury
  • Item falling from scaffolding

After an injury, you may qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits due to the negligence of your employer. However, these claims will only reward two-thirds of a worker’s wages. Instead, a third-party liability claim pursues those who are responsible for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages from the scaffolding accident. In these claims, there is a higher potential for compensation, which can substantially help injured employees heal and keep their financial lives on track.

NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT EICHEN CRUTCHLOW ZASLOW & MCELROY, LLP, REPRESENT VICTIMS INJURED DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF A THIRD-PARTY PERSON OR ENTITY IN SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENTS

Those who have been injured have the right to seek the compensation necessary for them to keep their finances in order while taking the time to fully heal. Our team of New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy have experience holding third parties responsible for the injuries that occur as a result of their negligence. Contact us online today or call us at 732-777-0100 for a no obligation consultation about your case.

Construction sites may be inherently dangerous compared to other places of work, but there are ways to ensure the overall safety of workers and pedestrians alike. Scaffolding, a temporary construction structure design and built with a distinct purpose in mind, is often at the base cause of serious injury in construction. Oftentimes, these structures are not meant for a longer term use.

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Barry R. Eichen

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