NJ Construction Accidents Lawyer
New Brunswick firm seeks compensation for workers hurt on building and repair sites
No matter where you are in New Jersey, a construction project is not far away. Whether it is a residential, commercial or industrial site, workers must deal with tough conditions and frequent injuries. When construction accidents occur, John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick draws on more than 40 years of experience to obtain payment for victims in personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims. As a board-certified civil trial attorney, Mr. Strong provides exceptional legal representation to victims of construction accident injuries throughout Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer counties, as well as other New Jersey communities.
Types of construction accidents
A wide range of accidents can occur on construction sites, such as:
- Falls — Slipping on a multistory structure or tripping over something left on the ground might cause a laborer to suffer a serious injury.
- Strikes from dropped objects — Tools or building materials that fall, or are dropped, from a high vantage could lead to broken bones, a traumatic brain injury or some other type of harm to an individual on the ground.
- Equipment malfunctions — A machine or vehicle that fails to work properly is capable of inflicting a serious injury to anyone nearby.
- Scaffold collapses — Unless a construction scaffold is built correctly, it could collapse, causing a deadly threat to laborers on the scaffold and anyone below it.
- Exposure to hazardous materials — Workers on building and repair projects have suffered serious, and even deadly, medical conditions as a result of their exposure to hazardous materials.
- Fires and electrocutions — Flammable substances and electric lines that are not properly grounded pose a serious risk to everyone on a construction site.
To build the strongest possible case for you, our firm will examine all of the relevant facts relating to your construction accident, including whether improper training, violations of safety regulations, faulty equipment or other factors contributed to your injury.
Litigating a construction injury case
Pinpointing the liable parties in a construction accident case might require substantial investigation. On many sites, there are multiple contractors with insurance companies prepared to blame someone else for the injury. Our background in these cases helps us to determine what specifically contributed to the incident so we can hold the liable businesses and individuals accountable. After establishing what led up to the injury, our firm strongly counters the attempts of defendants and their carriers to avoid their legal responsibility.
Compensation available to victims
Victims have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit under New Jersey’s personal injury statute of limitations. In a third-party action, you can collect damages that go beyond the medical expenses and partial wage replacement provided by workers’ compensation. If someone besides your employer or a co-worker contributed to the accident, you can receive payment to address your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and the portion of your lost income that was not paid through workers’ comp benefits.
Contact a construction accident attorney in New Brunswick for a free consultation
John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick represents those injured on New Jersey construction sites. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call 732-979-2166 or contact us online. Se habla español.