Construction Site Accidents and Job Site Injuries
Introduction to Job Related Personal Injury
When you or someone you care about has been injured at a construction site or industrial job site you have every right to take legal action to obtain compensation. If the job accident leads to fatal injuries family members may seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Construction sites and industrial job sites are common places for work related injuries. The most common causes include incidents involving vehicles, tools, supplies, slip and falls, and electricity.
Construction workers who get hurt on the job should be covered by workers' compensation provided by their employer by law. Workers' comp provides for medical bills being paid, disability income and if the injury is fatal, death benefits. Worker's compensation does not cover pain and suffering damages though. If we determine that the employer was reckless or negligent we would seek compensation directly from the employer in addition to workers' comp through legal action.
Job site accidents when you're not an employee
Occasionally, equipment malfunctions or improper use of building materials or vehicles can lead to non-employee injuries. In this case you would need an attorney to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Best course of action
The best course of action to take when involved in a construction accident or job site injury is to sit down with a personal injury attorney and explain what happened. Do not attempt to settle or sign anything provided by an insurance company or an employer before talking with a personal injury attorney.
There are a number of ways to obtain compensation for your injuries and we will recommend the best course of action to take to maximize the potential compensation. At Jacob & Chiarello we have successfully handled many personal injury cases for South Jersey residents. We are highly experienced in negotiating settlements with insurance companies as well as very adept at presenting a clear and convincing case to a jury if we can not settle out of court.
To schedule a free, personal injury consultation with Joe Chiarello call 856-825-0700. Joe can visit you at home or at the hospital if that makes it easier for you or your loved one.
The information presented is intended to provide a broad and general introduction to the topic specified, and is not intended as legal advice. Every legal case is unique and this information may not apply to you. You should not rely on it exclusively. There is no substitute for legal advice, one-on-one, from attorney to client and you should have a consultation with a licensed attorney if you want to know your legal rights.