Structural Defects

Powerful Advocacy for Injured Construction Workers and Their Families

Just because a construction project is almost complete does not mean that the job site is no longer hazardous. All construction site workers must be able to trust their fellow contractors to perform high-quality work free from structural defects that could lead to serious injury.

When negligence by a construction site worker, foreman, property owner or architect results in a wall collapsing, a roof beam falling, or a fire starting, any injury victims on the job site may have the right to compensation. In New Jersey, construction site workers can turn to The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A., for forceful and persuasive legal representation in the aftermath of a construction site accident caused by structural defects. Contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient offices in Morristown, West New York and Newton.

Successful Construction Site Accident Attorney: Millions of Dollars Recovered

Morristown construction site accident lawyer Michael P. Burakoff has dedicated his 35-year career to defending the rights of injury victims. He has won major settlements against large insurance companies in construction site accident cases.

Mr. Burakoff has in-depth knowledge of the legal, medical and construction industry issues relevant to obtaining full and fair settlements for construction site accident victims and their families. Our investigation will include reviewing documents and interviewing witnesses to get answers to the following questions:

  • Was the incident a true accident or was it caused by negligent or careless actions?
  • Were the structural defects open and obvious, or were they hidden and unknown?
  • Was person responsible for the structural defects an employee of the same company as the injury victim? If so, the main source of reimbursement may be the workers' compensation system.
  • Was the responsible party another company or individual? If so, the injured worker may be able to file an independent third-party claim against that party for additional compensation over and above workers' compensation.

At the Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A., we investigate your work-related accident to determine whether a third party should be held accountable for financial compensation in addition to any workers' compensation benefits you may be entitled to.

If you are an injured worker or a family member, contact us to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation at one of our four New Jersey offices.