Morristown Construction Accident Injury Attorney
Representing Injured Clients in New Jersey
Many times, individuals injured at a construction site incorrectly assume that they are only eligible for workers’ compensation for their medical expenses and lost income. While you almost certainly will want to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer in order to cover these damages, many times a third-party personal injury claim can be filed against some third party whose negligence directly lead to your injuries in addition to your workers’ comp claim.
Construction site personal injury claims can be extremely important to families when workers’ compensation does not prove sufficient in compensating you for your damages, especially when it comes to pain and suffering damages and punitive damages as these types of damages cannot be recovered through any workers’ compensation claim. However, proving that the careless actions of some third party directly lead to your injuries, and what damages exactly those injuries caused to you and your family’s lives often requires the services of an experienced and professional personal injury attorney.
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have extensive experience recovering full and fair compensation for our clients injured in construction accidents of all kinds in towns across Morris County and Sussex County, including Newton, Netcong, Dover, Denville, Parsippany, East Hanover, and Morristown, NJ.
Call our Morristown construction accident injury attorney today to discuss your unique needs, concerns, and situation regarding any kind of construction site injury in a free and confidential consultation with our legal team.
Construction Accident Personal Injury Claims in Morris County
If you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of construction accident, it is important to first know that filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer will not prohibit you from also filing a personal injury claim against some other third party, and vice-a-versa. Additionally, the workers’ compensation you are entitled to will not be reduced based on any kind of personal injury recovery you and our Morris County construction accident personal injury attorneys can secure for you.
However, in order to file, and win, a personal injury claim seeking compensation for injuries sustained in some kind of construction accident:
- That claim must be filed against a party other than your own employer
- That third party must have failed to comply with at least one regulation published by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- You and your attorney will need to be able to prove these things to be the case, and accurately assess and prove the full extent of the injuries you have suffered and the resulting damages they have caused to your life
Common Third Party Construction Accident Third Party Claims in Sussex County
Now that we have a better understanding of when a third party personal injury claim can be filed for some kind of construction accident injury or wrongful death, here are some of the most common situations in which a third party might be legally responsible for a work injury on a construction:
- Substandard or poorly designed tools or equipment
- Substandard protective gear and safety equipment
- Substandard scaffolding
- Walls falling down due to improper support
- Malfunctioning equipment such as cranes or forklifts
- Heavy machinery operated by unlicensed or careless operators
- Improper supervision of contractors or subcontractors
- Unguarded roadside ditches resulting in falls
Of course, there are many other possible situations in which a third party’s careless or reckless actions could lead to a personal injury claim being filed for a construction site injury, so if you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident it is important that you speak with a Sussex County attorney familiar with both workers’ compensation law as well as personal injury law in New Jersey.
Contact A Morristown Construction Site Injury Attorney Today
Morristown construction accident attorney Michael P. Burakoff and our law office have extensive experience recovering full and fair compensation for clients injured in construction site accidents across New Jersey, Morris County, and Sussex County, including towns like East Hanover, Morristown, Parsippany, Denville, Dover, Netcong, Hopatcong, and Newton.
Our firm focuses specifically on working closely not only with our clients but with their families as well. We understand just how stressful and precarious a family’s situation can get as medical expenses continue to mount, the injured party remains unable to work, and the insurance company refuses to cooperate or act in good faith. For these reasons and more, we focus on keeping our clients and their families highly informed and involved throughout the legal process as we work to secure you the compensation you need and deserve.
To speak with Michael Burakoff and our legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding any kind of construction site injury, your options for making a successful financial recovery, and how exactly we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through either our Newton office or our Morristown office at 973-455-1567.