Construction Accidents At Work

Workplace injuries can occur in many professions. However, those who work in the construction industry face serious dangers on a daily basis. This can involve ladder falls or scaffolding collapse, being struck by machinery, electrocution, as well as exposure to chemicals or asbestos. These injuries can result in missing a few weeks of work, but are often severe enough to cause death or have a debilitating impact.

Based in Elizabeth, attorney Paul Femia has worked with countless injured construction workers over the years at both the federal and state level here in New Jersey. These cases are often quite complex and involve compliance with safety standards and OSHA regulations, liability of the employer and many other details. We bring in construction experts to determine the cause of the accident as well as different medical specialists to explain the magnitude of the injury. We understand that this is more than just an injury: it is a matter of lost income because you are out of work; there is also a tremendous emotional burden to the victims and their families.

Important Steps To Take After A Construction Accident

Regardless of whether you are filing for workers' compensation benefits or a personal injury claim, it is advisable to take the following steps:

  • Go to the doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
  • Report the injury to your employer or manager and make note of whom you informed.
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Document the injuries and the site of the accident using a cellphone or camera.
  • Get a lawyer with experience in construction site injuries.

Contact Paul Femia Law To Learn More About Your Injured Worker Rights

We offer experienced legal guidance based on more than 30 years of practicing workplace injury law. Call 908-845-4517 or contact us through our website. Initial consultations are free.