Construction Accident Injuries in New Jersey
At the law offices of Flynn and Associates, our experienced and knowledgeable legal team has represented thousands of hard-working construction professionals across the great state of New Jersey. Many of these individuals have been seriously injured while on a job site due to the ignorance or downright negligence of their employers.
The Construction injury attorneys here at Flynn and Associates have over thirty years of experience representing construction professionals within all the different possible trades associated with construction. Our legal team understands the overly complex nature of these trades as well as the legal requirements needed to craft a strong case in the event of a construction workplace injury.
Our legal team has fought for years to obtain the justice and financial compensation that these injured construction professionals deserve.
We want you to know that we care about you and your case, you are not just a case number to us. We will do everything in our power to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
We know this can be an extremely difficult, confusing, and frustrating time after your construction workplace injury. Our goal is to take care of all the complex legal work and leave you time to deal with the important things like spending time with family and recovering from your injury.
If you believe that you were injured in construction work due to negligence or unsafe changes to a job site give us a call for your 100 percent complimentary consultation to discuss the details of your case.
Our legal team will use their extensive connections with medical as well as job-specific experts to determine the strength of your claim and give you the best advice possible as you move forward on your path to physical and financial recovery.
Most importantly we want you to know that we will not charge you a dime until we win your case. We know that times after workplace injury can be difficult and scary as medical bills and lost wages begin to pile up.
As stated above, we care about you and your case and we want to make this difficult and frustrating time as easy as possible. So, do not worry about paying us until we have secured the compensation you deserve.
How Our Construction Injury Attorneys Fight for Injured Construction Workers
From your first complimentary consultation with the legal team here at Flynn and Associates, we will get to work on your case immediately to ensure a timely dispersal of compensation. Listed below are just some of the ways that the legal team here at Flynn and Associates will fight for you and your family’s compensation:
Investigate your construction accident and gather solid evidence.
In every single construction workplace injury, the first and most vital step is a thorough collection of strong evidence that helps to ensure that your case is as successful as possible. The knowledgeable and battle-tested attorneys here at Flynn and Associates will help to ensure that all pertinent evidence to your case is collected and preserved to help prove your side of the case.
Track medical records to document your construction accident injuries.
The most important evidence in the case is thorough and detailed medical documentation on your injuries from a licensed and practicing physician. Our attorneys recommend that you see a doctor as quickly as possible so that they can officially document your injuries and prove that you are telling the truth about the severity of your injuries.
Not only will these doctor visit help to strengthen your case it will also allow your recovery to move along as quickly as possible and the physician can recommend any specialized medicine you may need to ensure a healthy life post-injury.
Our legal team will collect any medical bills associated with your injury as well as future prognoses to ensure that your compensation covers any future medical spending you incur.
Consult with skilled experts.
As you know entirely too well construction injury cases can be extremely complex due to all the possible parties that could be at fault for your injuries. To clear up all this confusion and red tape our legal team will employ their vast network of industry experts such as engineers, foremen, etc. to help strengthen and clear up the facts of your claim.
While our attorneys are knowledgeable on the details of construction professional's jobs in a general sense these industry experts will help to strengthen your case and provide persuasive arguments on your behalf in negotiations or if necessary, a jury trial.
Negotiate aggressively with construction insurance companies.
The legal team here at Flynn and Associates has over thirty years of experience dealing and negotiating with insurance companies of all kinds and especially with those centered in the field of construction.
The insurance adjusters and representatives are trained exclusively to diminish your compensation as much as they possibly can, and we will passionately represent your interests while effectively negating their points to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Most importantly we will handle these negotiations so that you have more time to recover from your injuries and spend time with your loved ones during this stressful time.
Handle liens and bills from medical providers.
In most of these construction injury cases; the injuries are very severe and can leave you with an absurd amount of medical bills and debt. Our legal team will work closely with you to ensure that none of these factors negatively impact your or your family’s quality of life.
Advocate for your best interests at trial.
In the case that your claim cannot be adequately negotiated in the settlement phase whether it's due to absurdly low offers from insurance companies or corporate greed, we will go to war for you in the courtroom to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We will passionately and effectively represent your case in front of the jury as well as behind the scenes to get you the justice you deserve.
Your Compensation in a Construction Accident Claim
The potential compensation you may receive from your case depends on the nature of your case, whether it’s a worker’s comp or civil lawsuit, the type and severity of injuries you have experienced due to the negligence of your employer, the amount of money spent on medical treatments for your injuries as well as any future medical procedures you may need, all lost wages or income that came about as a result of your construction injury.
In the case of a civil lawsuit you may be able to recover the types of compensation listed below:
- All medical expenses you have already incurred due to your injury(s) as well as any possible expenses you may need in the future about the injuries sustained at work
- Any lost wages or income due to your injury as well as the salary that you may have lost because of your injury.
- If you have sustained any lifelong disability or disfigurement that will impact you for the rest of your life due to your construction injury
- Pain and suffering
In nearly every single construction injury case our clients will receive a cheap and nearly insulting offer from the construction insurance company to close out your case without paying you the compensation you deserve. The insurance company hopes and prays that you accept this weak offer just to cover medical expenses as those begin to pile up so they can take advantage of your exceedingly difficult position.
Our legal team recommends that you never accept this first offer as it will almost certainly not cover all the expenses that you need to ensure a comfortable and stable financial position in your life post-injury.
Time Limits on Construction Accident Claims
Every state in the US has a slightly different period that makes up their statute of limitations. This means that you only have a certain amount of time post-injury to file a claim or you will have no legal right to the compensation you need to ensure a positive future.
In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations on workplace injuries is only two years from the date of your injury. Meaning that you have exactly two years to file a claim and get the compensation you deserve if you allow this time to pass without action your claim will be denied and thrown out almost immediately and you will not receive any compensation.
While two years may seem like a long time there is a lot of time and effort that goes into a successful construction injury case. We recommend that you see a doctor and contact the best construction injury attorney for you as soon as possible to ensure that your claim has the time necessary to be as strong as possible.
Handling this case in a prompt and timely manner will ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines and receive your compensation as quickly as possible.
However, there are some cases where these two years can be significantly shortened especially if a government agency or company is a possible defendant in your case.
Frequently Asked Construction Accident Questions
Listed below are some of our past clients most frequently asked questions which may help you to have a better understanding of your rights:
What Is a Construction Accident Injury Case?
A construction site is a particularly dangerous day at the office compared to other lines of work. Injuries to construction professionals can occur in a split second and without any warning due to the generally unsafe nature of a construction site. However, it is also possible for bystanders or passers-by to be injured by an accident in a construction site.
In most construction site injury cases worker’s compensation may cover the costs both physically and financially. However, there are many situations in which workers' compensation is not an option whether you injured as a bystander or your company refuses to payout.
Another possible example of this is if your injury was caused by the negligence of another subcontractor when you are self-employed. In this case, the legal team here at Flynn and Associates can help you to explore possible options such as civil lawsuits to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Why Does There Have to Be More Than One Contractor Working at the Site to Bring This Type of Case?
If you are employed by a construction company the worker's comp laws are put in place to protect your employer from you filing any civil lawsuit against them. This can only be bypassed if you are a bystander or your company is refusing to pay out on your worker's compensation for whatever reason.
However, if there is another contractor or sub-contractor whose negligence played a role in your injury you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against them as well as collecting your worker’s compensation to ensure you get as much compensation as possible.
Can an Injured Worker Receive Workers’ Compensation and Bring a Construction Accident Lawsuit?
While this is a slightly rarer case, below are the general guidelines for making this instance a reality:
If you have received workers compensation from your employer but there is a 3rd party contractor whose negligent actions also played a role in your injury.
For instance, you are employed by a roofing company and fall through the setup roof due to a cabinet installation company leaving their tools on which damaged the supports of the roof and left you seriously injured.
When Is a Third-Party Contractor Liable?
A 3rd party contractor can be held liable and therefore responsible for your injuries if they failed to abide by the laws and regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
However, just because the regulations were broken that does not necessarily prove that the company was negligent in their actions. The legal team here at Flynn and Associates will scour the evidence and testimony of the case to find any proof of reckless or careless business practices used by the 3rd party contractor.
Most construction site injuries are caused by workers' lack of attentiveness, outside distractions breaking workers focus, ineffective or possibly criminally negligent job training policies, and sometimes unfortunately alcohol or drug use.
What Do I Do If I Am Injured at a Construction Site?
Listed below is are our legal teams advised first steps if you happen to experience a construction injury:
- Let your company know about your injury and the details of what went down as quickly as possible. This will help your case as it makes you look honest in both the eyes of your employer as well the jury if necessary
- Ensure that you get the names and contact information of any witnesses that could help to bolster your case and verify your claims.
- If it is possible to take photos of the accident scene or if you are incapable be sure to have someone you trust within the company take photos as these photos are vital pieces of evidence that help to paint a picture of your injuries for the jury.
- Next, immediately seek medical attention and follow all the orders your physician provides for you to ensure your injury is documented and your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
- Contact a construction injury attorney that works best for you.
Our legal team has represented thousands of clients in these types of situations and hope that our advice can help to ensure that you both get the compensation you deserve as well as recover quickly from your injuries.
How Do I Take Steps to Assert My Rights to a Safe Workplace?
In the case that you see any possible health and safety violations, it is important to both you and your fellow employee's safety that you file a complaint with OSHA. This will help to ensure a safer working environment for everyone in the company and hopefully save your employers money that they would have to pay out if a worker is injured because of the safety violation they may have accidentally overlooked.
To see a list of construction worksite OSHA regulations, refer to the OSHA website which provides their in-depth guidelines to a safe and healthy construction worksite.
If I File a Complaint Against My Employer to OSHA, Can My Employer Take Any Action Against Me?
You need to understand your rights when it comes to filing an OSHA complaint against your employer. Your employer cannot treat you any differently or discriminate against you because of your complaint. If you experience any discrimination be sure to let your construction injury attorney know of the details so that these facts can be added to your case and you can be protected from the wrath of an angry corporation.
OSHA will protect both your job as well as your income in a series of regulations known as whistleblower protections. To ensure quick and timely protection you must file an OSHA complaint within 30 days of the retaliatory action on the part of your employer.
Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers
Since construction sites are constantly changing as the building construction progresses, you must seek the immediate assistance of a lawyer before the evidence necessary for a claim is destroyed or altered.
Construction accident claims require lawyers who are keen and well-experienced in construction accident law.
Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Flynn & Associates, P.C., can assist you with skilled legal representation for the best possible reimbursement of your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of wages.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious construction accident in New Jersey, we will offer you a free consultation. Contact us by calling our office or fill out the online contact form.