Working on a construction site is dangerous, even at the best of times. Day after day construction workers put their safety on the line working at extreme heights, handling dangerous chemicals, and operating complicated and deadly machinery. These dangerous environments can result in workplace injuries including slip and falls, cumulative trauma injuries, or even wrongful death. Under ideal conditions, it is a dangerous job, but conditions are not always ideal. Sub-par training of on-site machinery, shortcuts on safety measures, failure to properly maintain machinery and pressures from contractors to cut corners and deliver ahead of schedule can all lead to serious, even deadly accidents.

Every year in the United States, several hundred construction workers (828 in 2013) die due to injuries sustained on the job. Furthermore, 197,800 workers were injured but survived, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. What these statistics don't tell us is how many were severely injured, rendered incapable of working either short term or permanently, and how their injuries affected their lives and loved ones.

Bob Smith of Smith & Gaynor, LLC, is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an accolade given by the New Jersey Supreme Court to only 2% of the active lawyers in the state. This means that he specializes in civil court cases, including accident and injury cases of any kind. Bob Smith prides himself on providing personal but professional legal counsel, and believes open and honest communication with his clients is the key to building a partnership based on trust. If you've been hurt in a construction accident as a result of another's negligent behavior, contact Smith & Gaynor, LLC, as soon as possible to ensure that your right to compensation is preserved and protected.

Construction Accidents Parsippany, New Jersey – Common Causes

Working in construction puts a serious strain on your body, and comes with great risk. Working in construction is behind only mining and agriculture in terms of industries with the highest rates of fatal accidents caused to workers. Common sources of injury include:

  • Ladder falls
  • Scaffold collapses and other scaffold injuries
  • Forklift accidents
  • Trenches & excavating injuries
  • Crane accidents

You work hard on the job for your employer; you deserve to know that your employer is looking out for your safety while you do so, and will pay you what you're owed when you get hurt. Unfortunately, compensation for construction accidents doesn't always come so easily. You may encounter resistance from your workers' compensation insurer, or you may be at a loss regarding how to file a claim against an outside negligent party, such as an at-fault property owner or subcontractor. An experienced construction accident lawyer who is well-versed in recovering money for injured workers will be able to take these responsibilities off your shoulders, so that you can focus on healing instead of paperwork and lawsuits.

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer

If you've been hurt on the job in a construction accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for any lost wages, medical expenses, or pain and suffering you've been forced to endure. At Smith & Gaynor, LLC, we understand the stakes involved with your injury and are ready to provide personal and effective legal representation. We know how to fight for your future while at the same time always maintaining an open line of communication. The lawyer you hire is the lawyer you get, every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a construction accident and would like to discuss your options, contact us online or through our Morristown offices at 973-532-2661 today to schedule your cost-free consultation.