Construction Accident Lawyers

Across New Jersey, construction sites are actively building the next generation of infrastructure that will shelter burgeoning commerce, industry and domestic life. While the site of towering cranes and other heavy machinery excites anticipation and the promise of a better economy, there are also numerous risks facing the men and women who labor in these dangerous environments.

At Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A., our attorneys protect the rights or construction workers in Jersey City and throughout the state when they fall victim to workplace negligence, neglect and subsequent illness or injury.

Implied Risk Doesn't Translate To Willful Neglect

While office work presents its own set of risks, the dangers of a construction site are ever-present, obvious and at times, deadly. Whether operating heavy machinery, completing a job atop scaffolding or working with explosives and other hazardous materials, the dangers of a construction site are part of the job. However, employers and those overseeing construction sites have a duty and responsibility to provide an environment that is as safe as possible.

A few of the most common construction injuries and work site issues our lawyers help clients and their families address include the following:

  • OSHA violations
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Backhoe accidents
  • Collapsed scaffolding
  • Electrocution
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Toxic exposure
  • Falling objects
  • Concussions

Establishing Liability And Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

It's not uncommon for negligent employers or careless contractors to deny any responsibility associated with an accident. Our attorneys work to expose negligence and hold employers and contractors financially accountable. We work with private investigators, accident reconstructionists, engineers and other experts to determine the cause of the construction site accident. Our lawyers also collect eye witness testimony and use computer animation in exhibits to demonstrate to jurors how the accident happened and how it could have been prevented.

Speak With An Attorney Immediately Following An Accident

If you believe your accident was caused by OSHA violations or other safety and labor regulations, your employer may try to convince you to settle without filing a claim. In some instances, it may try to intimidate you as well. Likewise, if your injuries involved negligence on the part of a third-party contractor, its insurance company may try to convince you to settle out of court to avoid paying the full value of your injuries.

To ensure you are treated properly after an accident, call Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A., at 201-653-0405 or complete our online contact form. We can help you get back on your feet and back to work.