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As the demand for housing and business spaces continues to escalate, New Jersey’s residential and non-residential construction industry is thriving, with an industrial boom bordering the state’s iconic turnpike and growth in every urban mecca as well as in the state’s more rural communities. Construction work is essential to keep up with New Jersey’s growth, but with construction comes construction accidents, resulting in the most serious work-related injuries. Construction sites are rife with dangers, including powerful equipment, machinery, heavy-duty vehicles, scaffolds, and ladders. Despite the inherent dangers of the construction industry, construction company owners, operators, managers, and even property owners all must implement safety protocols and practices to minimize the risks of injuries to employees.

If you or your loved one suffered a serious accident on a construction site, the South Jersey construction accident attorneys at Grungo Law are ready to help you examine your legal options, including deciding if a workers’ compensation claim, a negligence lawsuit, or a third-party injury claim is the best way to secure the compensation you deserve to cover your injury-related damages. Call our South Jersey law office today.

Why Choose Us for Your Construction Accident Lawyers in South Jersey?

Not only is Richard Grungo Jr., ESQ renowned as one of the state’s “Super Lawyers” but he’s also had over two decades of experience navigating even the most challenging construction accident cases including a recent $325,000 settlement for an injured South Jersey construction worker who fell from a scaffold and a $6.5 million settlement for a construction accident death case. Our legal team will give your case significant advantages including the following:

  • No upfront cost to you—instead, you only pay us after we recover your compensation
  • A free case consultation and prompt action on your claim
  • Personalized attention to your case so you get the individualized strategy you deserve for the best possible outcome
  • The latest cutting-edge investigative technology combined with classic client advocacy and experienced legal counsel
  • Open, forthright communication and availability throughout the process of your claim for compensation

When you’ve done your best at work and still experienced a painful or debilitating injury, you have a right to expect compensation. The attorneys at Grungo Law want to help you get the most out of your claim so you and your family don’t face financial hardship.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New Jersey?

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Working with heavy, dangerous equipment at precarious heights leaves construction employees vulnerable to injuries when something goes wrong. Typically, construction accidents occur due to someone’s careless actions, whether it’s negligent hiring or training practices, negligence in enforcing safety protocols, or a manufacturer’s negligence in producing a defective product. Common causes of injuries on construction sites include:

  • Slip and falls 
  • Car accidents 
  • Defective products
  • Brain injuries
  • Crushed-between injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Toxic exposures
  • Burns
  • Environmental hazard injuries
  • Structure collapse injuries
  • Trench collapse injuries
  • Wrongful death

The majority of construction accident victims resolve their claim through an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance which provides medical care and 70 percent of the employee’s average weekly wages until recovery.

What Injuries are Common in South Jersey Construction Accident Claims?

Injuries in construction accidents range from mild to moderate and severe. Some leave workers with life-altering disability. Even less serious injuries can quickly cause financial hardship when a construction worker cannot immediately return to work and expensive medical bills begin coming due. Common injuries in construction accidents in New Jersey include the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
  • Soft-tissue damage
  • Burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Traumatic limb loss
  • Crush injuries with internal organ damage

Any of the above or other injuries are painful and traumatic. Suffering an injury becomes even more distressing when it prevents a prompt return to work. Speak to a South Jersey personal injury lawyer to learn more about your injury and case. 

Workers’ Compensation Claim Or Lawsuit for a Construction Accident?

After a construction accident in South Jersey, it’s always best to speak to an experienced attorney like the legal team at Grungo Law. A workers’ compensation claim can quickly become complex, especially if the insurer disputes the claim to protect their profits. Also, your lawyer can advise you on other options. For instance, if your employer was grossly negligent or allowed an egregious action on the worksite that resulted in your injury, a negligence lawsuit may provide more than a traditional workers’ compensation claim.

In other cases, a third-party claim against someone other than your employer may be more beneficial. For example, sometimes the negligent party is a contractor, sub-contractor, property owner, or the manufacturer of a defective product. A negligence or third-party liability claim allows compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, PTSD, scarring, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages that aren’t available to injury victims in a traditional workers’ compensation claim. Our South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers are here for you.

What Compensation Can I Gain From My Construction Accident Claim?

Workers’ compensation not only provides 70 percent of income during recovery and cost-free medical care but also disability benefits or death benefits to family members in the event of a fatal construction accident injury. In other cases, a lawsuit against a third party may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reimbursement of medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity due to severe injury or disability
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Compensation for other non-economic damages such as compensation for PTSD or traumatic limb loss
  • Death benefits for fatal injuries, including funeral expenses and loss of a provider’s income

Your attorney from Grungo Law will carefully calculate your damages and then determine the best way forward in your legal claim for damages to maximize your recovery.

Call the Experienced South Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers at Grungo Law

Our construction accident attorneys get to know their clients and personally witness the impact of the injury on their lives and families. We are dedicated advocates to maximize the amount of compensation our clients recover in their injury claims. We are ready to navigate your financial recovery while you focus on your physical recovery. Contact Grungo Law today for a free confidential consultation on your case so we can begin legal action on your behalf.

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