Bergen County Construction Injury Attorneys
If you work in construction, you are obviously at a greater risk for serious injury or accidental death than an office worker. Ladders, scaffolding, power tools, open foundations, and heavy equipment all contribute to a dangerous environment.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident you are entitled to a workers' compensation claim. Workers' comp, however, may not fully cover the costs of your accident. Contact our law office in Hackensack and a construction accident lawyer from our firm, Rogan & Associates, LLC, will try to identify any other sources of compensation for your loss.
Defective Tools · Dangerous Equipment · Poor Maintenance
Contractors and construction workers deal with dangerous equipment on a daily basis.
Because of the nature of construction sites, injury victims often are entitled to a second claim in addition to workers' comp. A third-party claim for a workplace injury comes into play when someone other than your immediate employer is partially or wholly responsible for your accident. Examples of situations where a construction accident injury may entitle you to a second claim involve the following factors:
- If the construction accident was caused by a poorly designed or defective tool or equipment you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the product.
- If your injury was the result of negligence of a general contractor or a different subcontractor, you may have a claim against that person or business.
- If your injury was either partly or entirely due to poorly maintained premises (for instance debris had not been removed promptly) you may have a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager.
- If your injury involved a delivery truck or other vehicle, several insurance policies may cover your loss.
Recovery from a back injury, head injury, or electrocution may never be complete, or result in increased disability later in life. If you want to make sure you have investigated all sources of the money you will need to take care of yourself and your family, call or e-mail our office (201-289-8231), Fax-201-342-6658 in Hackensack to speak with a construction accident attorney.
Our law firm's Hackensack construction accident lawyers represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including but not limited to the following areas: Hackensack, Teaneck, Paramus, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Paterson, Closter, New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Rockland County, Essex County, Bergen County, Passaic County, and Hudson County.