With a wide variety of construction projects, New Jersey is home to several instances and types of work site injuries. Slips and falls on scaffolds and roofs can lead to catastrophic back, neck and limb injuries. Construction equipment such as cranes, cement mixers and haul trucks hold dangers made worse by untrained or inattentive operators.
Repetitive stress injuries, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, are also common among construction workers and support staff that are otherwise safe from harm. If you have been injured while working on a New Jersey construction project, you may be eligible for benefits that cover your medical expenses and lost income.
Injured workers face many challenges before they fully recover, especially after a serious accident that prevents them from working. They have to weigh their medical treatment options, research insurance options and consider legal action against their employer, an equipment manufacturer or other party liable for accidents and injuries. An experienced attorney will be able to help you find the best path forward for recovery and compensation.
Many construction workers in New Jersey are covered by workers' compensation if they are injured – or injure themselves – on the work site. This coverage may include payments for medical expenses associated with workplace accidents, repetitive stress, permanent disability and other injuries. You may be eligible to claim these benefits, as well as money to cover lost wages while you are recovering. If your first claim is denied, you are often entitled to an appeal with further investigation.