Newark, NJ Construction Accident Attorneys
When you’re hurt on a job site, we’ll build a strong case
Construction is a fact of life in Newark. It’s also potentially dangerous. When construction workers are hurt on the job, lives and careers can be changed forever. You’re looking at a long recovery period and an uncertain future, and you need a construction accident lawyer to guide you forward.
Shebell & Shebell, LLC is proud to fight for the rights of injured construction workers in Newark and throughout New Jersey. When you’ve been hurt on a construction site, you need to take immediate legal action to protect your rights. We have the experience and resources needed to build winning cases that make a real difference in injured workers’ lives. Schedule your free consultation today.
We understand the seriousness of construction accidents
Any job can be dangerous, but construction work exposes workers to far more serious dangers than most other jobs. Every year, the “Fatal Four” hazards alone cause hundreds of fatalities on construction sites across the country.
- Falls: construction workers often need to work on ladders or scaffolding to complete projects one or more stories above ground level. Appropriate protective equipment is needed to prevent falls from height.
- Electrocution: whether it’s hitting buried utility lines or contact with energized equipment, electrical injuries on construction sites can be devastating.
- Struck by object: flying and falling objects are a significant hazard to workers on Newark construction sites. That’s why personal protective equipment (PPE), training for equipment and vehicle use, and qualification of operators and signal persons is so important.
- Caught between objects: trench cave-ins and machinery accidents can cause devastating and even fatal injuries without warning.
Construction workers are exposed to many other hazards, too, including nail gun accidents, trip hazards, and vehicle accidents. Especially in the summer months, they may be vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heatstroke. These are serious injuries that demand serious legal action to help injured workers rebuild their lives.
Your legal options after a construction accident in Newark
Like nearly all workers in New Jersey, construction workers have access to workers’ compensation benefits when they’re hurt on the job. Workers’ comp pays for the full cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work injury; there are no co-pays, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket expenses for medical care. It also provides partial replacement of your lost wages if you are temporarily or permanently disabled due to the injury. Because construction work is so physically demanding, this is quite common.
In addition, if a third party was involved in your accident, you can file a personal injury claim against that person or organization. You can’t file a personal injury claim against your direct employer after a work accident, but if your injury involved a subcontractor, property owner, architect, engineer, equipment manufacturer, or any other company that isn’t your employer, you have the same right to pursue compensation as anyone injured under other circumstances. A personal injury claim can allow you to pursue compensation for damages not covered by workers’ comp, like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and additional lost income.
Moving forward with these claims requires a great deal of investigation. Construction sites are notoriously chaotic places where evidence can disappear quickly, especially outdoors. Whether you’re pursuing a workers’ comp or personal injury claim, or both, the insurance companies involved will fight hard to defend their interests. You need someone in your corner who will fight just as hard for your rights.
Schedule your free consultation with a Newark construction accident lawyer
The stakes are high in a construction accident claim, and time is of the essence. When you hire Shebell & Shebell, we’ll launch an immediate investigation to secure the evidence needed to build a strong case. Based on our investigation, we will pursue all available compensation to pay for your injuries. If you have both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim, we can move them forward simultaneously.
We strongly encourage you to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after a construction accident. There’s no cost and no commitment to take any legal action, just answers about your legal rights and options. If you do choose to hire us, we work on a contingency fee, which means you don’t pay us out of pocket. If we win your case, our fee is a percentage of the recovery. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple.
Again, the key is to act early. The longer you wait, the worse your legal situation may become. Protect your rights after a construction accident. Contact us and schedule your free consultation with a Newark construction accident attorney today.