Construction Accident Lawyers in Moorestown
Serious Legal Representation for Serious Accident Claims
Were you seriously injured in a construction accident? Stolfe Zeigler and our team of personal injury attorneys can help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve. We offer our representation to the wrongfully injured throughout Moorestown and beyond. Give us a call if you were hurt either as someone passing through a construction zone or someone who was working on a construction site when an accident occurred.
Schedule an initial consultation with our Moorestown construction accident attorneys by dialing (732) 585-1651 or by using an online contact form.
Types of Construction Accidents
The nature of a construction site is one of hazards. However, with proper precautions, equipment, and training, every construction zone can be reasonably safe for passersby and workers alike. It is when failures to follow standard safety protocols occur that the hazards of a construction site become unreasonable, and preventable accidents happen.
Our law firm can help with all types of construction accident claims, such as:
- Scaffolding collapse: According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), scaffolding collapses are one of the leading causes of severe injury and death on construction sites.
- Hit by falling object: In a worksite with verticality, like the construction of a multistory building, falling objects from above are a serious concern. Even a small bolt can cause a brain injury or fatality if it strikes someone after falling for several stories.
- Fall from height: Many construction workers are required to scale considerable heights to complete work at the top of the construction plan. Failing to provide adequate fall protections can lead to a dangerous fall.
- Electrocution: Wiring projects on a construction site can lead to electrical shorts or metal materials becoming electrified, causing electrocution hazards.
Should You Sue Your Employer After a Construction Accident?
Being involved in a construction accident not as a passerby but as a worker puts you in a difficult situation. If you are employed by the construction firm controlling the worksite, then you might have workers’ compensation benefits made available to you. Suing your employer for damages will negate your ability to use workers’ comp, though.
For the most part, construction accident claims are filed by independent contractors hurt on the job. Independent contractors are typically not provided any sort of workers’ compensation benefits by construction firms that employ them for contracted jobs. As a result, you will be free to pursue a personal injury claim without having to worry about voiding workers’ compensation.
To make certain you are making the right call and pursuing the most financial compensation after your construction accident, call (732) 585-1651 and connect with our Moorestown construction accident lawyers at Stolfe Zeigler. During an initial consultation, we can evaluate the key details of your accident to help you decide how to progress your claim.