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With the recent U.S. economic Recession in the rear view mirror, towns all across North New Jersey are welcoming new construction in the way of houses, shopping centers and roadway improvements. This is great news for South Plainfield, Woodbridge, Elmwood Park and other towns where people live and work. Unfortunately, with the good often comes the bad; construction sites are dangerous places where accidents can cause devastating injuries.
Whether you are a construction worker injured on the job or a passerby who was hurt on a worksite, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin will work tirelessly to obtain maximum damages in your case to cover medical bills, pain and suffering and more.
There are strict guidelines for safety procedures on New Jersey worksites to ensure construction workers remain out of harm’s way. Additionally, signage, fences and other pro-active methods of keeping the public at a distance from dangerous work zones exist for obvious reasons.
However, accidents do happen. Sometimes it’s because of negligence; safety equipment wasn’t properly installed or completely unavailable. Or, equipment fails; scaffolding collapses can cause devastating personal injuries. Sheffet & Dvorin represent people injured in various types of construction site accidents, including:
· Falls from rooftops and ladders
· Scaffolding collapses
· Forklift, bulldozer and other heavy equipment accidents
· Missing or faulty safety equipment
· Falling debris
· Electrical burns and fire
· Cave-ins and trench collapses
· Slip & Falls
When an accident occurs on a construction site, determining responsibility for what went wrong isn’t always simple. That’s because there are many people involved with a worksite. There is the general contractor who is in charge of the entire project and sub-contractors who handle their particular areas of expertise. These may include electricians, plumbers, roofers, heavy equipment drivers, etc. Additionally, sometimes an accident is caused by faulty equipment or defective products used on the site, such as scaffolding or ladders.
Regardless of who is responsible for the accident that caused your injury – from the equipment manufacturer all the way to the GC or property owner – the skilled personal injury lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin will get to the bottom of the situation and hold the guilty parties responsible for the damage their negligence has caused you and your family.
If you are a construction worker and you get injured on the job, you can’t sue your direct employer. Instead, you file for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover medical treatment, replacement pay and more. However, you may be able to bring a “third party lawsuit” if the accident was caused by someone other than your employer. A good example would be if your employer is the roofing company but the GC was responsible for managing the scaffolding. If the scaffolding collapses, you can sue the GC for damages, while also collecting Workers’ Comp benefits.
If you are a passerby and get hurt on a construction site in Bergen or Passaic county, NJ – let’s say something falls off a roof and you are walking on the sidewalk below – you can likely hold several parties responsible.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction site accident, it’s likely you are facing painful injuries and mounting bills. We can help. We believe the most important thing you can do is to talk with an attorney who is knowledgeable about construction site accidents and the injuries they cause. You concentrate on healing, allow Sheffet & Dvorin to investigate your case and seek to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers
At the New Jersey law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, we are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of our clients. We concentrate our practice and specialize in obtaining relief for injury victims and their families through personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims. We also provide effective legal services in numerous other areas of civil and criminal law.
Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable and approachable. Each has more than 20 years of experience and will work hard to get you the best possible result.
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The law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, serves clients from Bergen County, Morris County and Middlesex County, and many other locations in North Jersey. The firm's clients are located in South Plainfield, Plainfield, Piscataway, Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Clifton, Hackensack, Paterson, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Garfield, Paramus, Lodi, Mahwah, Verona, Wayne, Newark, Elizabeth, Dover, Elmwood Park and Woodland Park, and other communities in Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Somerset County, Hudson County and Union County.