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    Finding a Lawyer in Linden

    Lots of law firms practice personal injury law in New Jersey. However, you want a competent, aggressive lawyer that is going to go after what is right.

    We are able to provide you with the personalized service that you deserve. Your case will be handled by one of our professional lawyers to give you a fighting chance at winning your case. We won’t accept any legal fees for our work until you are awarded the compensation claim that you have been fighting for.

    Construction site accidents are far too commonplace

    The Linden area is ably served by the wide range of legal services provided by Charney and Roberts. Our attorneys know the personal injury sector extremely well and have assisted our many clients in claiming millions of dollars in damages as a result of a variety of accident types, including construction site accidents.

    Construction sites can be dangerous places, even if the people who use them are naturally cautious. Construction site accidents are some of the most common in the United States and remain one of the most likely places where workers, in particular, are likely to be injured. Construction sites are very complex places as there is likely more than a single company involved. This means that whether you are an employee, a visitor, or injured you really need the services of an experienced accident attorney to help you make a claim for damages.

    Construction sites are natural hazard zones

    Construction sites are hazardous places where accidents can happen at anytime. The most common types of accident include:

    • a lack of effective warning signs for visitors and passers by
    • poor provision of safety equipment or training for employees
    • inexperienced construction site employees operating heavy machinery
    • heavy objects falling from a height
    • lack of effective guard rails or scaffolding for workers at a height
    • poorly concealed holes and ditches
    • poor supervision of employees by construction site staff

    Construction site accidents can be responsible for a large number of different injuries including: electrocution, burns, and brain and spinal injuries can mean a huge burden on an innocent person’s finances as well as the emotional and psychological effects on the victim and his or her family. Even minor injuries such as cuts and bruises and muscle and joint strains can mean time off work and unexpected medical bills.

    Who is responsible for compensation?

    Compensation for injuries that have resulted from construction site accidents is a complex matter as it involves the accident attorney sorting out who exactly is responsible for the accident. In some cases, there are multiple third parties who share some of the responsibility and there may also be cases where an employee is also partially responsible for his or her own accident.

    Employees who are injured are normally covered by workers’ compensation, but may make a separate personal injury claim if a third party can be proved liable. If the injured person is a visitor to the site, or an innocent passer by then the normal ability to make a personal injury claim against the parties at fault stands anyway. The claim will still depend on being able to prove that somebody else was liable.

    There may be more than one third party at fault

    The complexity of accident claims on construction sites comes from the fragmented nature of potential responsibility. There may be the main construction company itself together with any number of independent contractors and subcontractors as well as engineers, site designers and maintenance crew. Any or all of these may have some part to play in causing the accident.

    If you have been involved in an accident on a construction site, your first concern should be your medical welfare. Make sure that you collect all your medical records if you need treatment as these can be used as evidence later on.

    Make sure your injury is properly recorded at work

    If you are an employee at the site there will be an established procedure whereby your accident is reported and recorded. Make sure that this does happen as it is important in claiming workers’ compensation later on or used as evidence in a personal injury lawsuit.

    You may find that you are contacted by a company insurance agent, who will try to offer a speedy payment which is designed to persuade you from going through the lengthier negotiations required to make a full personal injury claim. If this happens, do not be tempted by the offer made as it is highly likely that the amount you might be paid is much less than can be claimed through one of our experienced attorneys here at Charney and Roberts.

    If you or a member of your family is in need of a skilled and experienced construction site accident attorney in the Linden or New Jersey area, please contact us at Charney and Roberts now at (908) 925-8300 for a free and totally confidential assessment. We never charge a client anything unless a case is won!