At Keith Zaid Law, our legal team has more than 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injured New Jersey construction workers and their families. Our lawyers know how to fight and win cases involving ladder falls and other construction site injuries.
Our construction accident lawyers take all types of accidents including:
- Falls: One of the most consistent types of accidents on construction sites involves falling from scaffolds, cranes, roofs, ladders, and objects accidentally dropping from high places.
- Struck-by accidents: The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that each year thousands of deaths occur from sudden contact with objects and equipment, also known as struck-by accidents.
- Falling objects: Construction workers commonly work on different levels of a structure, especially in New Jersey. When tools, materials, or other objects are dropped or fall from above, then it can hurt someone below.
- Confined space accidents: Workers entering manholes, tunnels, pipelines, trenches, storm drains, septic tanks, and shafts can be exposed to a variety of hazards and dangerous air conditions.
- Lifting and back injuries: Back and shoulder injuries are a common injury in construction-related occupations due to the physical nature of the work.
- Hand and power tool injuries: Working with knives, digging tools, hammers, drills, grinders, power saws and nail guns, are dangerous in nature and a common source of injury on construction sites.
- Faulty equipment: Malfunctioning, poorly maintained or defective heavy industrial equipment or simple tools can lead to amputations, broken bones or other injuries.
- Dangerous work sites: There are numerous injuries and hazards construction workers face when they arrive at the job site each morning.
- Work vehicle accidents: Workers can be injured while driving, operating machinery or working around vehicles or construction equipment.
- Collapses and shifting surfaces: Uneven or unstable surfaces pose a danger on job sites. Workers can also be injured by collapsing buildings, walls, trenches, building materials and other unsecured structures.
- Improper storage, loading, and unloading: Workers loading and unloading materials and equipment can be struck, crushed or injured by shifting heavy loads.
- Chemical exposure: Many of the chemicals used on construction sites are extremely toxic and hazardous, leading to serious chemical burns and other injuries.
- Electrical accidents: Electricity represents one of the most consistent and serious dangers in the construction industry. We represent families of electrocution fatalities and construction workers injured in electrical accidents.
There is no way to avoid all dangers on a job site. However, if you are a construction worker who has been hurt on the job or a family member of someone who has died in a construction accident, you deserve to be compensated.