OSHA names construction site falls one of the fatal four workplace injuries, accounting for 35% of construction deaths the last year for which statistics were provided. In turn, improper fall protection is one of the most common workplace violations, whether the incident is related to on-site protocol violations or equipment manufacturer errors. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after falling at a worksite in NJ, seek representation of a seasoned NJ construction accident lawyer.
What to Do After a Construction Site Fall in New Jersey
From lost wages during recovery to the monetary impact of partial or permanent disability, workplace falls can have serious consequences. If you have fallen on the job, do the following immediately:
- Seek medical attention to address injuries sustained during the fall
- Document any suspected OSHA or BOCA violations for your legal team’s use
- Talk to an expert construction accident attorney ASAP to review your legal rights
Crafting Your Case with Savvy Legal Representation
Gill & Chamas is known for legal representation in construction injury cases, and we invest in our clients to get results. With more than a dozen Construction Accident Attorneys on staff and two dedicated offices in Woodbridge and Howell, we take workplace injuries seriously. Employers are required to protect their workers, and when you have been injured as a result of their failure to do so, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Gill & Chamas Construction Site Fall Recoveries:
- $3.4 Million for a man who fell thirty feet to his death when his lift got tangled with another lift.
- A jury-awarded verdict of $3.2 Million for a Port Reading man who suffered serious injuries when he fell off a scaffold at a construction site in Jersey City.
- $2,625,000 – Bricklayer left disabled from a ladder fall of about ten to fifteen feet.
- $2,600,000 – Job fatality – 85 foot fall into catch basin.
- $2,565,000 – Fall from platform at a restaurant deck.
- $1,400,000 – Worksite Fall – Mercer County man fell off 12-foot ladder while working on New Jersey Turnpike project.
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