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Personal Injury Attorney in Somerville, New Jersey
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and New Jersey construction workers face potentially risky conditions every day. While there are state and federal regulations put in place to maintain safe standards on construction sites and in construction zones, accidents still happen with astounding frequency. When these accidents occur, the results can becatastrophic, manifesting in severe traumatic injuries and even death. In fact, 20.5% (or 1 in 5) workplace fatalities in the United States in 2014 occurred in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Although some of these accidents are unpreventable, others are caused by the negligence of construction site operators who fail to take necessary safety measures. In these instances, injured workers and the families of those who suffered wrongful death have the right to pursue just compensation.
For almost three decades, personal injury attorney Brian J. Levine successfully represented clients who have been injured on construction sites in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and throughout New Jersey. When you enlist the Law Offices of Brian Levine, you find an experienced and effective legal advocate who is well-versed in the complex OSHA regulations, as well as employer liability and medical issues surrounding construction accidents. Having earned Certification from the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, he joins a select group of only 3 percent of attorneys in the State who have achieved this distinction. Utilizing his experience, knowledge, and credentials, Mr. Levine has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured workers. To discuss your case and learn more about how he may be able to help you obtain damages for your injuries or the loss of your loved one, contact the Law Offices of Brian Levine in Somerville, New Jersey today at 908-524-0123.
Bridgewater NJ Construction Site Injury Lawyer
Types of Construction Accidents in New Jersey
At The Law Office of Brian J. Levine, we recognize just how simple it can be for a supposed secured machine or site to turn life-threatening in an instant. Heavy machinery, dangerous tools, and extreme heights all play major roles in construction accidents. In fact, OSHA identifies what is known as the “Fatal Four,” which are responsible for the majority of construction-related deaths each year. The Fatal Four include:
Falls: from roofs, ladders, scaffolding, and other heights
Struck by Object (i.e. falling object)
Caught-in or between (may involve machinery, objects, or collapsing structures)
Construction injuries and fatalities may also result from:
Equipment accidents and machinery malfunctions
Exposure to toxic substances (i.e. asbestos)
Insufficient safety equipment
Lack of appropriate safety training
Common Injuries Resulting from Construction Accidents in New Jersey
Many of our clients who are injured in construction accidents suffer from:
Spinal cord injuries
Soft tissue damage
We also represent family members whose loved ones have suffered wrongful death.
What You Need to Know When You Suffer a Construction Injury
First and foremost, it is important to note that the statute of limitations for construction accident injuries is 2 years. In other words, you have 2 years from the date of incident, or the date at which you first learned about your injury, to file a construction accident injury claim in New Jersey.
When you have been injured on a construction site, it is imperative to consult with an attorney who has effectively handled construction accident cases in the past. He or she must fully understand the complexities of State and Federal regulations, as well as the many nuances of employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the law. Having won millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients, Brian J. Levine knows how to construct a case strategy that addresses those issues often raised by insurance companies. Our firm is not intimidated by insurance companies, nor will we back down until we feel that a fair resolution has been reached in your case.
Contact a Hunteron County NJ Construction Accident Attorney to Discuss Your Case
Contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine today to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your ladder injury, scaffold accident, or other construction injury case. Our Somerville law offices can be reached at 908-524-0123. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to provide the answers you need to move forward.
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