Construction Site Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous. With sharp tools, electrical projects, heights, and more, there are endless ways for an accident to occur. Read on to learn more about construction site accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.

How do construction accidents occur?

The most common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Lifting injuries
  • Toxic waste injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Falling debris
  • Ladder collapses
  • Other defective equipment
  • Careless or negligent supervisors/management

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This is because an injury can take a major toll, physically, financially, and emotionally. For example, you may face pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Financial compensation can help ease these burdens. However, it is important to take action quickly. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is typically two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. Do not let this happen. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney right away to avoid missing any important deadlines.

Fulfilling the burden of proof:

In order to recover compensation, you will have to provide proof of negligence. In order to do this, it is important to document the scene of the accident. If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. It is also important to work with a skilled personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain evidence you could not obtain on your own. This may include security camera footage, police reports, and more.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm will fight for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated attorney.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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