What You Need to Know About Construction Accident Lawsuits

Construction workers are among the toughest, hardest-working people in the country, which is why they deserve our utmost respect, Part of that respect is helping them if they have been injured on the job. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about workplace accidents and how our firm can help you sue for the compensation you need to heal after being injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have about the claims process going forward:

How do construction accidents happen?

The unfortunate reality is that the various professions associated with construction can be quite dangerous. Serious injuries can be caused by any of the following:

  • 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

How do I file a lawsuit after being injured in a construction accident?

If you are looking to sue after sustaining a serious injury in a construction accident, you will most likely file what is known as a third-party claim. Essentially, in a third-party claim, you sue another party outside of your employer for your injuries, that way you may keep your job while also recovering the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Some examples of third parties that may be responsible can include architects, equipment manufacturers, general contractors, the property owner, and more.

That being said, to win a third-party claim, you will have to hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, which is why you need someone who knows the ins and outs of the claims process and can subpoena surveillance footage, obtain medical records, police records, witness statements, and more. We know how frustrating it can be to sustain injuries that affect your livelihood, which is why we are here to help you provide for your family even if you are unable to return to work for some time. Please give us a call to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead.


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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