Contractor Negligence and Third Party Liability
Normally, construction workers are limited to workers’ compensation for their on-the-job injuries. However, New Jersey and Federal law imposes job site safety responsibilities on the general and subcontractors. The negligence of another contractor on the work site or defective machinery and equipment may be grounds for a construction accident lawsuit. In certain instances, New jersey law will allow an injured worker to sue his employer, outside of the workman’s compensation courts, in a civil action where it can be demonstrated that known flagrant safety violations created conditions for disaster.
The law firm of Martin Kane Kuper, LLC represents construction trades workers in the Brunswick area, Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey. Our personal injury attorneys have secured major settlements and verdicts in these cases.
The evidence disappears quickly as site work resumes and the negligent parties try to cover their tails. Call immediately at 1-877-NJLAW4U for a free case evaluation. Even if we determine that you cannot sue for damages, we can handle your workers’ compensation disability claim to ensure that you get all entitled benefits.
Construction Accidents — Was Safety Ignored?
One client lost his leg when a crane transporting a concrete Jersey barrier dropped it on him. In another case, our client was installing an exterior coating on a structure when the platform collapsed. In both lawsuits, Martin Kane Kuper, LLC sued (a) the general contractor for construction negligence and (b) an equipment manufacturer for product liability.
Our experienced trial lawyers have recovered damages in a wide range of construction accidents:
- Falls from heights without protective gear
- Collapsed walls, roofs or trenches
- Explosions, burns and toxic chemical exposure
- Electrocution/electric shock injury
- Scaffolding injury/ladder accident
- Crane accidents and other heavy equipment injury
- Failure of protective clothing or safety harnesses
- Tools and machinery (design defects or disabled safety guards)
Martin Kane Kuper works quickly to preserve evidence at the scene and identify the cause of the injury or wrongful death. Employers (general contractors) are liable for willful, wanton or egregious disregard of safety, such as ordering workers into hazardous situations, skimping on safety equipment or knowingly ignoring OSHA regulations.
If you suffered a serious or permanently disabling construction accident injury, call us toll free at 1-877-NJLAW4U or contact us online as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation, including home and hospital visits.