Year after year road construction sites prove to be deadly zones for construction workers in the field. These sites are almost always located on dangerous highways where high speeds and confusing construction detours provide a recipe for disaster. On top of drivers posing dangers for workers at road construction sites, workers are susceptible to sustaining injuries from the heavy equipment that they operate on a daily basis. There is also a high chance for electrocution at construction sites due to equipment and wiring malfunctions.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation determined that between the years 2002 and 2009, there were 42,347 work zone crashes. Out of these accidents, 96 of them proved fatal for workers involved. It was determined that approximately 1000 workers die annually across the country due to construction related work accidents.
At the personal injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, our experienced NJ workers’ comp attorneys have successfully handled workers compensation claims for employees injured in a wide range of accidents. As described above, accidents can result in minor injuries or result in lifelong medical conditions and even death. Regardless of the accident, income is always lost due to time spent away from work and the benefits given to employees are usually too low and rarely are able to adequately compensate the victims of work related accidents. On top of the pain suffered and money lost from a work related injury, claims are often difficult to file, especially when workers are facing resistance from their employers.
Our experienced, knowledgeable New Jersey work injury attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, navigate through these problems, and earn you the compensation that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. For more information and a free evaluation of your case, call Lependorf & Silverstein at (609) 240-0040 today.