A 49-year-old man was injured in a New Jersey construction site accident after he was hit by a truck on Thursday, November 11. According to a news report in The Daily Record, the accident occurred in a construction site at Long Hill when the worker was allegedly struck by a runaway tractor-trailer. The worker became wedged between the tractor-trailer and a tree when he attempted to stop the runaway truck and suffered chest and arm injuries. Investigators are looking into the cause of the New Jersey construction site accident.
Workplace injuries are common, particularly at construction sites. Any employee injured at a construction site should immediately seek medical attention and may want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits are often inadequate to fully cover the expenses of a serious injury. A skilled lawyer can help an injured construction worker determine if additional compensation is available by filing a third-party claim, which holds negligent parties responsible for a construction site accident in New Jersey.
Third-party workplace claims involve holding a property owner or defective product manufacturer legally accountable for the damages their product or workplace caused an employee. A New Jersey personal injury attorney who is well-versed in New Jersey law will carefully review all details surrounding a construction site accident to determine if additional compensation is available for the victim by filing a third-party claim.
The New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein understand the challenges an injured victim faces following a serious construction site accident. We will work diligently to recover damages to cover costly medical and hospital expenses, as well as help you regain your lost income when you were unable to work. If you aren’t able to return to work because the accident resulted in a debilitating condition, we will recover permanent compensation for you. Contact us today at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and to learn how we can help.