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Construction Site Accidents

New Jersey Lawyers Helping Workers Involved in Construction Accidents

Successfully handling workers compensation claims since 1950

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 by two dedicated Harvard Law School graduates to advise injury victims on their rights and legal resources. Our construction accident attorneys proudly represent the hardworking men and women who construct, repair and improve New Jersey roads, train tracks, buildings, homes, bridges and other infrastructure. We guide you through the complex red tape of filing your workers compensation claim and investigate whether the facts of your case also warrant a third-party personal injury lawsuit.

Dangerous construction site conditions

Construction workers face dangerous conditions every day. However, contractors can take proactive steps to protect workers from such serious accidents as:

  • Body parts crushed in between heavy machinery
  • Heavy truck accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Burns in blasts and fires

You have the right to report safety violations to your supervisor and to OSHA without fear of reprisal. In response to your complaint, OSHA may conduct an investigation, during which we are your steadfast advocates. If you are injured because of an unsafe work site, we file a workers compensation claim on your behalf and review your case for potential third-party negligence lawsuits.

Filing your workers compensation claim

The workers compensation program grants employers immunity from most workplace injury lawsuits in exchange for their employee’s right to receive prompt medical coverage and lost income benefits. Our law firm guides you through the process of obtaining the maximum amount of workers compensation to which you are entitled.

Fatal four construction accidents

According to OSHA, 721 workers died in private industry construction accidents in 2011. OSHA refers to the most common types of deadly accidents as the fatal four, which it identifies as:

  • Falls — accounted for 251 deaths in 2011
  • Electrocutions — caused 67 fatalities
  • Struck by objects — resulted in 73 fatal injuries
  • Caught in or between objects — led to 19 deaths

OSHA estimates that eliminating these fatal four accidents would save 410 workers’ lives per year. Yet, the dangerous conditions that contribute to these unnecessary deaths persist on construction sites throughout New Jersey. If your loved one was killed in a construction accident, we help your family pursue government benefits and damages.

Get the compensation you deserve for your construction accident injury in New Jersey

To learn more about your rights to compensation for injuries you sustained in a construction-related accident, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 973-366-3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. There are no up-front costs for you, and you pay no fees unless we win your case. We proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey from our offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2018, we settled or won, at arbitration/mediation/trial, just over 100 personal injury cases. In total, our clients recovered just under 9 million dollars. In the last 5 years, we have settled/won over 600 personal injury cases and our clients have recovered almost 50 million dollars.
  • In the last 5 years, our firm has resolved over 300 workers compensation cases for in excess of 3 million dollars. During that same time period, our social security clients have prevailed in almost 85% of their appeals.
  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 302
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 201-794-3131
    Fax: 201-794-0812
  • Mendham Office
    5 Cold Hill Road South
    Suite 26
    Mendham, New Jersey 07945
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360