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.
Construction workers face dangerous conditions every day. However, contractors can take proactive steps to protect workers from such serious accidents as:
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.
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.
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:
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.
To learn more about your rights to compensation for injuries you sustained in a construction-related accident, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 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. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.