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Fall From Heights Accident
Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death on the job for construction workers. At the law offices of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, we know how a devastating fall can change a family forever. Our lawyers have been protecting the rights of injured construction workers and their families across New Jersey since 1992.
Compensation For Victims Of Falls
Workers’ compensation provides benefits for workers who are injured in falls that occur on the job. Workers’ compensation also provides benefits for family members when accidents result in death. Workers’ compensation benefits are limited, however, and will not go far in meeting your financial needs following a serious injury or the death of a breadwinner.
If the fall was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to seek additional compensation through our civil justice system. Examples of negligence may include:
- Missing or defective guardrails
- Missing or defective tethers or safety lines
- Defective scaffolding or ladders
- Dangerous objects placed in areas where workers may fall
- Uncovered holes in floors
- Dangerous property conditions
While employers are generally protected from personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for work-related accidents, third parties may be liable. A third party is anyone who does not work for your employer, including property owners, subcontractors, vendors, equipment manufacturers and others.
Contact Our Lawyers Concerning A Fall From Height Accident
To explore your full range of recovery options following a fall at a construction site, call our Mount Laurel attorneys toll free at 800-598-3944, or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all injury claims on a contingency basis.