Construction Site Accidents in New Jersey
The Workers Compensation Act passed in New Jersey is a no fault law with respect to who is to blame after a construction site accident. A site manager has a legal duty to inspect and keep a construction site in safe condition from dangers that would cause injury to workers including but not limited to: danger to life, limb and property of persons, as well as dangers or hazards on the property. Notably, jury trials are not allowed in workers compensation cases. Financial recovery is determined by state law in these kinds of cases.
In order to prove who is at fault in lawsuits, negligence must be proved. Contractors have a duty of care for people who come onto a construction site, and this duty is governed by general negligence elements. This requires that a contractor must exercise reasonable care to maintain the site in a safe condition for a person who the contractor may reasonably expect to come onto the site. This is different from common law doctrine. Premises liability under Common Law is determined by what kind of group or classification the injured person is considered to be, such as a business invitee, licensee, or trespasser. See more here.
To discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you, contact Mount Laurel construction accident injury attorneys. If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, other benefits may be available to you in addition to your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. In cases when injuries are caused, either in total or in part, by the actions of a third party, additional compensation may be awarded to offset long-term financial consequences of an employee’s injuries. Call 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233 for a free of charge consultation with attorneys at Taylor & Boguski in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.