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.

TBI and Psychiatric Disorders – New Jersey Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injury and psychiatric disorders are common in people who have been injured in car accidents, construction site accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of accidents. Despite the frequency of this type of brain injury, a closed head trauma can be challenging to diagnose, at least initially.

Many people who have been involved in crashes that have involved a blow to the head often seem perfectly normal after the crash, especially if the injury has not penetrated the skull. However, inside the skull, the brain is telling a different story.

TBI Inside the Brain

What’s happening inside the brain may be swelling of the brain, bruising of brain tissue, and internal bleeding inside the brain, brain lacerations, or nerve damage. While about two-thirds of the nearly 1.7 million individuals in the U.S. who suffer from a TBI each year do recover, some 125,000 victims experience permanent brain damage.

Personality Changes and TBI – Psychiatric Problems

People who have suffered TBI may not notice their own changes, but their loved ones will. They may begin to act out of character, sometimes alarmingly, heartbreakingly so. Symptoms can include:

  • Poorer social functioning
  • Depression, sometimes severe depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dramatic shift in sexual functioning
  • Decrease in ability to concentrate or to be satisfied
  • Memory problems
  • Extreme emotions
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Anger management issues

Examples include a person who is normally responsible and very controlled in his behavior may become obnoxious, impulsive, and irresponsible. A married woman who has always been loyal to her mate may become sexually promiscuous. Another person may become very emotional where before he was generally calm and centered. A heretofore well-balanced person may experience depression.

TBI Statistics

In the U.S. 50,000 people die each year from TBI, with 235,000 being hospitalized, and 1.1 accident victims being treated and released from emergency rooms each year.

If you or a loved one has suffered a closed or open head injury as a result of a car crash or other accident that was not your fault, you might have a legal basis to recover compensation that can pay for your treatment, and damages related to pain and suffering.

See a Lawyer Who Helps the Injured: 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233

Discuss your concerns and learn your rights by scheduling a free, private consultation with an experienced attorney at the southern New Jersey law firm of Taylor and Boguski, in Mount Laurel, NJ. Our practice is focused on helping the injured. In particular, we have extensive experience working with clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury. Please call 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233 or contact us online.