Recovering From Your New Jersey Construction Accident: Physically, Mentally and Financially
A construction site is a dangerous place; a serious accident can happen in the blink of an eye. As you sit at home or in the hospital, trying to recover from your injuries, your mind is working overtime: When will I be able to work again? Will I ever be able work in construction? How much worker's compensation will I be granted? Did somebody else cause my accident?
Manfred Ricciardelli is an experienced construction accident lawyer and should be able to answer all of your questions. During the initial consultation, you will receive advice on the best way to ensure that you get the compensation you need to move on with your life. At our personal injury law firm, we take care of your workers compensation and your liability claim while you focus on healing. Let us shoulder your burden.
The True Impact of Your Construction Accident
The cost of your construction accident often extends far beyond your initial injuries. An accident at a work site can have a deep and lasting impact on your entire family, creating financial distress and emotional pain and suffering. As you struggle with your recovery, our Morristown work injury lawyers will help you put your life back together.
Construction Workers Are At a High Risk For Job Injuries
If so, you are not alone. There is no doubt about it- as a construction worker you are at a high risk for an on the job injury. While you may enjoy the challenge of your job and are proud of the work you do, any task can become dangerous in an instant. This is especially true when an inattentive or shortsighted contractor fails to provide a reasonably safe working environment. The most common construction site accidents that our law firm handles include:
- Scaffolding collapse
- Ladder accident
- Fall from a height
- Crane collapse
- Fire or explosion
- Falling item (e.g.: piece of equipment, bucket, roofing materials)
- Exposure to a dangerous or toxic chemical
What is Right for You? When to File A New Jersey Workers Compensation or Liability Claim - or Both
There are two ways that an injured worker in New Jersey can ensure that he is properly compensated after a work accident: workers compensation and a liability claim. The distinction can be confusing, as each carries with it certain legal requirements and limitations.
- Workers Compensation- The NJ workers compensation system pays for your medical bills no matter who was at fault for your construction accident. As a worker who was injured on the job, workers compensation should pay for medical care related to the accident and a portion of your wages during the time you are unable to work. If you do not believe that you are getting enough compensation or you need help applying for permanent disability, an experienced attorney should be consulted immediately.
- Liability Claim- If your accident was the responsibility of a negligent third party (not your direct employer) you may also be able to file a successful liability claim. If it is proven that a third party caused your accident or should have prevented it from happening, you may be entitled to recover damages, giving you the financial compensation you need to put your life back together and support your family.
Our Morristown Law Firm Has The Help You Need
Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC is built on blue-collar principles. The product of a teamster household, New Jersey personal injury lawyer Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. prides himself on the time he spends protecting the rights of injured workers and serving as a volunteer fireman.
If you have been injured in a New Jersey construction site accident, schedule a free consultation with Manfred Ricciardelli, Jr. today to see the difference we can make in your life. We strive to speak clearly and plainly about your case, giving you the information you need to make the right decision for you and for your family. Reach out, get the guidance you need and the compensation you deserve. Call today 877-360-0183.