For many people in New Jersey, making a living means going to the same place daily, working with familiar tools and equipment, and dealing with the same people.
However, not everyone experiences such a pleasant work environment. Construction site work is different and riskier than most other jobs, for a variety of reasons:
- Sites are crowded with people, machines, and materials;
- The site changes constantly, and, most of the time, is unfinished and precarious, lacking safety signals, guards, rails, ramps, lighting, flooring, pavement, etc.;
- Organized chaos on the site makes the implementation of safety procedures difficult;
- Many different contractors and sub-contractors employ workers who don't know each other, which leads to poor communication and coordination;
- Construction is inherently dangerous, due to scaffolds, cranes, heights, heavy materials, and equipment.
Construction, resulting in 816 fatal accidents in 2009 and tens of thousands of serious injuries, is by far the most dangerous professional activity in this country. Examples of frequent accidents are:
- Falls and scaffolding accidents;
- Cuts from machines and sharp objects;
- Welding and tool accidents;
- Head injuries from metal and concrete elements;
- Crane, dumpster, forklift, mixers, and elevator accidents;
- Falling objects;
- Trench or building collapses and structure failure.
For a construction site worker, a serious accident on the job could change life forever.
How can the injured worker and his or her family deal with loss of income, medical bills, debilitating injuries, and the possibility of long-term or lifetime disability?
If this is the case for you, you need efficient help quickly.
A New Jersey workers' compensation attorney with experience, dedication, and the will to fight for workers' rights, Joseph M. Ghabour will give you invaluable support at a time of pain, distress, and confusion.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a work accident, contact Joseph M. Ghabour and Associates now for a free consultation. Call us today at (732) 967-9110, or send us an email to set up an appointment.