Earlier this month, a Burlington County construction worker was killed in a crane accident in Manhattan. The accident is being investigated by the district attorney’s office as well as OSHA. These kinds of accidents are an unfortunate reality on construction sites across the country.
At any given moment, there may be dozens of companies working at a construction site. From machine operators to day labor companies, construction sites are very busy places. On large construction sites, heavy equipment operators, such as crane operating companies are brought in to do the work. In many instances, work may by delayed, which often translates into short cuts and dangerous conditions.
New Jersey workers injured at construction sites may make workers’ compensation claims. However, many workers do not have their cases investigated to determine whether other parties may be liable. Products liability cases against product manufacturers and distributors are often overlooked. Employers may, in some instances, be sued. Such claims would be in excess of any workers’ compensation claim, meaning that the injured worker may obtain workers’ compensation benefits and still recover from another party. There is simply no way to be certain unless a knowledgeable attorney conducts a proper and thorough investigation.
Some of the many contractors and companies which may face liability in a construction accident case include:
- general contractors,
- heavy equipment operating companies,
- day laborer providers/companies,
- owners, and
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