How can I file a claim against entities for construction accidents in NJ?
What is the purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a department of labor agency in the United States. The objective of OSHA is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for every construction worker or civilian by establishing and enforcing standards, as well as providing training, outreach, information, and assistance.
Employers are required by law, among other things, to maintain a safe workplace for their employees and to adhere to all OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must identify and address workplace safety and health issues. Most especially for every construction worker working on site.
Employers must also switch to safer chemicals, enclosing processes to trap toxic vapors, and use ventilation systems to clear the air, among other efficient measures to remove or lessen dangers, according to OSHA, to avoid any safety violation.
Is my construction accident considered a violation grounds for filing a claim?
Unfortunately, safety laws are not always observed, and injuries or workplace accidents occur as a result. Negligence and safety violations are typically to blame for these injuries. Among the infractions are:
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Failure to properly provide adequate equipment or training
- Collapsing scaffolding
- Electrocution as a result of faulty wiring
- Defective equipment
- Uncovered holes
- Falling machinery or debris
- Falls from cranes
- Failure to properly inspect
These violations apply to any company in the construction industry and every construction worker.
How do I file a claim against the responsible parties?
If you or a loved one were harmed on a construction site as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical bills, and any other losses you suffered, including wrongful death.
Can I receive workers’ compensation and file a construction accident lawsuit simultaneously?
Yes, if you work on a construction site, you may be able to launch a case against a negligent third party such as the equipment manufacturer, subcontractor, engineer, or others. You can do this while still collecting benefits from your employer for workers’ compensation. For instance, if you were hurt while operating a machine due to a defect in the machine, you have the right to make a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.
What should I do after a construction accident?
- Immediately report the injury and ensure that it is documented and an incident report is made.
- Obtain the names of witnesses and record what they saw.
- Take photographs of the accident scene, any malfunctioning equipment, and any other circumstances that may have led to the event.
- Take photos of the wounds
- Seeking medical assistance for therapy
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