Slip and Fall Accidents at Construction Sites
Construction workers and visitors to construction site face many hazards. Slips and falls at a construction site may arise from any number of circumstances, including broken walkways and steps, debris and equipment on the ground, and wet surfaces.
Contractors, supervisors, and property owners often fail to warn workers and visitors about the hazards. Construction sites are often lacking proper warning signs, cones, and tape. Construction workers are often carrying heavy loads and may not see a hazard on the ground. If you’ve been hurt at a construction site, a New Jersey injury lawyer can give you the advice you need to protect your legal rights.
Injuries can be caused by the following:
- Improperly trained workers
- Defective or inadequately maintained equipment
- Lack of proper safety devices
- Bad lighting
- Unstable scaffolding
- Unmarked potholes, trenches, and holes
- Slippery surfaces
- Spills of paints, oil, or chemicals
- Work performed on high, uneven surfaces, such as roofs and beams
Most of the conditions that may lead to construction site slip and falls often could have, and should have, been prevented. If you are injured on a construction site, you can recover for your injuries against any party who was responsible for inspecting the premises and correcting any hazardous condition, but who failed to do so.
If you are hurt, be sure to contact a New Jersey injury attorney as soon as possible. Construction sites are constantly being altered, and it is crucial that the site be investigated in the same condition as it was in when you were injured. The site should be investigated before liable parties have a chance to repair the dangerous condition or cover it up, or before the condition is altered by the normal course of the construction.
If you’ve been injured at work, contact New Jersey injury lawyer Dan T. Matrafajlo. He has the experience you need to deal with insurance companies and courts to get the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation.