Our team of lawyers have over 25 years of experience, extensive resources, and proven results that you can trust. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has a Superb 10.0 Rating from Avvo, and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation. He has been honored to be selected by his peers for the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and his tremendous success has earned him a lifetime membership to the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Construction workers do some of the most dangerous work around. Despite the multitude of safety regulations and required personal protective equipment, construction workers sustain injuries at alarming rates. Construction site safety is important, but it is not always given the respect it deserves.
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our New Jersey construction site accident attorneys understand the impact construction site accidents can have on injured workers. When you are injured, it puts your body out of commission, meaning you will be unable to perform the demanding work your income depends on for the duration of your recovery.
Attorney Todd Leonard helps injured construction workers and surviving family members throughout the entire State of New Jersey recover the full and fair amount of compensation they deserve in construction accident cases. We can help you seek justice following:
We work with investigators and experts to uncover OSHA violations, previous safety warnings, and other factors that may have been responsible for your injuries. We have extensive experience with all kinds of construction accidents and can help you through the recovery process.
As a construction worker, you are at risk of being struck by a falling object or from flying debris. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has developed safety guidelines for people working in the construction industry. In order to avoid hazards, OSHA says to wear hardhats on the construction site, stack materials to prevent sliding, falling, or collapse, and to use protective measures, such as debris nets and toe boards.
When you are using power tools or machines, be sure to use safety glasses, goggles, and face shields where machines or tools that cause flying debris are in use. Also, be sure to inspect tools, including saws and lathes, to make sure their protective guards are in workable condition. When using cranes and hoists, avoid working underneath loads that are being moved, and do not exceed the lifting capacity of cranes and hoists. Additionally, be sure to inspect cranes and hoists to ensure all components, such as the lifting hooks and wire rope and chains, are in good condition.
When you are engaging in overhead work, secure tools and materials in order to prevent them from falling on workers below; barricade hazard areas and post warning signs; use toe boards, screens, or guardrails on scaffolds to prevent objects from falling; make use of debris nets, catch platforms, or canopies to catch falling objects.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, we urge you to contact the New Jersey construction site attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm right away. For over 25 years, our firm has been helping workers file workers’ compensation and third party claims so they could receive the medical care and compensation they need after suffering injuries on the job.
Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced attorneys can help you through these challenging times.
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