Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are dangerous environments where workers do their jobs in close proximity to heavy equipment. Without proper work safety rules, accidents can result in serious injuries or death.
At Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., in Burlington, New Jersey, our lawyers have extensive experience handling construction accident cases, including cases involving heavy equipment. If you were injured or a family member was killed in an accident at work, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Helping You Obtain The Full Compensation You Deserve
If you are injured on the job, New Jersey workers’ compensation provides free medical care and temporary disability benefits for as long as you are unable to do your job or can only work part time. If your family member died in a work-related accident, your family is entitled to death benefits to help you pay your bills. However, workers’ compensation may not be your sole source of recovery.
Many heavy equipment accidents occur because someone didn’t do what he or she was supposed to do. While employers are generally protected from being sued for negligence in workplace accidents, there are times when an employer may be liable. For example, if your employer intentionally put you at risk by violating safety rules, you may have the right to sue your employer.
You also have the right to sue any third parties who are responsible for your injury. A third party is anyone who doesn’t work for your employer. Examples of third parties include untrained or unsafe operators, or manufacturers of unsafe equipment.
Our attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and help you obtain the maximum compensation from all sources.
For More Information About Heavy Equipment Accidents
To collect and preserve evidence of safety violations, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Call 609-589-0649 or complete our contact form. The consultation is free, and we charge no attorney fees unless we win your case.