Proven New Jersey Law Firm Assists Injured Construction Workers

Aggressive representation for all types of construction accident cases

Construction work is an inherently hazardous occupation. The job site becomes even more dangerous when employers or other parties fail to adopt proper and adequate safety measures. Peter L. Agostini Esq. in Newark represents New Jersey clients who have been seriously injured in construction accidents. My law firm can provide the legal guidance you need to collect full and fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. I have given my clients a decided advantage in these types of cases for more than 34 years.

Why do construction accidents occur?

Construction sites typically have a lot of workers, many of whom are operating power tools and large machinery. There can be scaffolding, ladders and ditches, making walkways and other areas treacherous. Some of the more common construction site accidents include:

  • Falls — Falls from ladders, scaffolding and other heights on construction sites are the source of many catastrophic injuries.
  • Vehicle accidents — Construction workers operating bulldozers, forklifts, trucks and other vehicles can collide with other workers or objects causing serious injury or death.
  • Electrical accidents — Many construction workers use equipment or tools that rely on generators, overhead wires and other electrical components, which create hazards.
  • Explosions, fires and gas leaks — These accidents can cause second and third-degree burns, internal injuries and, in extreme cases, death.
  • Machinery accidents — Construction work requires the use of multiple types of machinery, which can malfunction or otherwise cause severe injuries to operators and bystanders.
  • Trench collapses — Workers can become stuck or buried when an unsafe trench collapses, leading to catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

If you’ve been injured on a construction job site, don’t wait to contact my law to learn about your rights and options. I have significant experience handling cases where people have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as severe brain and spinal cord injuries and loss of limbs.

What types of benefits and damages are available to injured construction workers?

Construction site injuries are sometimes the result of an employer failing to provide a safe workplace or someone else’s mistake, like a contractor, subcontractor, delivery person or manufacturer. There are several different ways you can seek compensation, including:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits — Generally, injured construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that cover things like medical care, partial wage replacement, and compensation for temporary or permanent disability.
  • Wrongful death claim — If a loved one was killed on a construction site, the family of the victim has the right to file a wrongful death claim for damages addressing loss of companionship and loss of future income the deceased would have earned.
  • Personal injury claim — If you are a non-employee or were injured due to a product defect or the negligence of a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim that includes damages for pain and suffering.

I take the time to fully understand your injuries and how they happened, identify every responsible party and fight to hold each one accountable.

Contact a skilled New Jersey construction accident attorney for a consultation

Peter L. Agostini Esq. represents New Jersey individuals throughout Sussex, Morris and Essex Counties who have been injured in construction accidents. Please call 973-946-8905 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation in my Newark office. 

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Newark, New Jersey 07102



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327 South Salem Street,
Victory Gardens, NJ 07083