Construction Debris Injuries
Construction sites are notoriously known for accidents. All the hard hats in the world can’t protect workers from sharp blades, heavy equipment, tall ladders and falling equipment. However, construction workers should be able to reasonably expect that the site is kept free from debris — liquid spills, piles of metal or wood, etc. Workers who spend a considerable amount of time on New Jersey’s roadways, such as Route 295 or the NJ Turnpike, are potentially in harm’s way – every day.
Whether you fell and broke a bone, slipped and hurt your back or suffered any injury on a construction site due to debris, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills and any lost wages. You owe it to yourself and your family to talk to a construction debris injury lawyer at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. today. We have won millions of dollars for injured construction workers and we are ready to work hard on your behalf.What Is Considered Construction Debris?
There’s plenty of wood, metal and other materials used in construction projects on building sites. In the interest of efficiency, sometimes the debris can pile up for a while before it’s hauled away. In other cases, things spill, fall and drop onto every surface of a work space. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are specific guidelines for maintaining construction sites to ensure workers are kept safe from debris that can cause falls and other accidents.
- Scrap lumber must be kept cleared from all work areas including in and around buildings, driveways and parking lots and stairways.
- All combustible materials must be removed and properly discarded regularly throughout the day. If spills occur, they must be cleaned in accordance with health and safety standards immediately.
- All rags, nails, and other construction waste must be disposed of in centrally located containers approved for that type of debris.
- Flammable and hazardous material containers must be covered at all times.
Protruding nails cause lacerations. Sharp metal scrap cause cuts. Liquid spills cause slip and falls. All of these workplace accidents can be extremely serious. Depending on how bad the puncture wound, broken bone or head injury turns out to be, you will be facing pain and suffering, hefty medical bills and possibly time off work without pay.Injured on a Construction Site in NJ? Call Graziano & Flynn Today
Construction sites can be dangerous places and both management and employees have a responsibility to maintain safe working conditions. If you’ve been injured at work, due to a slip and fall or construction debris-related accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
Call the experienced construction injury attorneys at Graziano & Flynn for a free, initial consultation or contact us online. We will discuss your case and determine the best way to get you compensated for your pain and suffering, medical bills and any lost wages. We will hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries.