Construction Accidents | David H. Kaplan

New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction workers are exposed to intense physical labor, heavy machinery and extreme heights, which can lead to accidents involving not only those working on the job-site but bystanders and pedestrians alike.

If you’ve been injured as a result of a construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. The Law Office of David H. Kaplan has 30 years of experience defending the rights of clients involved in accidents resulting from negligence.

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Types of Construction Accidents

There are a variety of ways in which an accident can occur on a construction site. State and Federal laws require strict workplace safety standards for construction sites, including the use of protective gear and the regulation of exposure to dangerous chemicals. All too often, these laws are partially or completely ignored resulting in preventable injury or death.

Our office regularly handles cases involving injuries resulting from:

  • Collapsing floors/scaffolding
  • Crane collapse
  • Falls from unguarded heights
  • Ladder accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Injuries caused by the negligence co-workers
  • Forklift accidents
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Saw and nail gun injuries
  • Electrocutions, fire and chemical burns
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Construction Accident Lawyers

Many construction workers do not know their rights to compensation for injuries sustained on the job-site. The Law Office of David H. Kaplan can help you establish negligence and obtain complete or partial compensation by those responsible for your injuries.

Our law firm  will help you determine whether to file a personal injury lawsuit or file a worker’s compensation case; both being detailed processes that we can handle for you while you recover from your injuries.

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Construction Accident and Death

Some construction accidents can result in instant death or one can succumb to injuries while in the hospital depending with the intensity of the injury. In such cases, there are 2 major potential lawsuits with one being a survivor action while the other is a wrongful death action which can be filed at the same time by the deceased’s family.

The wrongful death action is made by the family of the injured person filing a lawsuit for the loss and damage losing a loved one has caused them. Survivor action on the other hand seeks compensation for the pain and suffering the deceased underwent from the accident before their death.

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Construction Accident Report


This refers to the report filed in all the states including NJ, after completion of the preliminary investigations. This is usually the mandate of the person injured and should detail the extent of the injuries incurred and whether they missed work as a result.

It should also include work related diseases, gas accidents, public injuries for non-workers and even death. The employee should address this to the manager and he should include any treatment received.

Contact The Law Office of David H. Kaplan today for a free initial consultation.