Risks and Rights Older New Jersey Construction Workers Need to Know

Older New Jersey construction workers shouldn’t miss this important article about the risks of working in the industry after age 60 and about legal rights.

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

Lots of things are different now that you are in your 60s or 70s. Your interests may have changed and your energy levels may have changed, for example. One thing, however, may be the same. You may still be working in the construction industry, just as you have for the past few decades. Whether you are working to make ends meet or because you enjoy it, you know what to expect every day. That is, you know what to expect until the unthinkable happens and you become one of the older New Jersey construction workers who is hurt in an on-the-job accident.

Three Things You Need to Know Before You’re Hurt

Before you are injured, it is important to know about the risks of injury and about your legal rights to a possible recovery. More specifically, older New Jersey construction workers should know that:

  • Long-term injuries or illnesses become more likely the longer you are in the industry. Repetitive motions and repetitive exposure to noise, chemicals and other substances can make long-term injuries and illnesses more likely. Such injuries and illnesses may include joint or muscle problems, cancer, and hearing loss, for example.
  • Death may be more likely for older workers who are hurt in an accident. You may be less likely to get hurt than your younger coworkers, but you may be more likely to die in a construction accident.
  • Older construction workers in New Jersey have the same right to a recovery as younger workers. New Jersey workers’ compensation and personal injury law allow older workers to make fair recoveries based on their specific damages.

You should also know that you have the right to contact a New Jersey construction lawyer for help if you are injured or if you become ill.

Call a New Jersey Construction Accident Attorney Today If You’ve Been Hurt

If you have been hurt, or if you have gotten sick, because of your work on a New Jersey construction site, then we encourage you to call an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 to learn more about your rights and possible recovery. We also invite you to read a copy of our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone .