Staying Safe From New Jersey Residential Deck Construction Accidents

Is Building a Deck in New Jersey Safe? Do You Know How to Contact a New Jersey Construction Lawyer if You’re Hurt?

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

As a residential construction worker, building a deck may be a common part of your job. You may have worked on dozens of decks over the years, and you may give little thought to safety issues when the next deck project begins. However, just because deck construction is common in New Jersey, it does not mean that there are not important safety risks associated with deck construction and it does not mean that you do not have rights if you are injured. Whether you are working on your very first deck, or you have lost count of the decks you have helped build, it is important to know the risks and to contact an experienced New Jersey construction lawyer if you’ve been hurt.

Safety Risks of Residential Deck Construction in New Jersey

Deck construction may not require the heaviest machinery or the most dramatic tools. However, deck builders should be aware of the potential for:

  • Fall injuries. A worker may fall from an elevated deck or trip and fall into a hole that is being created for deck support, for example. The severity of the injury may depend, in part, on how far the worker falls.
  • Equipment injuries. Saws, nail guns, and other equipment, for example, can result in serious injuries.
  • Electrical or other accidents. Electricity is always a cause for concern on a construction site, as are countless other hazards. Thus, it is important to exercise caution and to make sure your employer has an accident plan in place.

Any of the above can result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and time lost form work.

Contact a New Jersey Construction Lawyer for Help

If you have been hurt while building a deck in New Jersey, then a New Jersey construction accident attorney can advise you of your legal rights, and, if possible, help you with a legal recovery. To find out more, please read our FREE report, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, and please call our New Jersey construction accident law firm at 1-800-362-9329.