The Dangers of Fatigued Bergen County Construction Workers

Working the Night Shift? Know the Dangers of Nighttime Construction Work

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

Some nighttime construction may simply be part of your job. However, as you head off in the dark and work while the majority of people are sleeping, there are some safety risks that you need to know about. You also need to know what to do if you’ve been hurt during the night shift.

The Risks of Overnight Construction Work

The following risks may not be unique to overnight Bergen County construction workers. However, they are important for nighttime construction workers to know about. The two risks that you should know about include:

  • Your own fatigue – Even if you got a lot of sleep during the day, you may still be tired because your body is used to resting in the dark, nighttime hours.
  • The fatigue of your coworkers – You can’t really know how tired all of the other construction workers on your job site are at any given moment.

Your fatigue, or someone else’s, could lead to a mistake being made and you could be the one who is hurt by a piece of equipment, a fall, or another construction accident.

Get Help If You’re Hurt at Night

Bergen County construction workers who are injured at night need not wait until morning to begin getting help for their construction accident injuries. You should get first aid at the site and emergency medical attention as needed for your injuries. There is no reason to suffer until daybreak.

Once your emergency medical needs have been met, then you should consider calling a New Jersey construction lawyer for help. An experienced Bergen County construction attorney can advise you of your rights and help you obtain adequate compensation. For more information, please call 800-362-9329 today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your matter.