Large and Small Employers Should Prevent Nj Construction Accidents


Is there a difference in safety practices between large construction employers and small construction employers? Is this relevant to me if I’m hurt in a New Jersey construction accident?


Yes, currently there seems to be a difference in the safety practices used by large construction employers and small construction employers. A recent report by McGraw Hill Construction indicates that 92% of large construction firms (with 500 or more employees) implement safety practices and policies. That percentage drops to 76% of medium-sized construction firms (with 50 to 499 employees) and it further falls to 42% of small construction firms (with fewer than up to 49 employees). Similarly, 0% of the large construction firms were reported to have no formal safety policy while 17% of small construction firms report having no formal safety policy but occasionally conducting safety reviews.

These statistics should not dissuade you from working for a small construction employer, though they may lead you to ask detailed questions of a potential or current employer. Additionally, these statistics have no impact on your possible recovery from a New Jersey construction accident.

If you have been hurt in a New Jersey construction accident, you may be able to recover for your accident injuries regardless of whether you work for a small employer or a large employer. For more information about your possible recovery, please contact an experienced New Jersey construction accident attorney today at 800-362-9329 and please read our FREE brochure, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone."