Who pays for a construction worker’s injuries after a building collapse?

As a construction worker who has been hurt in a building collapse in Teaneck, Jersey City or on any other New Jersey construction site, you are already paying. You are the one who can’t work; you are the one who can’t enjoy the things you used to enjoy; and you are the one who is experiencing the pain.

You’ve Already Paid Enough

The price of the construction accident that hurt you is already too high. You shouldn’t also have to bear the financial consequences of your injury. You shouldn’t have to pay your medical bills and use your life savings or credit cards to pay your rent or utility bills. You shouldn’t be left homeless by your inability to work.

New Jersey Law May Make Someone Else Pay

If you were hurt while on the job at a New Jersey construction site then someone else may have to pay for the injuries you sustained when the building collapsed. In many cases you will be compensated through workers’ compensation. However, if someone other than your employer or one of your employer’s workers caused the accident then you may be entitled to additional damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

While someone else may be legally responsible for paying for your injuries, the responsible person or insurance company may not pay unless you are assertive and serious about protecting your rights. To find out more about how you can do just that, please read our FREE brochure, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone," and please start an online chat with us today.