Is Sustainable Construction Safe for New Jersey Workers?It is easy to identify the benefits of sustainable, green, or environmentally friendly construction. Fewer raw materials used by builders and energy savings for the owner of the property may benefit those parties. However, construction workers may not share in the potential benefits of sustainable construction.
Risks for construction workers on sustainable construction projects may actually be higher than for construction workers working on traditional construction projects. Yet, workers on sustainable construction projects have the same right to contact a New Jersey construction accident lawyer and the same potential right to a recovery as their colleagues on traditional projects.
Why New Jersey Sustainable Construction Workers May Face Greater Risks
A few of the reasons why workers on green construction projects may face greater risks include*:
- They are doing new tasks. Some of the work that these construction workers are doing, such as installing solar panels or new types of roofing, are not found in most traditional construction projects. Thus, workers and their employers may be less aware of the risks and how to prevent them.
- They are working at heights and with different equipment than other types of construction workers. This can increase the risk of falls and other dangers
If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one, in a New Jersey sustainable construction accident, then it is important to contact a New Jersey construction accident attorney as soon as possible. You can reach the New Jersey construction accident law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer at 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation about your potential case.
Additionally, we invite you to read our FREE publication: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone to learn more about the benefits of working with an experienced New Jersey construction injury lawyer.
*Source: “Green Construction Workers May Face Additional Safety Risks”, EHS Today, by Laura Walter, November 30, 2011