Posted On: February 7, 2011 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

New Jersey Worker Falls, Suffers Head Injury

A 25-year-old worker was injured in a fall while doing repairs on the outside of a building in Secaucus, NJ. According to NJ.com, his safety harness prevented him from hitting the ground, but he fell six stories and suffered a head injury when he swung into the building during the fall.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2009 showed that there were 617 worker fatalities caused by falls. They are the leading cause death in the construction industry.

If a construction company fails to offer a safe workplace for its workers, whether by not providing the proper safety equipment, not adequately training workers in safety regulations, or by ignoring safety rules altogether, a construction worker injured on the job should contact an experienced construction accident lawyer to learn what compensation may be available to them.

If a “third-party,” which is a party other than the worker’s employer or its employees, is responsible for a worker’s injury, such as producing a product that is found to be defective and contributes to a workplace injury, a third-party claim may be able to be filed. Third-party claims usually provide monetary damages that are more than the workers’ compensation benefits that would be available for the same injury.

The Pennsylvania construction site fall accident attorneys at the personal injury law firm Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have many decades of combined experience helping injured workers and their families seek damages against construction companies whose negligence led to a worker’s injury or death. We will investigate how the accident occurred so we can determine if the fall could have been prevented. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation.