You had a construction accident. Your employer was a subcontractor on a North Jersey building project. The general contractor failed to comply with OSHA standards. As a result, you suffered a serious injury. You had to go to the hospital. After that, you endured months of physical therapy.
Accordingly, you want to recover compensation for your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost income, and physical pain. Therefore, you retain an experienced construction accident lawyer. Whom can your lawyer sue for compensation?
YOU CAN SUE THESE COMPANIES FOR A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
First of all, your construction accident lawyer can sue your employer. However, that lawsuit will likely have to be in worker’s compensation court. In that court, benefits may be limited. Generally, you cannot sue your employer outside of worker’s compensation for an on the job construction accident. (There is an exception if the employer caused the accident intentionally, or nearly so.)
Nonetheless, your construction accident attorney CAN sue the general contractor in New Jersey Superior Court. The construction accident lawyer can also sue, among others, the manufacturer of any dangerous machinery that hurt you, as well as the owner of the premises where the accident took place, if some defect in the premises contributed to the accident.
If you are ever the victim of a construction accident, your best bet is to hire an experienced lawyer immediately. The law limits the time you have to take legal action. In some cases, the first deadline can occur only 90 days from the date of the accident. In other cases, you have longer to act. Nonetheless, if you do not consult a lawyer right away, your potential case may suffer.
For example, evidence, such as surveillance video, can disappear. Further, as time passes, witnesses’ memories may fade. In short, any delay in retaining an attorney can be detrimental to your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. Please do not make that mistake.