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How Injured Workers Can Prove Fault Following a Construction Accident

In the wake of a construction accident, injured workers and their families often face a mountain of hardships, including hospital bills, loss of income if the injury prevents the victim from going back to work and the challenge of recovering from a catastrophic injury. On top of all that, workers may have a legal battle on their hands if their…
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Can Undocumented Workers File a Claim if Injured on the Job?

Undocumented workers are regularly offered construction work in New Jersey. Whether hired permanently through a subcontractor or brought on as a day laborer, everybody has a right to workplace safety. If injured on the job, state and federal law allows undocumented workers to file workers’ comp through their employers or in some cases, personal injury claims. Why Are Undocumented Workers…
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Keefe Law Firm – When It Comes To Nail Guns Faster Is Not Safer

Nail guns have become a residential construction site staple. With the rise of do-it-yourselfers over the last decade, automatic nailers are readily available and popularly used in home improvement projects. Nail guns come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, but they all make the repetitive job of nailing quicker and easier. Nail guns are regularly used on construction…
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Preventing Accidental Electrocution of Construction Workers

Statistics gathered by worker safety organizations and industry insiders prove that electrocution is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers in the United States. In fact, it is currently the fourth leading cause of death on construction sites. When asked, construction workers often say that working near live wires is one of their biggest on-the-job concerns. Even…
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New Jersey Explosion & Electrocution Cases and Settlements

Chemical Explosion Burns Face and Eye of Plumber In September, 2002, a 52-year-old plumber suffered traumatic chemical burns to his left eye and face, which resulted in hyper-pigmentation and visual impairment. He was attempting to clean a drain with chemicals manufactured and distributed by the defendants. The chemicals reacted to materials in the drain, which created an explosion. The plaintiff…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accidents

Q: How do I take steps to assert my rights to a safe workplace?A: If you feel that your workplace is unsafe, your first action should be to make your Continue reading

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New Jersey Construction Injuries At A Glance

An understanding of the facts and trends related to construction employment and on-the-job safety will help you understand the context in which your Continue reading

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Construction Workers Narrowly Avoid Serious Injury as Union Beach House Topples

On the afternoon of Monday, June 8, a New Jersey woman’s Union Beach house collapsed suddenly while it was under construction. Multiple contractors had been working at the site recently in order to prepare for the elevation of the house, including a general contractor, a home elevation subcontractor, and an excavation subcontractor. The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…
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Dover NJ Resident Killed in Bronx Construction Accident

On the morning of May 14, a New Jersey man lost his life in a tragic construction accident in the Bronx. Dominick DeLuca, 54, a resident of Dover, New Jersey, fell from the scaffolding around the Butler Houses, where he was working on the building’s facade. DeLuca’s impact with the ground killed him after a 15-foot fall. OSHA Regulates Construction…
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Construction Accident Resource Links

OSHA – Employee Workplace Rights From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. What to do if you question the safety of your workplace. Lists Continue reading

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