The construction industry is one of the most dangerous jobs to work in, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a nationwide fatal work injury rate of about 10 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Fortunately, construction laborers who are hurt on the job or who develop medical conditions due to their exposure at work may be entitled to pursue financial recovery through the workers’ compensation system or a third-party personal injury claim. A New Jersey construction laborer injury lawyer from Camili & Capo, PA can guide you through the process of securing the compensation and justice you deserve for your construction injury or occupational disease. Reach out to our firm today for a free initial claim review to speak with a general laborer accident attorney in Passaic County, NJ about your legal options to workers’ compensation benefits and other financial recovery.
At Camili & Capo, PA, we represent construction laborers throughout New Jersey who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses such as:
A construction laborer in New Jersey who suffers a work injury or occupational illness may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits through their employer or their employer’s insurer. Benefits available under the NJ workers’ comp system include:
Depending on the circumstances of a construction laborer’s work-related injury or illness, they may also be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party who bears legal fault for the worker’s injury or illness. For example, a construction laborer who is hit by a negligent motorist or who is hurt by a defective tool or piece of equipment may have a personal injury claim. Pursuing a personal injury claim may allow an injured or ill construction laborer to recover compensation for:
If you were injured in an accident on the job at a construction site or if you have developed an illness that you believe may have been caused by your work, you may have rights to secure financial benefits to assist in your recovery and with moving forward with your life. A general laborer accident attorney in Passaic County, NJ with Camili & Capo, PA will work tirelessly to make sure you recover full compensation for your injury or illness by:
After you have been hurt in your construction job, a New Jersey construction laborer injury lawyer with Camili & Capo, PA will leave no stone unturned to see to it that you get the full financial recovery you deserve. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how our firm assists construction laborers who have suffered work injuries and occupational illnesses.
In New Jersey, you should ideally notify your employer of your work injury within 14 days of a work-related accident; however, to maintain eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits you should notify your employer no later than 90 days after the date of your injury. If you need to file a claim for benefits with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation, your claim must be filed within two years of the date that you were injured or diagnosed with an occupational illness, or two years from the date that you were last paid workers’ comp benefits. Failing to give timely notice to your employer or to timely file your claim with the state may result in the loss of your rights to workers’ comp.
If you suffered a construction site injury due to the negligence or legal fault of a third party, you have the right to both seek workers’ compensation benefits from your employer and to file a personal injury claim against the third party or parties liable for your injuries. However, you cannot obtain a “double” recovery from both claims for the same loss, so compensation you recover in a personal injury claim may be required to reimburse your employer for certain workers’ comp benefits you have been paid. A New Jersey construction work injury lawyer from Camili & Capo, PA can guide you through both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims to ensure you get the maximum financial recovery you are entitled to.
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