As a construction worker, you have the right to be afforded a safe workplace and to receive financial benefits and compensation in the event you are injured or become ill in the course and scope of your job. It is important that you understand your rights so that you can demand the benefits you may be entitled to and can also seek legal help in the event your employer refuses your rights or attempts to retaliate against you for exercising your rights. Turn to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to learn more about the rights of construction workers injured on the job in NJ.
If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job in New Jersey, you may have the right to recover financial compensation and benefits to assist you during your recovery. Reach out to Camili & Capo, PA for a free initial case evaluation to learn more about the rights you have to pursue a claim for financial recovery after sustaining a work-related injury or illness while working on a NJ construction site.
Both New Jersey state law and federal regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration outline various safety rights that construction workers are entitled to. These rights include:
Construction workers also have the right to be notified of these above rights, especially of their right to file a workers’ compensation claim and to be provided with assistance when a worker wants to file a claim. Employers should place instructional posters regarding worker rights in a conspicuous place in the workplace and provide workers with any required claim forms whenever they report a work injury or occupational disease. Most importantly, the rights of construction workers injured on the job in NJ include the right to file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer.
Finally, construction workers also have the right to be free from retaliation by their employer in response to a worker making any claim under their rights, inquiring about their rights, or reporting suspected violations of worker and safety rights to state and federal authorities. This means that employers may not take adverse actions against an employee because the employee attempted to assert their rights. Adverse employment actions may include termination, demotion, reduction in hours/pay, transfer to less desirable assignments, or denial of raises, bonuses, or promotions.
If you believe that your employer has violated your rights under New Jersey workers’ compensation law or state and federal safety laws, let the legal team at Camili & Capo, PA fight to protect your interests by:
After being injured in your construction job, let a workers’ compensation attorney with Camili & Capo, PA advocate for your rights to financial benefits and compensation for the harm and loss that you have suffered. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how our legal team can ensure that your rights under New Jersey law are protected and observed by your employer and other parties.
Under New Jersey workers’ compensation law, you should ideally notify your employer that you were injured on the job within 14 days of the date of the construction site accident that you were hurt in. Notice must be given to your employer no later than 90 days after a work accident to ensure your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. If you need to file a claim with the state workers’ compensation division to contest the denial or termination of benefits by your employer, you have two years from the date of the work accident or the last date that you were paid workers’ comp benefits to file a claim petition with the state.
Potentially yes. If you were injured due to the negligence, recklessness, or other legal fault of a third party not connected with your employer, you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim against that third party in addition to seeking workers’ comp benefits. For example, you may have a third-party personal injury claim if you were hit by a driver while working on a construction site, or if you were hurt in an accident with a defective tool or piece of equipment or machinery, or if an accident was caused by the negligence of another subcontractor on the site.
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