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Get the Compensation You Deserve for Your Construction Accident Injuries

Workers at construction sites are constantly facing dangers and the threat of accidents. In many Construction Workercases, injuries include loss of limbs, scarring, head injuries, amputations, fractured bones, or even wrongful death. Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim will provide coverage for all reasonable medical expenses related to the accident as well an award for a permanent loss of function to your body. However, if someone was at fault for your accident, you may also have a claim against that party to cover other damages.

As respected attorneys with decades of experience in personal injury, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo understands how injuries caused by the fault or negligence of another can adversely affect you and your loved ones for many years to come. If you have been injured and you feel as though you have a valid case against another party, please fill out the case evaluation form or contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation. We can review your case and help determine if you are entitled to seek compensation for your condition.

What are the Common Causes of Construction Accidents?

There are several reasons that construction accidents occur. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers are required to conduct routine inspections, implement programs to promote safety on the job, and obtain specific permits to reduce or limit the likelihood of workplace accidents. Failure to adhere to safety procedures and policies, product defects, and negligence may result in construction site accidents that are avoidable.

Some Common Causes of Construction Accidents

  • Compressed gases
  • Poor safety precautions
  • Collapsed structures
  • Falls from elevations
  • Falling objects
  • Defective equipment
  • Improper maintenance of equipment
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Insufficient training

Who is Responsible?

If an employer has a valid workers’ compensation insurance policy, the company is typically provided immunity from any personal injury lawsuits that may result following a construction site accident. These policies do not prevent injured parties from filing lawsuits against their employers if the injury was proven to be intentional. However, in most cases, an employee injured on a construction site who files a third party claim will be filing a claim against a third party for negligence rather than the employer. Those who have been injured may consider seeking legal counsel from the attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo to pursue claims against a third party such as

  • Manufacturers
  • Engineers and architects
  • Owner of the construction site
  • Prime contractors
  • General and sub-contractors

Our firm can help you to determine if more than one party may be held accountable for your injuries. Our experienced construction accident lawyers can work to protect your legal rights and build a strong case so that you receive the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled under New Jersey law. We can evaluate your claim and help you determine if you are eligible to pursue more than one claim including product liability, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and personal injury. Those who are injured in construction site accidents often suffer from severe physical, financial, and psychological pain. Permanent injuries, extensive medical bills, and coping with the trauma of a life-altering injury can have a significant impact on a person’s life, and his or her family may be adversely affected as well. By working with Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo and filing a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible, you may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, property damage, physical therapy, loss of wages, counseling costs, medical expenses, treatments, and/or rehabilitation therapies.

Do I Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

If you are injured on a construction site, it is in your best interest to consult a personal injury attorney to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled. Our firm has successfully handled many construction site accident cases and we firmly believe that many injuries that occur on and around construction sites could have been avoided. We take personal injury seriously. Call us today at (888) 675-7607 to receive a consultation. There is no cost to speak with us, and you will not be responsible to pay our legal fees or expenses unless we are able to successfully make a recovery on your behalf. We value the confidence and trust of our clients, and we appreciate each opportunity we have to represent individuals harmed by the negligence of others.

You can also reach Barry Cohen by email at Susan Petro can also be reached at Rich Gaeckle can be reached at and Mike Veneziani can be reached at

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Why Work With PCPM?

  • Highest firm rating (A/V) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America®" every year since 1995
  • Named in every (15) "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation and 12 for Personal Injury