Construction work is inherently hazardous. It involves the regular operation of large, heavy equipment, driving oversized construction vehicles, working well above ground level on high scaffolding, and working far below ground level in deep trenches. Even with the safety standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents still occur. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our skilled New Jersey burn injury lawyers fight for the rights of those who have been injured in construction accidents and fight to recover full and fair compensation for our clients.

Some construction accident injuries are serious, including those that cause severe burns and chemical burn injuries. These injuries may require multiple surgeries and long-term medical treatment, and can quickly become a financial burden for you and your family.

Filing A Personal Injury Claim For Your Severe Burn And Chemical Burn Injuries Sustained In New Jersey Construction Accidents

When a person is injured and someone is to blame, the injured victim can hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence by filing a personal injury claim to recover compensatory damages. These damages may include expenses for medical treatment as well as pain and suffering. Specifically, a personal injury claim filed in New Jersey may seek any of the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Bills for hospital stays
  • Emergency room bills
  • Bills for doctor visits
  • Surgical expenses
  • Cost of physical rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earned sick and vacation time
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Future anticipated medical bills related to the injury
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of life enjoyment and companionship

Liability is not always easy to prove in an accident case and so it can be difficult to recover just compensation for your injuries. But the severe burn injury attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have a track record of success in representing clients who have been injured in construction accidents. To learn more about our extensive experience handling construction accident claims, contact our office.

Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Severe Burns And Chemical Burn Injuries Suffered In New Jersey Workplace Construction Accidents 

If you suffered a severe burn or chemical burn injury in a construction accident that occurred at your workplace while performing your work, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to workers to help with their recovery from a work-related injury or illness. Workers’ compensation claims do not require proving fault and are a claim against one’s employer. In fact, benefits are available to workers regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

Construction accidents that result in severe burn injuries or chemical burn injuries may require hospitalization, surgery, and ongoing medical treatment. Employees may be unable to return to work for some time and face a loss of wages as a result. New Jersey provides workers’ compensation benefits that include the following:

  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Permanent partial disability benefits
  • Medical benefits
  • Death benefits
  • Funeral benefits

To learn more about workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey, consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.

Have Questions About The Compensation You May Be Eligible To Recover For Your Severe Burns and Chemical Burn Injuries? Schedule A Free Consultation With The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. In New Jersey

When you’ve been harmed in a construction accident, your life may be turned upside down and your days may be consumed with doctor appointments and medical treatments. It is important that you devote your time and energy to your recovery. But pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim is a necessary step to recover the benefits and financial compensation you deserve for your accident injuries and other losses. We are here to take care of that claim on your behalf.

As accident attorneys, the New Jersey burn injury lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. understand how devastating it can be for you and your loved ones to sustain a severe burn or chemical burn injury. And that is why we are dedicated to advocating for accident victims: by protecting their rights, building strong cases, and aggressively fighting on their behalf.  

Do not suffer in silence. Get the compensation you deserve for your construction accident burn injuries. The severe burn injury attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. provide a free consultation for accident victims. Contact our office today to arrange a meeting with an experienced accident attorney.

Our New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions About Severe Burns and Chemical Burn Injuries In New Jersey

Who is responsible for a construction accident?

Do I have a workplace injury claim if I’m an independent contractor?

If I want to file a workers’ compensation claim for my severe burn injuries that I sustained in a construction accident while I was at work, how much time do I have to file the claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, if you are filing a workers’ compensation claim for construction accident injuries that you sustained while on the job, you have two years to file your claim. This two-year deadline begins on the date that the accident occurred or from the time that you realized that your injury was related to the construction accident at work.

I suffered severe burns in a construction accident while I was working, but I am afraid to file a workers’ compensation claim because I don’t want my employer to punish me for filing the claim. What can I do?

There is a common misconception regarding filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. Many workers fear retaliation but workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect just that type of behavior. Workers’ compensation laws specify that employers are not permitted to punish, fire, or retaliate in any way against workers who file a workers’ compensation claim. The employer is also protected under workers’ compensation laws — with a limited exception, you are barred from suing your employer for an injury sustained while working.

Do I have a workplace injury claim if I’m an independent contractor?

The difference between an independent contractor and an employee: there are several different factors that go into that. And just because your employer might pay you on a 1099 does not necessarily mean that you’re an independent contractor. And that’s just one example. Sometimes the employer may take the position that the accident didn’t happen in the course of employment for whatever reason. And so, by hiring the Epstein Law Firm, we can help you weed out those issues, and we can work with you to combat the insurance carriers’ and the employers’ arguments regarding the person as an independent contractor, or did not get injured during the course of employment. There are several circumstances where an employer might take the position that the accident didn’t happen during the course of employment, and there are several factors that go into the determination as to whether or not the employee was actually in the course of their employment at the time of the accident.


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