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Construction Accident Attorneys in Indianapolis

Fighting for Victims of Construction & Workplace Accidents

Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments in the country, and employees are never far from the risk of injury or death.

According to recent statistics, thousands of workers have sustained fractured bones and head injuries and many have suffered from scarring and required amputations due to construction site-related accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation that a traditional workers’ compensation may not cover.

If you have sustained an injury due to the fault or negligence of another party while working at a construction site, Jacobs Lan can provide you with a free, comprehensive case evaluation to help you determine whether you have a case. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and whether you are eligible to hold the appropriate parties responsible and recover damages for your injury.

Causes of Construction Site Accidents

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to implement job safety programs and conduct routine inspections, not every company adheres to these regulations. Additionally, product defects on construction equipment, failure to follow safety procedures, and worker negligence can all result in construction site accidents.

A construction site accident may also be caused by:

  • Improper maintenance of equipment
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Falls from elevations
  • Collapsed structures
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Insufficient training
  • Compressed gases
  • Falling objects

Additionally, a worker may sustain injuries due to chemical spills, burns, explosions, and electric shocks. When considering all of the hazards that are present in a construction site, it becomes clear to see why these environments are one of the most dangerous work zones in the country. For this reason, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible if you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident and you believe that the damage was caused by irresponsibility or negligence.

Who Is Responsible for Injuries?

Many employers choose to purchase workers’ compensation policies through their insurance providers that would typically provide them with immunity if one of the workers chooses to pursue a claim against the company. Although, these policies do not prevent employees from filing suits against a third party if they think that that individual or entity caused them to suffer an injury due to negligence.

Employees may consider working with an Indianapolis construction accident attorney to file a claim against more than one party if someone other than his or her immediate employer contributed to the accident and the ensuing injury.

Other parties that may be held responsible for construction site accident injuries include:

  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Manufacturers
  • Sub-contractors
  • Prime contractors
  • General contractors
  • Owner of the construction site
  • Driver or other motorist passing by the construction zone

The Indianapolis construction accident attorneys at Jacobs Law can help injured workers to seek compensation for psychological, financial, and physical pain. The severe trauma of a serious or permanent injury coupled with a change in lifestyle and extensive medical bills can have a significant impact on one’s life. However, by seeking legal counsel from a construction accident lawyer at Jacobs Law, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against those responsible and recover damages for pain and suffering, property damage, counseling costs, physical therapy, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.

Contact Jacobs Law Today for More Information

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you may consider seeking legal counsel from an Indianapolis construction accident attorney to learn more about your options. Our dedicated attorneys at Jacobs Law have assisted personal injury victims in Indiana for more than five decades. We can help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled, for many types of personal injuries.

Please call us today at (317) 794-2024 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether you have a case.

Workplace Injury Lawyers in Indianapolis

Workplace injuries can be devastating to a family. If you cannot work, you may have significant difficulties in supporting yourself and your family. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault remedy for people who have been injured in the workplace. One advantage of workers’ compensation is that you do not have to prove your employer caused your injuries. One major disadvantage of workers’ compensation is that it only pays for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. Workers’ compensation does not provide for all of a worker’s lost income, nor does it provide for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.

In order to receive full compensation for your injuries, someone other than your employer must be responsible for your workplace injury. In these situations, you can file what is called a third-party claim for all of your damages. An Indianapolis workplace injury lawyer at Jacobs Law can help working men and women who have been injured on the job file third-party claims.

Our law firm does not represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims. Instead, we devote our practice in this area to helping people file third-party claims. If you have a personal injury claim arising out of your workplace injury, we will coordinate efforts with your workers’ compensation lawyer or refer you to one.

Making a Complete Investigation of Your Workplace Injury

An Indianapolis workplace accident attorney will review the cause, or causes, of your accident in order to see exactly who was at fault. For example, many construction accidents are caused by defective products or by the negligence of a subcontractor. People who drive for their jobs can be injured in car accidents. If someone other than your employer is responsible, or shares responsibility, for your injuries, our injury law firm will be prepared to take action. In every case, our primary concern will be determining how our law firm and our skilled workplace accident attorneys can maximize the value of your injury claim.

“Protecting your family's right is our greatest honor. We've dedicated our lives to serving those wronged by another's negligence.”

- The Jacobs Law Team
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