Construction Accidents

Every year devastating injuries occur at construction sites

Construction Accidents

Every year devastating injuries occur at construction sites

EMERSON LAW’s personal injury attorneys are prepared to help workers and their families who have suffered injuries and deaths in construction site accidents.

Indianapolis Construction Accident Attorney (317) 721-5297

Among the most hazardous places for workers are residential and commercial constructions sites. Following a construction site accident workers and their families face more than the consequences of the physical injury but also face the uncertainty and loss of income that arises from that injury. While every employee injured in a construction accident would happily go back in time and prevent the accident that caused their injury from occurring, that isn’t an option. Instead, what is essential after a construction accident is for the worker and their family to focus on healing. Also, what is important is to have someone to help the family who can focus on receiving the compensation and protection the family deserves. That is the kind of effort EMERSON LAW’s personal injury lawyers provide to their clients.

WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER? CAN’T I JUST FILE MY OWN CLAIM?

If it was just that easy you would not be reading this. Being successful with a construction accident injury claim requires much more than simply filing a claim. With several architects, contractors, owners, subcontractors, and project managers at a construction site, a simple construction accident can quickly become complicated. Add to that the fact that every contractor has an insurance carrier keeping a close eye on accidents in an effort to ensure that workers injured in construction accidents receive as little compensation as possible.

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LOSS OF INCOME

Following a construction accident a number of things seem to happen at once. First, a claim for workers’ compensation is filed. This can fill the hole caused by the worker’s loss of income. Second, the insurance carriers (and likely there will be many) and OSHA will begin an investigation. These investigations tend to point the finger at the worker or his employer (who the worker cannot sue for negligence). Add to that the fact that mistakes can be made at this time which can limit the injured worker’s right to recover. Initially responsibility for a construction accident may seem quite clear, the legal determination of fault can be extremely complex. A thorough investigation of the facts of the case as well as the contracts, insurance policies, federal, state, and local laws that apply is necessary to determine fault.

WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT

Construction accidents include, scaffolding collapses, staging collapses, wall collapses, roof collapses, unprotected floor opening falls, overturning cranes, overturning aerial lifts, dropped loads, job site electrocutions, defective tool accidents, construction elevator accidents and material lift accidents. We represent electricians, ironworkers, laborers, masons, plumbers, and all other construction trades in construction accident claims.

EMERSON LAW’s objective is for swift and fair resolution of each construction accident case. But, the most favorable results tend to require a readiness to completely investigate, litigate and, if needed, try the case to a jury.

If you or a family member has been injured in a construction site accident, our attorneys are prepared to assist you get what you rightfully deserve. Don’t delay, begin your recovery with a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys.

If you or a family member has been injured in a construction site accident, our attorneys are prepared to assist you get what you rightfully deserve. Don’t delay, begin your recovery with a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys.

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