We Understand Construction Accidents
The construction industry is rated as one of the most dangerous industries to work in the United States.
Every year, thousands of construction workers get killed or injured due to accidents. When the cause of such accidents is due to negligence on the part of a building company, a contractor, a fellow worker or any other party present involved in the construction project, then as a victim, you have the right to sue for compensation.
At Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler, our attorneys have a perfect understanding of the ins and outs of Indiana construction law. As such, you can rely on our legal advice and representation when seeking full compensation if you are a victim of a construction injury. We will guide you through the steps of the legal system, answer your questions about construction injuries and protect your best interests.
Holding Negligent Employers Accountable
It is not deniable that construction workers are faced with limitless risks when they get to work. However, it is the primary responsibility of the construction companies involved to comply with all the requirements put in place by the law and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for making the construction sites safe for all. Most of the causes of construction accidents will revolve around the violation of safety rules, lack of attention, and cutting corners.
Handling All Construction Accidents
Different kinds of injuries can ensue following an accident at a construction site. Injuries sustained at construction sites may include:
- Head injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Burn injuries
Aggressive Representation From Seasoned Attorneys
Injuries sustained at construction sites can sometimes be very complex, involving multiple defendants, multiple plaintiffs, third-party defendants, claims, and counter-claims. Due to this, aggressive representation is necessary to ensure that none of your rights are violated and that you get compensation that is commensurate to the sustained injuries.
With the team of attorneys at Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler, you will have the right legal help on your side and a chance to set things straight with those responsible for your injuries.
Answers To The Complex Questions Of Construction Accidents
Construction sites pose hazards to workers and passersby of all kinds. After suffering a construction-related injury, you now face an incredibly complex maze of insurance claims and other legal matters. Not to mention your physical rehabilitation.
Our lawyers know what you are going through. We work with Indianapolis residents to help them recover compensation after construction accidents. If you are wondering about the process and your rights, read on for some answers to our clients’ frequently asked questions.
What Are Some Of The Dangers Of A Construction Job?
Workers of all varieties face serious injuries at construction sites of all kinds. Some of the most hazardous threats include:
- Machinery malfunctions
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling objects
- Caught between objects
- Broken bones
- Exposure to toxic substances
Any one of these could damage the long-term health of a construction employee.
Am I Entitled To Workers’ Compensation?
Most employers in Indiana are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. If your injury occurred at your workplace or while you were on the clock – even on an unpaid break – you may have the right to workers’ compensation. You may also have a personal injury case.
Does Fault Matter? What If Someone Else Was Responsible For My Accident?
In workers’ compensation cases, fault does not affect your right to recover compensation. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to pay workers’ damages from on-the-job accidents. Even if your actions contributed to the incident, your employer’s insurance could likely still cover you.
If you’re partially at fault for causing your own injury it can affect your ability to recover from a liable third party. That’s why it’s important to speak to an attorney experienced at investigating complex cases and navigating the Indiana law of comparative fault.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
There is no way to determine the value of your claim without speaking to an attorney in person. When you contact us at Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler, one of our team members can sit down with you to discuss particulars. We will give you an honest evaluation of what to expect from your case.
Schedule A Free Consultation
It is always our desire to see our clients receive full compensation so that they can proceed with their daily lives after the injury. If you have been a victim or know of a friend or family member in need of legal services following a construction accident, we’d like to let you know that we are ready to help.
Call us for a free initial consultation and speak with one of our construction attorneys in Indianapolis today: 317-842-5800.