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 at Ladendorf Law 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 Law, 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.
Learn More In A FREE Consultation
Whether your case involves workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim, we can help you understand your rights. Our team cares about you as if you were a family member. Reach out to 317-842-5800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation about your construction injury.