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Indianapolis Construction Site Accident Attorneys

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If you have been seriously injured while you were working on an Indianapolis construction site, you most likely have many new challenges to deal with. Construction site injuries are often very serious and even life-changing. In addition, dealing with medical appointments and procedures, physical limitations and your financial situation can be very stressful for you and your whole family.

One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about, however, is how to pay for your medical treatments. In Indiana, the Workers Compensation system covers most employees who are injured while on the job. Workers Compensation benefits will pay for your medical care and provide weekly payments equal to a substantial part of your lost wages while you are unable to return to work.

Workers Compensation benefits are available no matter who was at fault for your accident, but if someone else caused or at least partially caused your injury, and they are not your employer or someone who works for your employer, you may also be able to file a lawsuit against them for compensatory damages. A personal injury claim against a negligent third party, such as someone who was working with you on the construction site but was employed by a different subcontractor, or a company, such as a manufacturer who made a defective crane, can help you obtain substantial compensation beyond that provided for Workers Compensation for your pain, suffering, mental anguish and other damages recoverable under Indiana law.

The Indianapolis construction site accident attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin have helped more than 31,000 injured workers in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana get the compensation they need and deserve. We have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for workers’ rights and want to put our experience and legal expertise to work helping you.

If you are having any problems applying for Workers Compensation benefits, if your benefits have been denied or are less than what you believe they should be, or if you want to find out if you can file a lawsuit, contact us for a free consultation.

 

Indianapolis Construction Site Accident Statistics

Construction site employment is booming in Indianapolis. In September 2021, there were approximately 62,700 construction workers employed in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metropolitan area, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s an increase of 10,800 more construction site workers in the Indianapolis area than the year before.

With so many people working on Indianapolis construction sites, there are, unfortunately, many workers getting injured or killed on the job. Construction sites have many hazards. Nationally, one out of five of all workers who are killed in work-related accidents are construction workers, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. Statewide, the Indiana Department of Labor reports that 19 out of every thousand construction workers suffered a non-fatal injury in 2020.

The lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin have handled more than 31,000 Indiana Workers Compensation claims. Our Indianapolis construction site accident attorneys have helped construction workers who have suffered from a wide range of injuries get the compensation they and their families need. If you or a family member has been injured while on the job at a construction site, please contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and what we can do to help you get the benefits and compensation you need.

 

Common Types of Construction Site Hazards That Cause Serious Injuries

According to OSHA, the four most dangerous types of construction site accidents are caused by falling, being struck by a vehicle or machinery, being caught in a trench or excavation, and being electrocuted. If you have been seriously injured by any of these or any other type of construction site accident, you may have a difficult period of recovery and need extensive medical care and rehabilitation. The Indianapolis construction site accident attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin can help you with the financial aspects of your recovery so you can focus your time and energy on healing from your injuries.

 

Indianapolis Construction Site Falls

Falls are the most common cause of fatal injuries for construction site workers and a common cause of non-fatal injuries. Falls from high places can happen when there are:

  • Holes in floors
  • Openings in walls
  • Unprotected sides
  • Problems with scaffolding
  • Problems with ladders
  • Unguarded protruding steel rebars

Workers can also fall while walking if they slip on wet or slippery surfaces, trip over objects left in aisles or paths, or if they walk on rough or uneven surfaces.

 

Indianapolis Construction Site Struck-By Accidents

Another common cause of serious and fatal construction site injuries are accidents where a worker is struck by a heavy object. These accidents include being struck by:

  • Trucks, cranes, backhoes, cars, and other heavy vehicles and equipment
  • Heavy objects that are falling or flying through the air
  • Concrete or masonry walls while being constructed

 

Indianapolis Construction Site Trenching and Excavation Accidents

Construction workers engaging in trenching and excavation may be seriously injured by:

  • Trenches caving in
  • Being struck while excavating by heavy equipment, a vehicle on a public road, or falling loads
  • Electrical hazards from power lines

 

Indianapolis Construction Site Electrical Dangers

Construction workers can be electrocuted by:

  • Contacting power lines
  • Lack of ground-fault protection
  • Defective or improperly used equipment
  • Defective or improperly used extension cords

 

Other Indianapolis Construction Site Hazards

Other causes of construction site injuries and illnesses include:

  • Tool and equipment accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Exposure to noise
  • Fires
  • Defective, insufficient, or improperly used personal protective equipment

While many accidents happen in an instant, some workplace illnesses and conditions develop over time. For example, long-term exposure to asbestos may cause mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer, which often doesn’t appear until many years after exposure. Exposure to noise can also cause problems over the long run. According to the CDC, half of all construction workers have been exposed to a dangerous level of noise, according to the CDC, and 14% have hearing difficulties.

 

Help From Experienced Indianapolis Construction Site Accident Lawyers

The law firm of Klezmer Maudlin has been dedicated to helping injured workers in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana for more than 25 years. We have extensive knowledge of Indiana Workers Compensation law. In fact, we wrote the Thomson Reuters book on Indiana Workers Compensation law that attorneys throughout the state use as a practice guide and a trusted source of information.

Our Indianapolis construction site accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for justice for injured workers. We stand up for the rights of workers against employers and insurance companies and ensure that our clients get all the benefits and compensation they are entitled to receive. We get great satisfaction from making a difference for workers, their families, and our communities.

We can help you if you:

  • Run into problems with your Workers Compensation claim
  • Are turned down for Workers Compensation benefits
  • Are receiving Workers Compensation benefits but feel something is wrong (for example, if the insurance company is sending you to different doctors to try to avoid paying for expensive care)
  • Are receiving your Workers Compensation benefits late
  • Are not getting proper treatment for your injuries
  • Need an experienced Indiana Workers Compensation attorney to represent you in a Workers Compensation appeal
  • Want to know if you can file a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party for damages

Contact us at 317-569-9644 or fill out the on our website for a free consultation where we will answer your questions and evaluate your case. We will get back to you quickly, usually within 24 hours. We don’t charge any fees or costs unless you win your case and receive benefits or an award.