Construction workers are literally surrounded by danger as they work. Construction sites can be full of difficult-to-see hazards. People can easily fall, be punctured, cut, hit, and more. Have you suffered an injury on the job?
The personal injury attorneys at the Hensley Legal Group can help you understand Indiana construction worker accidents. We know how to file a claim for workers’ compensation correctly. In addition, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Please schedule a consultation with an Indiana construction accident lawyer on our team serving Indiana. Call us at 888-912-0631 or fill out our online contact form to get your free case review. Your free initial consultation can be held at your home, at any one of our local offices, or virtually.
Why Should You Hire an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney
Construction accidents in Indiana can be disastrous. You may experience intense and long-term physical injuries. An accident might even have the terrible consequence of the death of a loved one.
Workers who have experienced a type of trauma from their job may feel enormous emotional stress. As a result, it can be very difficult to file a workers’ compensation claim or seek a settlement without help. Our construction accident injury lawyers can help you.
The Indiana construction accident attorneys with our group can give your workers’ compensation case the attention it requires and deserves. While we do so, you may be able to focus on recovering from your pain. We want you to recover from this financially detrimental situation fully. Therefore, we can seek a fair settlement on your behalf.
A personal injury attorney with Hensley Legal Group can speak with your employer, negotiate with any insurance companies involved, and examine the accident, construction site, and your injuries. With this information, we can present to you all of your options. A lawyer with our team in Indianapolis or one of our satellite offices can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and get you on the road to financial recovery as soon as possible.
Compensation Available to You
Injured workers can benefit from the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. This means that injured construction workers may receive restitution in a workers’ compensation claim. Included in these benefits may be compensation for medical bills and income losses.
Workers’ compensation laws in Indiana require an employer to pay for medical treatment that is determined to be reasonable and necessary to treat work-induced pain.
Such items and medical care as the following can be included:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Ambulance usage
- Surgical procedures
- Follow-up appointments
- Prescription medication
- Physical therapy
- Medical devices such as oxygen tanks, analyzers, and medical imaging machines
- Lifestyle adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and similar mobility assistive equipment
Income replacement benefits
When your injury causes you to be absent from work, you are eligible to receive income replacement benefits, also referred to as lost wages or wage loss benefits. These benefits also apply when the injury requires you to adjust the type of work you perform.
Depending on the type of accident and your injuries, it may also be possible to obtain compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of limb
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
Why compensation varies from case to case
The amount of compensation injured construction workers can obtain can vary. It depends on the classification of your injuries.
Injuries may be classified as:
- Temporary total disability
- Temporary partial disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
You may be entitled to receive compensation after your accident on a construction site. Please call us, Hensley Legal Group, to speak to an attorney in a free consultation session. We can help you determine whether you can file a workers’ compensation claim.
The Reasons For Construction Accidents
Construction sites are dangerous locations. The tools and machines used on a construction job are heavy, sharp, fast, and powerful. Nonetheless, these tools do not operate on their own. When these tools have injured workers, a person is often to blame.
Among the most common reasons for workers getting injured on the job is negligent and reckless behavior. Therefore, construction companies have the responsibility to employ experienced, licensed workers. Further, the workers must receive the proper required training.
The workers and companies must follow the regulations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In this way, construction sites can maintain a safe working environment.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Accidents can come from above us or below us. They can happen instantly or develop slowly. They may or may not leave easily visible evidence.
Frequently, injuries in areas being built are caused by the following:
- Falling objects
- Electric shocks
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Equipment failure
- Forklift accidents
- Crane accidents
- Scaffold falls
- Trench collapses
- Chemical exposure
If one of the accidents above or something similar has happened to you, please speak to an attorney at Hensley Legal Group’s office in Indianapolis or at one of our offices near you. We can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and any other claim you may have related to personal injury law. In a free consultation, we can start developing a plan to get you the settlement you deserve.
Our Construction Accident Lawyers Want to Help
An accident can easily happen in an instant on a construction site. Whether you are injured by a small tool or heavy equipment, your employer may share a measure of responsibility. There may be other parties at fault. In any case, it’s worth exploring whether you may be entitled to workers’ compensation or another form of restitution.
There is little time to lose. Act now before you run out of time to file a claim or your appeal.
Please get in touch with an Indiana construction accident lawyer from our local legal team for a free consultation. Call Hensley Legal Group at 888-912-0631 or click on the “Form” icon on this page and fill in the information to get your free consultation.