Your Indiana Construction Accident Lawyer in Indianapolis is pleased to support the Laborers International Union Of North America, (LIUNA) program called “The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.” Falls are the largest threat to construction workers, but can be prevented with proper training, equipment, supervision and engineering. In 2010, there were some 750 construction workers killed on the job with 34.6% from falls. In addition, another 74,950 suffered injuries, according to OSHA statistics.
The campaign includes a new website: www.stopconstructionfalls.com which reveals the patterns that lead to fall accidents and seeks to avoid future work site injuries and death.
As an OSHA authorized construction safety trainer and lawyer, I went through additional training to be certified in fall protection to not only prevent workplace injuries but to help determine exactly what happened and who was responsible.
Generally after a serious construction accident, the injured Indiana construction worker has no memory of the events surrounding the accident. Contractors and employers frequently employ a CYA approach to accident investigation, reaching the self-serving conclusion that the accident was entirely the fault of the injured or killed construction worker. Your Indiana Construction accident lawyer knows how to perform a proper accident investigation, to see if the proper anchor point, lanyard and harness were provided, and see if proper training and supervision was available. Ironworkers, laborers, masons, electricians and other skilled building trades need fall protection. If it fails, your Indiana construction accident lawyer in Indianapolis is ready to help.
We represent workers throughout Indiana, including Indianapolis, Kokomo, South Bend, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute and Richmond. We can determine if you need an Indiana Workers Compensation lawyer, if you have a claim against a general contractor, subcontractor, or owner, or both. Always a free consultation, never a fee without a recovery. Remember, WE GO TO WORK WHEN YOU CANT!