Your Indiana Construction Accident Lawyer in Indianapolis is pleased to report his unanimous Indiana Supreme Court victory in Ryan v TCI Archtects/Engineers. This case is important because it is the first case in the country to establish the Design Build Institute of America Form 530 contract creates a duty on behalf of the general contractor for the safety of everyone on the project. Most importantly, that duty extends to all construction workers on the project, including those of subcontractors. Mr Ryan is a member of the sheetmetal workers union and was injured when he was given a ladder that was too short for the task he was assigned to do.
Because this contract is being used in many projects throughout the country, a victory for Indiana workers is a victory for workers everywhere. Special thanks to Bob Brown who helped with the briefs on behalf of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.