Indiana Workers Compensation Benefits are Just the Starting Point for Indiana Construction Accident Victims. Your Indiana Construction accident lawyer in Indianapolis often meets Indiana workers who were seriously injured on the job and have no idea that workers compensation provides only minimal benefits and that full compensation for them and their families is only available from the other parties responsible for their injuries. These include general contractors, property owners, product manufacturers and other subcontractors. Such parties, and their insurance companies, never contact the injured worker unless it is to take a statement in an effort to excuse their own responsibility. While trial lawyers are not allowed to contact accident victims until 30 days after the accident, and then only by mail, insurance adjusters have no such ethical restriction. Disguised as concerned insurance people, they are really only calling and visiting you in the hospital to get you to waive your rights. It is a sad and sordid tale that never seems to get told.
Indiana workers compensation benefits only provide for approved medical expenses from a doctor of the insurance company’s choosing and 2/3 of a statutory maximum wage replacement. No compensation is provided for pain and suffering, disfigurement or the retraining necessary when the injured Indiana worker is no longer able to perform the same job. Only a proper third party lawsuit brought by a lawyer with experience in the area of Indiana Construction accidents can bring you and your family full compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Indiana construction accident or other work related injury, please contact us. No charge for discussing your case with us and no fees or costs unless their is recovery that is acceptable to you. Remember at Golitko & Daly, WE GO TO WORK WHEN YOU CAN’T!