Establishing Liability for Construction Accident
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to restitution beyond workers’ compensation. At Golitko & Daly, our Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA)-certified construction accident attorneys can fight on your behalf to help secure the compensation you deserve. When representing clients on construction accident liability cases, the team at our Indianapolis, Indiana, practice will investigate the circumstances of your accident and work to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. To schedule a consultation, reach out to Golitko & Daly today.
Investigating Your Personal Injury Case
No matter the extent of your injuries, you should seek medical attention after any construction accident. This is important for your own well-being, and it also allows you to document your injuries. After your safety has been ensured, our attorneys can begin to investigate the circumstances of your accident by collecting information from the scene and taking photographic evidence. We can contact other employees and eyewitnesses who saw your accident occur while their memories are still fresh. Rest assured, our attorneys have extensive experience filing construction accident liability claims and spinal cord injury liability claims. We will work to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Proving Third-party Liability
Since our attorneys have worked on all types of construction accident cases, we can recognize the various parties and factors that may have contributed to your work injury, even if they are not immediately apparent. Some of the most common third parties who indirectly contribute to construction accidents include:
If you were injured because a piece of equipment malfunctioned, we can seek compensation from the company that manufactured or designed it.
A subcontractor may have contributed to your injury if he or she allowed unsafe working conditions at your construction site. When a subcontractor fails to provide construction workers with adequate information or safety equipment at the workplace, he or she can be held liable for their injuries.
Virtually any company or party other than your direct employer can be held partially responsible for injuries at a work site. In some cases, a delivery service can directly injure a worker or contribute to a construction site injury by dropping off equipment or materials in a dangerous location. We will investigate all of the parties present on the day of your accident to determine liability.
If a fellow employee (or an employee at a third-party company) contributed to your accident directly or indirectly, we may be able to seek compensation from him or her. Additionally, if another employee used equipment improperly or created a dangerous situation that led to your injury, he or she can be held personally liable in some cases.
Handling the Complex Workings of Your Case
Construction accident liability cases can often be very complex. Fortunately, the team at Golitko & Daly will handle legal matters while you begin to seek treatment and heal from your injuries. We can handle your construction workers’ compensation case as well as any cases against third parties under one roof so that you do not have to work with several different firms.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have been injured, do not wait to seek representation. We can begin working your case immediately and help determine what steps to take based on your unique situation. Contact Golitko & Daly today to schedule a legal consultation with one of our attorneys.