Maximizing Compensation For Injured Construction Workers
Construction jobs are by nature risky occupations. Hard physical labor near heavy equipment and hazardous conditions such as holes and tripping hazards lead to dangerous circumstances and, often, serious and catastrophic injuries. Common scenarios include slips and falls, lift bucket mishaps, falling debris, trench collapses and scaffolding malfunctions. Injuries include burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and other types.
After a construction accident, we recommend these steps toward recovery:
- Get emergency medical care as soon as possible.
- Report the accident to responsible parties, including the worker’s employer or general contractor.
- File a timely workers’ compensation claim.
- Keep careful records of doctor visits, symptoms and other aspects of recovery.
- Contact an experienced construction accident lawyer who can initiate an investigation and preserve evidence.
At Golitko & Daly, P.C., our Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA)-certified attorney builds strong cases on behalf of injured workers. For most construction workers, medical benefits from workers’ compensation can begin right away. Our legal team helps clients file workers’ compensation claims and works to ensure that they receive all workers’ comp benefits they are eligible for in a timely manner. Moreover, injured workers may face difficulty in obtaining benefits without representation. When a provider denies a workers’ compensation claim, we are available to step in and fight on your behalf and help you pursue the benefits to which you are entitled.
Comprehensive Representation After An Accident At A Construction Site
When we investigate our clients’ construction accidents, we carefully examine three primary areas of concern:
- The nature of the injuries
- The causes of the accident
- Potential sources of compensation.
We discuss the issues and answer questions to help ensure that our clients understand the status of their case. Workers’ compensation may provide up to two-thirds of a worker’s average weekly wage during recovery, as well as lump-sum payments for impairment or disability. While a workers’ compensation case is in progress, we also seek to determine whether a third party – such as a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer or delivery service – is liable. Various companies, property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and managers may be involved in a construction project. We help clients pursue compensation from all relevant sources.
Our Role In Your Recovery
An injured construction worker is easily overwhelmed while doing their best to get well after a fall injury, an explosion or an injury caused by a defective tool. If an accident is fatal, families must prepare for a funeral and burial. Our Indiana construction injury lawyers lift burdens from our clients’ shoulders.
Initial consultations are free, and we represent injured workers on a contingency basis. Discuss your case with a Kokomo, Bloomington, or Indianapolis construction accident attorney. Call our Indianapolis office at 317-566-9600. In the Kokomo area, call 765-865-9300. In the Bloomington area, call 812-566-2600. You may also complete our online form and we will provide you with a quick response.