Southern Indiana Personal Injury Attorney
Construction Accidents - Work Site Accidents - Industrial Accidents
Working in construction and the trades can be dangerous work. On-the-job injuries are not uncommon and are considered a hazard of the job. Even though construction companies are typically obligated to inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs, accidents still occur. When those accidents and injuries are caused by negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, it's time to talk to an attorney.
At the Seymour, Indiana, offices of The Pardieck Law Firm, our sole focus is on helping individuals and families pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those involving construction accidents and workplace injuries.
Contact an Indiana personal injury lawyer today at The Pardieck Law Firm to find out how we can help you find justice and achieve a fair monetary settlement. We offer a free initial consultation and we handle all personal injury and wrongful death matters on a contingency basis - you pay no fees unless we recover a monetary award for you.
Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases of all types, including those involving:
- falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolding
- collapsing scaffolding
- falling debris, tools
- crushing, crushed to death
- trench collapse, no means of egress
- unsafe practices, lack of proper procedure
- workplace safety issues, lack of proper safety measures and devices
- chemical spills, hazardous materials, exposure to toxic substances
- burns, chemical burns
- mechanical failure
Construction Accidents - What you need to know about third-party negligence
Generally, an injured worker cannot sue his or her own employer for injuries arising out of work related activities; however, if it can be shown that a third party’s negligence caused the injuries, that party can be held liable. When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards inherent in the site and work, to hire careful employees, to coordinate job safety and to supervise compliance with safety specifications.
Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may include the following:
- scaffolding, cranes, power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches,
- trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, back hoes, heavy equipment
- boilers, pressure vessels, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment.
It is often possible to find liable third parties in the event of a construction related injury. This is often important because workers' compensation benefits do not provide compensation for the pain and suffering that a person endures as a result of an accident.
Contact a Seymour personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney at The Pardieck Law Firm today for a free initial consultation regarding your case. Even if you are unsure if you have a case, call us—we can help you determine if you might be able to recover for your injuries or those of a loved one. In many cases, there is a limited time in which you can legally pursue a personal injury claim. Act now to prevent losing your right to compensation.