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Indiana Construction Accident Attorneys

Crossen Kooi Can Help You File a Third-Party Claim

A large majority of the claims filed with the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board pertain to injuries sustained on construction sites in the state. We pay close attention to construction zone accidents and injuries at Crossen Kooi as well as the laws pertaining to these issues and we offer our legal services to the victims and families of such incidents.

If you were injured in a construction accident that could have been prevented, we urge to contact our firm immediately. During a free consultation with an Indiana personal injury attorney at our office in Carmel, we can discuss the details of your accident and formulate a plan for moving forward with a claim or lawsuit for compensation.

Types of construction accident cases we handle include but are not limited to:

  • Falls from elevated work areas / platforms / ladders
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Structure failures
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Equipment failure
  • Vehicle accidents caused by a third party

Construction Accident Statistics

4,547 fatalities in American workplaces occurred in 2010. This accounted for about the same number of fatalities in 2009 (4,551).

Key 2010 statistics for workplace fatalities:

  • Self-employed workers accounted for 999 fatalities.
  • Miners accounted for 172 fatalities in 2010, an increase of 74% from 2009.
  • Construction related fatalities declined by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010. This is also a nearly 40% total decline from 2006.
  • Work-related deaths from fires more than doubled from 53 in 2009 to 109 in 2010.
  • Fatal injuries among police officers increased by 40%, from 96 in 2009 to 134 in 2010.

2010 work fatalities accident type:

  • Fires and explosions – 113 fatalities in 2009, 187 fatalities in 2010, an increase of approximately 65%.
  • Workplace homicides for 2010 (506 cases) represents a decline of more than 50 percent from the high of 1,080 homicides reported in 1994.

Fatal falls declined 2 percent in 2010 (from 645 in 2009 to 635 in 2010). Fatal injuries resulting from being struck by objects or equipment were also lower, down 4 percent in 2010 to 402. Fatal work injuries involving exposure to harmful substances or environments were up slightly, but electrocutions declined.

Suing General Contractors, Architects, Manufacturers, or Property Owners

Workers' compensation laws in Indiana do not allow employees to sue employers for injuries sustained on the job, such as those that occur in construction zones. Instead, many construction-related claims and lawsuits are directed against general contractors, manufacturers, architects, or property owners for their contribution to or involvement in the accident. Consult us to learn whether you are entitled to workers' compensation from your employer and separate personal injury compensation from a third party.

Third-party claims are brought against non-employers. At Crossen Kooi, we pursue these types of lawsuits because it allows the victims we represent to obtain compensation outside the confines of Indiana's worker's compensation laws, thus allowing us to help them seek compensation for various damages and pain and suffering, including emotional distress.

Work with Crossen Kooi to receive:

  • A free case consultation
  • In-office, at-home, and hospital visits
  • 24/7 answering service
  • Family-oriented representation