Construction Accidents

Indiana Employees injured on  Indiana Construction sites make up a large number of the Indiana personal injury claims filed with the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board.  Indiana construction related jobs make up a large component of the Indiana and United States Economy.  The Construction Industry, while irreplaceable in the American economy, can also be a very dangerous workplace. Indiana Construction related labor positions and Construction Accidents rank third out of all industries for on-the-job fatalities.While no two construction accidents or construction injury causing events are ever the same, as an experienced construction accident law firm, our attorneys see a lot of construction accidents caused by the same or similar dangerous work conditions and events.  These construction accidents may include the following:

  • Scaffolding Failure or Collapse
  • Defective securement or a fall from scaffold
  • A fall from an elevated work area, platform or ladder
  • Defective workmanship or structure failure
  • Improper or dangerous supervision and instruction
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Vehicle accidents caused by a third party
  • Improper or insufficient employee training
  • Falling materials or debris
  • Equipment failure or failure to maintain equipment in a safe manner
  • Inadequate safety precautions
  • Improper or dangerous equipment operation

If you or a loved one has been hurt, injured or killed from a construction accident, you should contact an experienced Indiana Construction Accident Lawyer or Illinois Construction Accident Lawyer. Our firm represents victims of Construction Accidents throughout the State of Indiana and Illinois, including Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, Fishers, Carmel, Greenwood, Normal, Peoria and Decatur.

Options for Construction Workers Hurt at Work
Under Indiana Work Comp laws and Illinois Work Comp Laws, an employee cannot sue his or her employer for on-the-job construction accidents.  Illinois Worker’s Compensation and Indiana Worker’s Compensation Acts provide a sole remedy exclusion via a Work Comp Claim.  These claims typically pay out from an insurance policy that covers lost wages, medical expenses and depending on the facts and injury, a compensation schedule for permanent injuries. While an employee cannot sue their employer under the sole remedy exclusions set forth in the Worker’s Compensation Act, workers can sue non coworkers or other entities that were responsible for their injuries.  An Indiana Construction Injury Lawyer or Illinois Accident Attorney well-versed in construction injuries is essential to protecting accident victim’s rights and remedies.

Depending on the facts of you or your loved one’s case, it is possible that an Indiana Construction Accident Attorney or Illinois Construction Lawyer could sue a general contractor, architect, manufacturer or property owner for their contribution or involvement in your or your loved one’s accident, injuries or wrongful death at a construction site or in the workplace.  These claims are frequently called third party accident or negligence claims.  Worker that are injured as the result of neglect or error at the hands of a non-employer or a worker that is not their co-employee (hired by the same employer), may be able to pursue a third party claim against that person or entity. By pursuing a third party claim outside of the confines of the Indiana Work Comp laws, the employee may be able to obtain traditional tort remedies, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress, which are not typically available under traditional Indiana workers’ compensation benefits.

Our Attorneys provide construction accident and construction injury legal consultation absolutely free. You can contact us at our Indiana or Illinois offices or via our online.

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If you or a loved one has been injured or killed from a construction or work injury; call our experienced Indiana Construction Accident Lawyers or Illinois Construction Attorneys for a free consultation today. Contact the construction attorneys at Crossen Kooi Law   at (866) 569-1335.