Construction work can be dangerous. As a responsible, safe construction worker, you understand this – and you take the proper precautions on the job to protect yourself. You wear the necessary protective gear, you use the equipment properly, and you use common sense. You follow the safety regulations of your site every day. Most of the time, this is enough to avoid a construction injury.
However, accidents still happen. Even the most conscientious construction worker can find him- or herself in a dangerous situation that can’t be managed. The result is an injury. For a construction worker, an injury can mean being out of work for weeks, months, or even years – and sometimes, it means never being able to work again. In these instances, you will need a capable and experienced construction accident attorney in Indianapolis.
It is your supervisor’s and your employer’s responsibility to maintain safe working conditions on construction sites where you work. Oftentimes, a defective product or faulty machinery is the cause of your injury. If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident, you have legal recourse. The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham are experienced in construction injury cases and can help guide you through the legal process. With an extensive understanding and experience in Indiana state laws, our legal team will identify areas in which your employer did not provide adequate protection. Learn more about your available course of action by consulting with one of our construction accident attorneys.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents can be caused by many things. Many construction sites have uneven ground, creating a perfect recipe for a bad fall. This is only one of the many ways to get injured. Common causes of construction injuries include the following:
- Heavy falling materials
- Equipment malfunction
- Electric shocks
If the conditions on your work site are not safe or up to code, you could be at risk for any of these accidents and could experience severe injuries. A neck, back, or head injury can remove you permanently from the construction workforce–and may even make it impossible for you to work at all. Permanent paralysis below the point of injury on the spine can mean a lifetime of medical care.
Construction accidents can cause severe brain injuries. A blow to the head may lead to memory loss, mental illness, reduced concentration abilities, difficulty communicating, and more. The lifelong medical care these severe injuries commonly necessitate is often prohibitively expensive. Medical equipment, personal care, rehabilitation, diagnostic tests, and time spent in the hospital can quickly run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Particularly when one has lost the ability to work, the financial burden can be too high to manage.
If you or a family member is injured while working on a construction site, you have options. The lawyers at WKW are experienced in construction accident cases. We can examine your case to determine who was at fault for the accident.
Negligence by your supervisor or employer shouldn’t ruin your life. You have options. An initial consultation with Indianapolis construction accident lawyers at WKW is free and easy to set up. Contact us today.
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The following are specific case examples that Wilson Kehoe Winingham has handled.
Wilson Kehoe Winingham has handled many cases throughout the United States involving persons injured due to construction accidents at highway construction sites over the last 20 years. Our firm’s extensive experience and legal and technical resources allow us to use a combination of vigorous investigation, technology and demonstrative evidence to clarify the causal factors involved in an accident and present the case for our client clearly to a jury. A successful outcome depends on having experienced legal counsel that is thoroughly familiar with the safety standards and regulations required in the industry.
Injuries suffered at construction sites can have severe and life-altering effects. Many cases involved prolonged treatment and rehabilitation programs that can be costly over the long term. As a law firm that has litigated many construction site accidents, Wilson Kehoe and Winingham understands the physical and emotional toll such injuries can take on a victim and their loved ones and the difficulty it presents in dealing with the legal issues involved. Our firm will work quickly to establish contact with all parties involved in your case and address the important issues that require immediate attention, such as payment of medical bills, insurance coverage and future rehabilitation.
Our service area extends throughout Indianapolis to the communities of Anderson, Muncie, Terre Haute, Evansville, Richmond, Bloomington, Kokomo, South Bend, and Ft. Wayne. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction work site accident, contact us online or call us at 800-525-8028 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options.