It’s generally accepted that construction jobs pose some risk of physical injury. But just because a job has inherent risks, it should never excuse an employer from compensating an injured worker. In fact, some employers even take steps to hide evidence of a workplace injury, resulting in an unfair investigation of the accident. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys work to ensure that no stone is left unturned regarding your case, preserving the facts to level the playing field.
Because personal attorneys tend to be more efficient and effective than those provided by an insurance company, people may be wary of legal fees. However, through our contingency fees, you can rest assured that our attorneys will not put you into further debt. If you have suffered from a construction accident and seek appropriate compensation, consider the financial benefits of hiring experienced financial accident attorneys.
The Dangers of Construction
Every year in America, roughly four million workers are injured on the job, many of whom never fully recover. In 2008, Indiana alone had 2,410 construction-related injuries that required the injured party to miss subsequent days of work. Even though the rate of construction accidents has steadily declined over time, more than four out of every 100 construction workers in Indiana have been involved in an accident in recent years.
Unfortunately, the risk factors in construction work are numerous, especially when a company, contractor, or manufacturer doesn’t meet appropriate safety standards. Just a few examples of possible accidents include those involving:
- Slippery surfaces
- Falls through floor openings
- Dangerous chemicals and cancer-causing agents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Unstable roofing
- Welding injuries
- Crane or forklift accidents
- Auto accidents on the job
- Falling debris
In the event you are harmed by any of the above or similar construction-related accidents, do not hesitate to call us. By observing the area of the accident and injuries sustained, taking photographic evidence, and speaking with witnesses, we can help you build a case to fairly determine liability.
What about Attorney Fees?
Some people may be hesitant toward the idea of hiring a personal attorney, under the assumption that legal fees will diminish or outweigh potential financial gains. However, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they will only require a fee if your case is won. Even then, the contingency payment is relative to the amount of your compensation. This ensures that your attorney will work diligently to evaluate your case and investigate every avenue to get you the highest amount of compensation possible.
When you compare this to lawyers hired by insurance companies, who are typically paid by the hour and therefore have less incentive to win your case, the advantages are clear. And with a free consultation, you can get an immediate idea of what you can expect, with no financial risks or investments on your part.
The Financial Benefits of Workers’ Compensation
With an inexperienced or inattentive attorney, it’s easy to miss opportunities for workers’ compensation, especially when employers have their own attorneys trying to remove them of all liability. With our attention to detail and full devotion to your case, we can help you achieve compensation for:
- Medical bills directly resulting from the accident
- Ongoing medical care as a result of the injury
- Cost of medication
- Lost wages from missed work
Construction workers are in a particularly vulnerable position in that a physical injury can temporarily - and sometimes permanently - prevent them from returning to work. Moreover, it can be nearly impossible for a skilled tradesman to find another job with comparable pay and benefits if he or she can no longer perform the same tasks. Don’t let a single accident become a lifelong burden: consult a personal attorney.
When it comes to consulting a personal injury attorney, sooner is always better. The longer you wait after an accident, the more difficult it is to gather evidence in your favor. Call us as soon as you have any questions about a workplace injury.