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Common Causes of Construction Accident Fatalities

By Matthew Golitko on February 20, 2015

Silhouettes of construction workers in a dangerous setting where construction accidents frequently occurEach year, thousands of construction workers around the country are killed due to unsafe conditions on construction sites. In the vast majority of these incidents, the construction accidents could have been avoided if it were not for the negligence of the victim’s superiors, fellow employees, the manufacturer of faulty equipment, or another party.

Sadly, it is the loved ones of the victims of these construction accidents who must pay the ultimate price for this negligence. While no amount of money can possibly compensate for the untimely loss of their beloved family members, the attorneys of Golitko & Daly can help to ensure that these families receive the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled under the law. Our lawyers handle the entire range of wrongful death cases arising from construction accidents, whatever their cause.

At our law firm in Indianapolis, causes of construction accident fatalities are meticulously investigated and reconstructed using all of the resources at our disposal so that we can present the strongest cases possible on behalf of our clients. If you have lost a member of your family in a construction accident, we would be honored to evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and options during your time of need.

Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents

Virtually any accident that is serious enough to cause an injury on a construction site can also result in the death of a construction worker. The most common causes of fatal construction accidents include:

  • Falling debris or equipment
  • Faulty or defective machinery, equipment, or protective gear
  • A fall from a great height, as from a ladder, roof, or scaffolding
  • A trench collapse
  • A slip and fall or trip and fall accident
  • An explosion
  • A forklift malfunction
  • Inadequate training
  • Inappropriate safety precautions
  • Defective automotive part
  • Negligent or deliberately wrongful behavior by a co-worker
  • Chemical or toxic exposure

Compensation for Your Loss

As stated above, we fully understand that no amount of money can ever truly compensate you for your loss. However, we also understand that you suddenly find yourself faced with unexpected and probably overwhelming expenses related to your family member’s injury and death, including medical costs, funeral expenses, and other losses and expenses. Our attorneys can identify all possible sources of monetary compensation, such as workers’ compensation benefits and life insurance policies of which you might have been unaware. We can also pinpoint any actionable acts of negligence on the part of a third party against which you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit for damages beyond those allowable under workers’ compensation law.

You may be entitled to compensation for both past and future losses and expenses, including:

  • Hospital and other medical costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost past and future wages and benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Arrange for a Case Evaluation Today

If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, please accept our condolences. To arrange for an evaluation of your case, please contact our law firm today. We would consider it a privilege to advise you of your rights.

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