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Indiana Construction Accident Lawyer Presents :Four Signs You Have a Construction Accident Case

By John Daly on June 11, 2016

A man with a broken legThe lawyers of Golitko & Daly, P.C. have helped numerous construction accident victims and their loved ones in the greater Indianapolis. Lawsuits involving industrial injuries andd construction accidents can be complex, which is why having an attorney on your side is so important as you begin the legal process.

Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if you should seek out a construction accident lawsuit even if there was a legitimate injury sustained. Let's take a moment to consider 4 signs that can determine if you should consider a construction accident lawsuit.

1 - You Are a Worker Injured at a Work Site

First things first, a serious injury must have occurred at a work site. If you are a worker at that site, this might include any of the following accident:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Head injuries from falling objects
  • Scaffolding accident
  • Trench collapses
  • Crane injuries
  • Forklift accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents (bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, etc.)

If a loved one was killed in a construction accident, you can look into the potential to file a wrongful death lawsuit over the tragic nature of your loss.

2 - The Injury Sustained Was Not Pre-Existing

It's important that the accident at the construction site caused an injury to occur that was not pre-existing. This demonstrates a direct link between the accident/incident and the injury that was sustained. This helps in justifying the pursuit of a legal claim rather than just collecting workers' competition insurance.

3 - A Third-Party Was Somehow Involved

In some instances, a third party outside of the worker and his or her employee may have been involved. This may include any of the following:

  • Makers of Construction Equipment – If the company that manufactured a piece of construction equipment was negligent in some way, they may be held responsible for a construction accident to some degree.

  • Delivery Services – Companies in charge of delivering equipment or supplies can potentially cause accidents via poorly loaded and secured cargo or placing their delivered equipment in a dangerous place.

  • Subcontractors – Subcontractors at a construction site may cause injuries to others on the job, and in such cases should be held liable for this.

  • Fellow Construction Workers – Sometimes a worker's fellow employees are responsible for an accident occurring, and just as subcontractors, they may be held personally liable for injuries or fatalities.

4 - The Circumstances Suggest Need for Additional Restitution

While workers' compensation insurance will help cover injuries and lost wages, certain serious injuries and egregious circumstances call for addition compensation, and perhaps even directly from your employer. It's important that you meet with an attorney to discuss your legal options following a serious accident at a construction site.

How Our Construction Accident Attorneys Can Help

The laws regarding workplace injuries and construction accident litigation can be quite complex, especially when you are determining whether a suit is worth pursuing. By working with a construction accident lawyer, you can learn what your ideal legal options are given the details of your case.

Speak with the Lawyers of Golitko & Daly, P.C.

For more information about your legal rights and options following a serious construction accident, be sure to contact our team of construction accident attorneys today. The legal team at Golitko & Daly, P.C. is here to help you in your time of legal need.

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