If you are an iron or steel worker, you already know: Your job is dangerous. What you may not know is how to protect yourself after you’ve suffered a workplace injury.
The 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries identified structural iron and steel workers as having the fifth most dangerous job in the United States.
The law firm of Golitko & Daly is well aware of the risks iron and steel workers face. The firm specializes in construction accidents, work injuries, and disability, regularly fighting for just compensation in Indianapolis iron and steel worker injuries. The firm’s long-term focus on workers has resulted in the winning of multi-million dollar awards, through settlements and court cases.
An Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) certified construction accident attorney – a lawyer who works for you – provides the insight you need to ensure your rights are protected. Construction accident attorneys can review your claim and explain your compensation rights, including compensation beyond the limited offerings of workers’ compensation.
More than Workers’ Compensation
It comes as a surprise to many injured workers that workers’ compensation is just one of several resources for compensation after a workplace injury. Injuries may be the result of negligence on the part of a third party, such as a subcontractor or delivery service at the worksite, which could result in a personal injury lawsuit on top of a workers’ compensation claim. If faulty equipment is to blame, a product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer should be considered.
These other avenues of compensation are important because workers’ compensation in Indiana has important limitations. For example, there is no pain and suffering compensation in workers’ compensation cases. In addition, there are hidden benefits that insurance companies and employers may not reveal. In fact, employers may even attempt to deny workers’ compensation benefits entirely. If you’ve been injured, you need an attorney who understands the law and will protect your interests. Your company’s attorneys and insurance attorneys are paid to represent other interests.
Promptly contacting a lawyer after an injury is to your benefit. Employers may “clean up” the accident site, which could remove important evidence. You need someone who can document the scene as well as talk to witnesses before memories fade. Photographs, interviews, and documentation of the accident may be the crucial information you need to prove your case.
Workplace Injuries Specialization
The construction accident attorneys at Golitko & Daly are experts in the field because the practice concentrates on workplace injuries day in and day out. Specifically, the law firm practice focuses on:
- Work injury
- Construction injury
- Workers’ compensation
Our attorneys include an IOSHA certified attorney and a nurse, who is expert at the medical issues involved in job-site accidents.
If you have been injured, we pursue all avenues to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you are entitled to. Whether your case involves workers’ compensation, product/personal liability, or Social Security disability, all aspects of your case can be handled in house in a well-coordinated effort.
If you or a family member has been injured in a workplace injury and you are undecided about what to do, please request a free consultation. Meeting with our construction accident attorneys will help you make informed decisions.