Construction Accident Damages and Ongoing Medical Care
Construction accidents are some of the more common personal injury cases we handle at Golitko & Daly. When one occurs, individuals are often faced with medical treatment costs, lost wages, and in worst cases, the inability to return back to normal activity. Our personal injury attorneys in Indianapolis, IN are experienced at helping clients receive the compensation they deserve for construction accident damages and ongoing medical care.
While money may not eliminate your pain or emotional distress, it can help alleviate any strain caused by the increasing medical care costs and lack of work. We understand that taking care of your well being and family is important and we will fight on your behalf when you are unable to do so.
Common Types of Construction Accident Injuries
Although this list is not exhaustive, some of the more common construction accident injuries that you can receive compensation for include:
- Broken bones
- Burns or electrocutions
- Cuts or lacerations
- Back injuries
- Eye injuries or loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Chemical toxicity
- Hearing loss
- Injuries from overuse or repetitive motions
- Death of a family member
Recovering Construction Accident Damages
The construction accident damages that can be recovered will depend on the severity of the injury, the individual injured, and if negligence played a part. Damages that can be awarded include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. In some cases, compensation for any home remodels can also be awarded. This is generally considered necessary when the injured party is confined to a wheelchair and needs ramps and other devices installed to make him or her more comfortable.
If the victim is no longer able to work or support his or her family due to the injuries incurred, this will also be factored into the amount sought by the lawyer. It is our job to make sure you receive maximum compensation to help eliminate the financial strain brought on by surging medical bills and the inability to work.
If the injury is severe and life altering, it may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, numerous surgeries, and home health care. When reviewing your cases, the lawyer will take these things into consideration to make sure you are awarded the full amount deserved.
How to Help Your Lawyer
When meeting with your lawyer, it’s important that you provide key evidence, clear details about the incident, and any documents that will help determine liability. Key evidence can include:
- Medical records
- Doctor’s notes
- Pictures of the injury, the construction site, and any equipment involved
- Contact information of coworkers who witnessed the event
- Previous injuries that occurred to others from the same equipment
Contact Our Office Today
It is in your best interested to hire a personal injury skilled in handling construction accident damages if you’ve been seriously injured on the job. He or she will protect your legal rights and deal directly with the insurance companies involved. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your case and give you upfront advice on how we can help. To schedule your consultation, please contact our practice online or give us a call at (800) 520-1644.