If you have been involved in a worksite injury mishap and would like to file a construction accident lawsuit, whether in Indianapolis or within the state of Indiana, our team can help ensure your rights are protected. The sooner you talk to an IOSHA-certified construction accident attorney, the more likely it is that the truth will come out as to the underlying causes of the unfortunate event. This is especially true for workplace injuries because employers are quick to cover up any evidence that would detail the circumstances of your injury. A prompt investigation, including observation of the scene of the accident, photography of equipment and working conditions, and contacting eye witnesses and union representatives is an important factor in preserving your case. To get the legal help you need in a construction accident, contact Golitko & Daly.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accidents
By law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers employee injuries that happen on the job. These benefits cover an injured worker’s:
- Medical expenses (in full)
- A percentage of the worker’s lost wages
- Death benefits if the injury was fatal
Injured workers and their loved ones can obtain workers’ compensation medical and death benefits even if the employee contributed in some way to his or her own injuries. Unlike personal injury claims, workers’ compensation does not cover non-monetary damages, such as pain and suffering. Under most circumstances, employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance are protected from being named in a lawsuit for negligence.
The sooner you talk to an IOSHA-certified construction accident attorney, the more likely it is that the truth will come out as to the underlying causes of the unfortunate event.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Your construction accident may be more than a workers’ compensation claim. It’s possible that a third party shares in the responsibility for the accident and liability for the injuries or wrongful death suffered by the victim. An equipment manufacturer, subcontractor, general contractor, or delivery service on the premises could also share partial liability.
Types and Causes of Construction Accidents
Our attorneys will carefully examine all parties to determine liability. After establishing liability for your construction accident, we will begin to build a case that will ensure you receive compensation. Construction accidents may result from a failure to adhere to safety regulations by an employer, employee, or some other party. They may also result from defective equipment or machinery. Regardless of the cause, you should talk with a construction lawyer as soon as possible after a any type of construction accident, including those involving:
- Slip and falls
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
- Lift buckets
- Falling debris
- Roofs or ladders
- Trench collapse
- Construction vehicles
- Heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, or excavators
- Defective machinery
Our attorneys can investigate your claim to expose the cause of the accident and all responsible parties.
Respected and Qualified Construction Accident Attorneys
Golitko & Daly is well respected in the legal community. Other attorneys as well as our former clients know that we are well prepared, knowledgeable, and ready to take action on behalf of a construction injury victim. We handle both workers’ compensation and third-party personal injury claims all from our Indianapolis and Kokomo law offices.
For clients who are unable to work for 12 months or more following a construction accident, we are qualified to handle your social security disability claim as well. All aspects of your construction accident case will be well coordinated with the goal of helping you obtain maximum compensation from all available sources.
Our qualified attorneys have different areas of focus, all of which benefit our clients.
- Mr. Golitko is currently the Chairman of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Workers Compensation Section and has obtained multiple million-dollar workers’ compensation results for our clients.
- Mr. Daly is an OSHA-certified attorney in several areas and has worked with several other attorneys throughout the state. He has had several million-dollar results for construction accident and wrongful death cases.
- Mrs. Golitko is a registered nurse and lawyer. She has a very high success rate before the Social Security Administration and has helped thousands of workers who can no longer return to their previous level of employment.
- Mr. Harts is not only a lawyer but also has an engineering degree that he uses to assist with complicated product liability cases. His years of experience in the world of design defects are invaluable in the context of work injury cases.
Experienced Attorneys On Your Side
Our attorneys will use their wealth of knowledge and experience to fight for the compensation you deserve. When you first meet with one of our attorneys, bring any documentation relating to the accident or injury. If our attorneys believe you may have a case, we will conduct a full investigation.
We will carefully review the accident site and equipment to determine the cause of the accident and liable parties. Once we have the evidence we need and have established liability, we will begin assembling your claim. We will explore all possible avenues for compensation, which may include workers’ compensation, social security, and a personal injury claim.
We may negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best settlement. If the insurance company refuses, we can go to court if necessary. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who are unafraid to take on large insurance companies and other large corporations.
The legal avenues we pursue will dictate the type and amount of compensation we can recover for your injury. Workers’ compensation do not allow for damages for pain and suffering, but a personal injury claim does. Our attorneys will keep you informed throughout the process so you know how much compensation you can expect for your injuries.
Contact a Lawyer to Help with Your Construction Accident Claim
We are available to evaluate your personal injury and construction accident case. We make sound legal recommendations based on our experience and analysis of the facts. Our attorneys pride themselves on their legal knowledge and abilities. They will not steer you wrong with your construction accident claim. To discuss your construction accident, contact Golitko & Daly. We will help you put the pieces back together with every resource available to us.