Golitko & Daly

A Work Injury Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights

Workplace injuries can have devastating consequences such as spinal cord trauma and, in some cases, death.

A work injury lawyer at Golitko & Daly can handle all aspects of your claim so you can collect compensation and focus on your recovery. 

Our lawyers in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, are ready to help you determine if you are eligible for workers' compensation...

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Determining Eligibility for Workers' Comp

Workers' Compensation Insurance

In Indiana, employers must carry workers' compensation insurance. With this coverage, employees may be eligible for compensation even if they are partially responsible for their own injury.

Timely Filing of a Claim 

In order for your claim to be eligible, it must be reported to your employer within 30 days of the injury. Delays could result in your claim being denied. 

Injury during Employment

In order to be eligible for workers' compensation, your injury must have occurred while performing your assigned work duties, whether those take place on the job site or elsewhere.

Statute of  Limitations

When it comes to filing workers’ compensation cases, time is of the essence. The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act dictates that you must file a claim within two years of the date of the accident in order to receive any benefits. Consequently, the sooner you speak to a lawyer about your case, the more likely you are to actually receive the benefits you deserve. 

Do you believe you are entitled to compensation benefits?

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Our law firm has helped many clients like you receive compensation for job-related injuries. We can review the specifics of your injury and determine whether you have a case during your complimentary case review. To speak to a compensation attorney, call:

(800) 520-1644

Our lawyers have helped victims recover compensation for many types of injuries...

Common Types of Work Injuries

Defective Products

Poorly maintained or malfunctioning equipment can cause serious burn injuries, electrocution, or amputation.

Slips, Trips, Falls

A dangerous work premises, poorly constructed scaffolding, or improper harnessing can lead to falls.

Forklift Injuries

Improper training or driver inattention can result in injuries to forklift drivers and surrounding bystanders.

Lift Bucket Accidents

Improperly maintained equipment or safety violations can lead to falls, spinal cord injuries, or death

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are a breeding ground for injuries, especially if negligence or recklessness are involved.

How the Type of Injury  Will Influence the Case 

The cause of your injury and type of injury will greatly influence how our lawyers proceed with your case. If your injury could have been prevented or was caused by negligence on behalf of your employer, a manufacturer, or other party, there could be third-party liability involved. If this is the case, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit

Why should you choose our law firm to represent you following a work injury?

Our Legal Team is Dedicated to Helping Workers 

A One-of-a-Kind Team

Attorney Judith E. Golitko is also a certified registered nurse, and attorney John Daly has earned several certifications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Proven Results 

Whether we settle your case outside of court or take it to trial, our goal is to help you collect the compensation you need. Our verdicts and settlements speak for themselves when it comes to our ability to help injured workers.

Highly Referred 

Many local law firms in Indianapolis and nearby areas refer their cases to Matthew Golitko, our workers' compensation lawyer. Mr. Golitko currently serves as the chairman of the Indiana Trial Lawyer Association's Workers Compensation Section. 

Did Your Employer Fire You 
after an Injury on the Job?

Indiana law protects injured workers. In addition to representing injured workers to recover payment for medical bills and wage replacement, we represent employees in employment law matters related to injuries. Workers are sometimes subjected to wrongful discharge as a result of an on-the-job injury. We can assert workers' rights in "Frampton action" cases.

What types of work injuries do Golitko & Daly handle?

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How Common Are Workplace Injuries?

2.8 million work injuries in 2017

According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries occurred during 2017. The previous year, there were more than 5,000 reported fatalities caused by workplace injuries

Our clients trust us with their recovery and results...

A 5-Star Review from Google

"I have known John Daly for several years and have worked with him on many construction injury claims. He has always been very professional in his approach to helping the injured worker secure a positive verdict when they have been rightfully injured on the job sight due to another's negligence..." Cindy M.

Can I Afford a Lawyer?

Yes, you can. Golitko & Daly takes work injury cases on a contingency basis. In other words, we collect no fees until we help you collect the compensation you need. Our attorneys in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, also offer free consultations

The more appropriate question is: Can you afford not to hire a lawyer? It can be incredibly difficult to collect the amount of compensation you truly deserve without legal representation in your corner. You owe it to yourself to schedule a free case review with our attorneys if you or someone you love has been injured on the job.

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Ready to file a work injury claim?

Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today

Our Indianapolis law firm has helped many clients just like you receive compensation for job-related injuries. We can review the specifics of your injury and determine whether you have a case during your complimentary case review. To speak to an attorney, call:

(866) 650-8092

Here's why injured workers around Indiana trust our lawyers...

Verdicts & Settlements

$5.9 Million Dollar Settlement

Our attorneys recovered compensation for a victim who was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a semi-truck accident.

$5.3 Million Dollar Settlement

By pursuing a workers' compensation claim following a ladder fall, our team recovered millions in compensation.

$10.2 Million Dollar Verdict

Following the wrongful death of a union worker on a highway construction site, our law firm went to trial and recovered a multimillion-dollar jury award.

We Focus on Helping Hoosiers Injured at Work

At Golitko & Daly, we concentrate our efforts in work injury law to better serve our injured clients and make sure that all claims are maximized.

We Handle a Wide Range of Work Injury Cases

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Golitko & Daly is uniquely qualified to handle your premises liability claim if you are a victim of improper fall protection. We have handled several workplace slips, trips, and falls cases involving severe injuries, including paralysis and even death. 

Slip and fall accidents injure or kill Indiana construction workers every year. OSHA studies show that every year there are approximately 100,000 injuries and 150 deaths at construction sites as a result of falls. Under OSHA and IOSHA regulations, it is the employer’s responsibility to make certain that fall protection systems are in place before actual construction work begins.

Defective Product Cases

Clients with workers' compensation claims may also have a lawsuit against an equipment manufacturer (unsafe or defective equipment) or a sub-contractor (or the general contractor) may be liable for a workplace injury. These are often referred to as product liability claims. We have experience dealing with faulty lift buckets, defective switches, and failures in guarding. 

Fall Prevention vs. Arrest

These OSHA mandated safety measures allow Indiana construction workers to concentrate on their job, rather than operating in an environment of fear and danger. Fall protection is generally divided into two categories.

Fall prevention is basically designed to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Many times, employers don’t follow these OSHA regulations, and the lack of fall protection can lead to devastating injury, paralysis, or death.

Fall arrest systems prevent Indiana construction workers from landing in a manner that would result in injury or death.  Unfortunately, employers many times take shortcuts or fail to follow OSHA and IOSHA regulations, leading to life-changing consequences.

 

Forklift Accidents

Often found on construction sites and in manufacturing plants and warehouses, forklifts are the cause of a wide range of serious accidents. Thousands of workers — both forklift operators and other construction workers — are injured each year by forklift accidents.

If forklifts were always constructed well, properly maintained, and safely used, accidents would be few and far between. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Common causes of accidents include: Poor maintenance, failure to train forklift operators, operating on uneven surfaces, operating too quickly, failure to properly equip the forklift for the construction work, and product defects such as defective overhead guards or backrest extensions.

The most common type of forklift accident is a rollover accident, often caused by driving off loading docks or driving on uneven pavement. Other common forklift accidents include falls from forklifts and workers being hit by moving forklifts.

Aerial Lift Buckets

Trucks with aerial lift buckets are indispensable to many industries, including the construction, telephone, and electrical industries. However, they are also dangerous pieces of equipment that can cause serious injury, many times resulting in wrongful death or paralysis.

Our lift bucket accident attorneys can act quickly to preserve evidence after your bucket truck accident. The sooner you talk to an attorney, the better. We have extensive experience with cases involving negligent truck maintenance, guard failure, faulty controls, and OSHA/IOSHA violations.

Many lift bucket accidents are caused by unsafe equipment. Rental companies will circulate bucket trucks that have not been properly inspected or weren't working in the first place. When these bucket trucks cause injuries, injured workers may be able to hold the rental companies responsible. Similarly, if a manufacturer put a faulty cherry picker on the market, it can and should be held accountable for any injuries the product defects caused.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today

Our Indianapolis law firm has helped many clients just like you receive compensation for job-related injuries. We can review the specifics of your injury and determine whether you have a case during your complimentary case review. To speak to an attorney, call:

(866) 650-8092

Handling All Four Corners  of a Work Injury Case

There are potentially four different legal proceedings involved in a work injury case, including:

We have a wide range of resources available to you. All aspects of your case can and will be handled right here at Golitko & Daly.

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We Go to Work When You Can't

John P. Daly Jr. and Matt Golitko, who specializes in workers' compensation in Indianapolis, discuss why they chose to work together. They handle all aspects of their clients' needs under one roof, providing the focus and attention each case deserves.

Pursuing All Avenues of Work Injury Compensation

On-the-job accidents are a major cause of spinal cord injury and other catastrophic effects. When an injury occurs at work, there are a variety of ways to collect compensation. For example, an electrician, mason, or ironworker who falls at a job site may have a third-party liability claim, also known as a personal injury case, against the contractor who assembled the scaffolding. In addition, that same ironworker may have a workers' compensation claim against an employer. If a worker is unable to return to work, he or she may also have a disability claim. We are prepared to help with the pursuit of all these cases within one law firm. Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis and Kokomo, Indiana, focuses on all of these areas to provide the best representation to the client. 
If you’ve been injured in a work accident, we urge you to concentrate on getting as well as you can and to focus on your recovery — and to leave the legal matters in our hands.

The Golitko & Daly Difference: What Sets Us Apart

  • One of our Indianapolis attorneys is also a nurse who handles all Social Security disability claims. She also reviews medical components of personal injury and workers' comp claims, as well as construction injury claims.
  • Our workers' compensation lawyer, Mr. Matthew Golitko, receives many referrals from other law firms that choose not to handle this aspect of law. Mr. Golitko is also the Chairman of the Indiana Trial Lawyer Association – Workers Compensation Section.
  • Mr. John Daly is certified in several areas by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • We prepare every case as if for trial, even though most cases settle out of court. Mr. Daly has had multiple verdicts – one as high as $10.2 million.
OSHA studies show that every year there are approximately 100,000 injuries and 150 deaths at construction sites as a result of falls.
A construction worker standing on a scaffolding
A slip and fall in a construction area can have especially devastating consequences.
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Forklift accidents can result in lifelong impairment. We can fight for the compensation you need in order to rebuild your life.
Worker in cherry picker near electrical lines
We can help victims of lift bucket accidents collect compensation for their injuries.

Sustained a Work Injury?
 
Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, we urge you to concentrate on getting as well as you can and to focus on your recovery — and to leave the legal matters in our hands. Contact our offices online to receive your free case evaluation. You can also call one of our convenient locations in Indianapolis or Kokomo, Indiana, to discuss your claim with a work injury lawyer at Golitko & Daly

Golitko & Daly, P.C.

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Our Indianapolis and Kokomo attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers. In addition to our aggressive representation, we pride ourselves on our: 

  • Proven results 
  • Free consultations for clients 
  • Contingency-based services 
  • Affiliations with the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and more 

To speak with one of our attorneys about your case, call us at (800) 520-1644 or request a consultation online

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