Construction Accidents Lawyers
The construction industry is known for its dangerous nature and high-risk environments. Our construction accidents lawyers have helped many people injured on construction jobs, due to causes including forklift injuries, falls, falling items, machinery malfunction, motor vehicle crashes and others. Construction employers and supervisors have a responsibility to their teams to keep them safe and ensure that work environments have all necessary protective gear and precautions in place.
If you were injured due to your employer failing to provide this safe working environment, our construction accidents lawyers will work to determine an appropriate plan for your case. Some injured construction worker cases may warrant a workers’ compensation claim, or filing a third-party claim.
Indiana’s Construction Accident Attorneys, Serving Indianapolis And More
No matter your Indiana construction accident situation, it is imperative that you reach out to a lawyer you trust as soon as possible. The experience and insight a construction accident attorney provides can make a huge difference in your ability to recover compensation for your losses.
Our construction accident attorneys are meticulous and compassionate, and we serve the Indianapolis area as well as many other cities around Indiana.
Team Green is a different kind of law firm. We’re not going to make you promises we can’t deliver on. This is our promise to you: we will guide you through the legal process, working with you through straight talk and personal attention, and we’ll work for you with smart, aggressive representation to get the settlement or judgment you deserve. Other lawyers show their case results on their websites, but not only does that imply results they can’t guarantee — it’s against the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 7.1  (2)). But you should know that the results of one successful case does not tell us what will happen with you. We will work with you to set realistic expectations of the timeline and money that could be recovered for your unique case.
Frequently Asked Questions For Our Construction Accidents Lawyers
You may be entitled to file a construction accident injury claim under certain circumstances, including scenarios where your employer failed to follow appropriate safety measures, or a piece of construction equipment malfunctioned and caused injury for you or death for a loved one. Any employees working on construction jobs should be enrolled in workers’ compensation insurance, and these policies cover financial risk when an employee pursues a claim against the employer. However, construction employees may also be eligible to file a lawsuit against a third party — for example, a subcontractor, architect or engineer — if they experienced an injury.
What if my employer says they do not carry workers’ compensation insurance, but I was injured while working?
Indiana law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer claims they do not carry it, you may need to reach out directly to the Indiana workers’ compensation board. If your employer does not have appropriate insurance in place and you had an injury on the job, you may be eligible for a separate legal claim.
The current laws in Indiana do not allow for collection of workers’ compensation benefits for pain and suffering. This means that injured workers or their loved ones would need to initiate the legal action against their employer or responsible party. However, collecting workers’ compensation also means that you give up the right to sue your employer. Consult with our construction accidents lawyers to determine the best plan for your case.
All employers are prohibited against retaliation of employees, including retaliative actions like firing, demoting or refusing to promote employees who have filed workers’ compensation claims.