Construction Accidents

Skilled assistance for when workplace construction accidents occur

Construction sites are areas prone to accidents due to the equipment used, the temporary environment where structures are quickly assembled and disassembled, and the very nature of the job at hand. Workers may receive scrapes or bruises while moving materials or they may be hit by falling debris and suffer a traumatic brain injury. Construction site injuries often occur because of:

  • Falls from dangerous heights
  • Falling objects
  • Heavy equipment malfunctions
  • Swinging cranes
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Defective ladders
  • Malfunctioning forklifts or elevators
  • Poorly constructed scaffolding
  • Unsafe electrical fixtures and outlets
  • Trench collapses
  • Lift bucket accidents

State law says that workers injured on job sites must file a workers compensation claim for medical bills, lost wages and any other damages available by law in lieu of suing employers. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the statutes enforced by the Indiana Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Labor, and can assist you with the process of notifying your employer of your injury and filing all necessary paperwork in a timely fashion.

Pursing financial compensation from third parties

Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. investigates to see if non-employers were at fault in accidents and, if so, helps workers pursue cases against these third parties for compensation. Doing so gives you the opportunity to seek damages for intangible losses, such as loss of quality of life and pain and suffering. Our lawyers examine elements such as whether:

  • Property owners were negligent
  • Other workers failed to do their duties
  • Other construction companies were doing work at the same location
  • Equipment manufacturers supplied defective products
  • Drugs or alcohol played a role

We help you preserve evidence and can answer any questions you may have about your options under Indiana or Illinois laws. Reach out to our Merrillville office for a complimentary consultation with a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer from our firm.

Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988

Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.

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