Merrillville Construction Accident Attorneys Serving Northwest Indiana
Construction Site Injury Claims & Compensation
Construction sites are potentially hazardous due to the equipment used, the temporary environment where structures are quickly assembled and disassembled, and the very physical nature of the job at hand. Workers may suffer minor 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 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 Northwest Indiana construction accident attorneys can assist you with the process of notifying your employer of your injury and filing all necessary paperwork in a timely fashion.
Get help with your claim by calling (219) 212-2462. Our Merrillville construction accident lawyers are ready to help. Your initial consultation is free!
Third Party Liability for Indiana Construction Accidents
Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. investigates to see if non-employers were at fault in construction 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. Reach out to our law office for a complimentary consultation with a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer from our Merrillville firm.
How Can Construction Sites Help Prevent Accidents?
Since each construction site is responsible for the safety of their workers, there should be certain preventative measures put in place to help avoid accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the following preventative measures should be present on every construction site:
- Strong scaffolding that is equipped with guardrails and is well-secured and tightly planked
- Fall protection equipment including covers for floor holes, safe platforms or lifts, safety nets and personal fall arrest systems including body harnesses
- Sturdy ladders that are well-maintained, the right height, and can bear the proper load
- Clear stairways with proper treads to prevent slippage
- Proper trenching techniques to protect workers both in the trench and around it
- Proper training and safety precautions when using heavy machinery including cranes and forklifts
In addition to the above safety precautions, each work site should be providing workers with proper head gear, eye protection and hearing protection. There should also be warning signs for any potential hazards around the worksite. If you ever find yourself on a worksite that does not provide the above safety precautions, take extreme caution and reach out to the manager of the site to ensure safety measures are put in place.
Call (219) 212-2462 today to speak with a construction accident attorney in Merrillville. Proudly serving all of Northwest Indiana!
From the beginning of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.'s existence, our dedicated attorneys have cultivated a reputation for client-centered advocacy in matters involving serious injuries. Drivers who have been harmed in truck, car, or motorcycle accidents; patients harmed due to the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or hospital’s carelessness; consumers hurt due to faulty products; and others who have been injured due to no fault of their own, have found a trusted team at our firm. We are devoted holding negligent parties accountable and standing up for patient safety, in order to promote a safer environment within the community as a whole. Our attorneys will take a team approach to help satisfy our clients’ unique needs in seeking the full and fair compensation they deserve.
This commitment has afforded us numerous accolades and award and we are truly proud of our long history of helping those who need it most. Learn more about how we may be able to help you by contacting our firm today.
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