Construction Accidents Lawyers & Attorneys
Every year thousands of laborers are killed or seriously injured while working at construction sites. This occurs even though many state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards, require owners, general contractors, and sub-contractors to implement a wide variety of safety measures.
In Indiana, it is your employers’ responsibility to ensure you have a safe place to work. Safety issues affect all facets of the construction workplace, from scaffolding safety, ladder safety, prevention of falling objects, protection of construction workers on lifts, ladders, and scaffolding to properly maintained heavy equipment and qualified operators of heavy equipment. In many situations, construction site accidents are caused by poorly maintained equipment and defective equipment that causes injuries.
Unfortunately, workers' compensation benefits alone may not be enough compensation. In order to receive fair and adequate compensation for their injuries, workers must file “third party” lawsuits against parties other than their employer. Owners of property, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, even equipment manufacturing companies and equipment distributors may be held responsible when a construction site accident occurs.
The Sweeney Law firm has the expertise and resources necessary to uncover and develop evidence regarding the cause of construction site accidents. Once we have completed our investigation, we assess the legal and contractual responsibility of owners, contractors, and subcontractors and identify the parties who are at fault for causing the accident. We consult with construction experts and safety experts who are thoroughly familiar with the intricate aspects of the particular construction trade(s) involved in the accident.
The Sweeney Law Firm handles the following types of construction site accidents:
- Electrical accidents
- Struck by equipment
- Trench collapse
- Elevator accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Machinery lockout
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
The First Step in Pursing a Construction Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction accident, call the Sweeney Law Firm now at (866) 793-6339 or submit the case form below. The initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds. There is no reason to hesitate. Contact us today for a free initial evaluation of your case.