Indiana Workplace Injury Attorneys
Workplace injuries due to construction accidents can cause millions of dollars of medical expenses and lost wages, to say nothing of the pain and suffering of the injured worker and his or her family. Sometimes these accidents are the result of negligence of outside contractors, faulty tools and protective gear, or other individuals. The Indiana personal injury lawyers at our firm can assist you or a loved one if you have been injured in a construction accident. Please call us for a free, no hassle consultation.
When Should I Hire A Workplace Injury Attorney?
If you have been injured in a workplace accident you may feel uncertain if your circumstances could benefit from the assistance of legal experts. Enlisting the knowledge and experience of a workplace injury attorney can help ensure that your claim is handled quickly and properly. Victims of workplace injuries may benefit from consulting an attorney in many instances including:
- Your claim has been denied
- Your ability to work has been affected
- You experience difficulties in getting the treatment you need
Construction workers face dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Although there are regulations, statutes, ordinances and industry standards that mandate employers must provide a reasonably safe working environment, construction workers still suffer serious injuries at an alarming rate.
Faulty Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Faulty equipment and machinery is also responsible for numerous serious injuries to workers every year. Equipment which is improperly designed, improperly maintained, or sold to consumers with inadequate warnings can lead to serious injury or even death.
When a worker is injured by a machine or piece of equipment that is defective, failed to work properly, or is inherently dangerous, the manufacturer of the machine or equipment can be held responsible for the injury if it knew of the danger and/or didn't properly warn the business or employees of the danger. In such a situation, the manufacturer would have to compensate the worker for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. George & Farinas, LLP has the legal experience to help you with these claims, and access to the experts you will need to help prove your case.
Persons negligently or recklessly operating dangerous equipment can also be responsible for serious or catastrophic injury to others. Holding a negligent party responsible for wrongdoing is about more than compensation. Negligence threatens workers and others in the community every day.
By upholding safety standards and forcing negligent parties to take responsibility for their actions, you help enforce safety guidelines and protect others from suffering the same harm you did. If you have been injured by someone operating equipment in an unsafe manner, please call our office to discuss your rights.
In addition to pursuing claims against those directly responsible for your injuries, you may also have the right to receive worker's compensation benefits.
Contact our firm to determine if you might be entitled to pursue claims against the responsible party and/or your employer.