Indianapolis Construction Job Site Accident Lawyers
Construction job site accidents often involve very serious injury. Spinal cord and brain injuries, blindness, amputation, and wrongful death can occur when safety procedures are not put into place and followed by everyone on a job site. Carpenters, heavy equipment operators, electricians, and other construction workers are responsible to not only perform their job well but to also be alert for dangers that could be present.
Our personal injury attorneys have helped clients who have been seriously injured on construction job sites receive compensation for their injuries. We are experienced trial lawyers who work hard to negotiate the maximum settlement for your claim and have the skill to take your fight to court if necessary.
Falls—ladders, scaffolding, rooftops, beams
Falls are the number one cause of worker deaths on construction sites. Scaffolding that is used to support workers on elevated job sites can also pose a great risk for injury. The most common reasons for falls are scaffolding planks and supports that give way along with employees slipping from the scaffold. Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) created a set of safety measures to reduce fall-related injuries of construction workers. Guardrail systems and safety harnesses can help protect laborers who work on elevated job sites.
Serious personal injury and death can occur when workers fall from scaffolding, ladders, and other elevated job sites. The severity of the injury will vary based on the height from which the fall happened, the landing surface, and the angle of the body upon impact. If you or someone you care about has suffered a serious injury such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, or internal injuries from falling on a construction job site– contact us to learn of your legal rights and options.
Trenches are long, narrow ditches which are often used to house utilities such as gas mains, water mains, and telephone lines. They are also used to set walls in the construction of buildings. The depth of a trench is often significantly more than its width, which can present a serious safety hazard if not properly constructed and supported.
OSHA has established a set of standards to keep trench construction workers safe on the job site and gathers data regarding accidents. A study was conducted for trenching accidents and found that over half of all trench collapses resulted in death. These deaths were largely due to the lack of support walls or structures in the trench. When dirt becomes loosened, a worker can quickly become buried and suffocate. The use of trench boxes can help brace the walls and keep excavators safe from cave-ins.
Safety on the job site is everyone’s concern. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a trench collapse, contact our personal injury attorneys to learn of your legal rights and options.
Crane & boom accidents
Heavy construction and building erection often require machinery such as cranes to lift and place materials on a job site. A number of factors can increase the risk for a serious crane accident injury. Loads can fall, operators may lack sufficient training, and high winds can create a dangerous situation for workers on the ground and surrounding structures. Poor assembly of the crane and boom can also increase the risk for serious injury as the equipment could collapse putting many workers in harm’s path.
Serious injuries such as electrocution, internal injuries, broken bones, and brain injuries have been cited by OSHA while studying crane accidents on construction sites. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured by a crane or boom on a construction site, contact us. Our personal injury attorneys have helped numerous clients with construction site accident claims.
Cohen & Malad, LLP has built a reputation as a firm that stands up for our clients’ rights in tough negotiations as well as state and federal court. Our associate, Jeff Hammond, is an OSHA authorized construction safety trainer who can conduct the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety courses. These courses help educate construction workers on how to recognize and mitigate hazards on the job site to help keep everyone safe.
If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a construction accident regardless of if it involves a fall, trench collapse, crane accident, electrocution, or forklift accident, contact us. Our personal injury attorneys can evaluate your claim and advise you of your legal rights and options. The initial consultation is free and we will not collect any legal fees until your claim is paid. We can represent you and fight to get maximum compensation for your injuries. Let us give Power to Your Voice.