Constructions sites are inherently dangerous places to work, in part because of the machinery used and the work conditions. Each year, thousands of people are hurt at a construction site in the United States. Some accident victims are workers while other accident victims are visitors to the construction site. Precautions and safety measures should be in place to protect workers, visitors, pedestrians, and others from being hurt on a construction site.
Regardless of whether you are a worker or a visitor, if you are hurt at a construction site, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the party or parties who are liable for the construction site. After taking care of your medical needs, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Indiana construction site accident attorney to discuss your options and legal rights.
Causes of Construction Site Accidents
A construction site accident can occur on residential property, commercial property, or at an industrial construction site. Injuries on a construction site can be very serious and may result in permanent disability, amputations, paralysis, scarring, broken bones, and wrongful death. A construction site is a busy place with a lot of things going on at the same time. Workers and machinery are moving in all directions creating situations that can result in an accident.
Reasons why you might be hurt at a construction site include:
- Inadequate safety warnings
- Improper inspection procedures
- Failure to follow safety procedures
- Poor safety precautions
- Inexperienced or inadequately trained workers
- Negligent acts or mistakes made by contractors
- Falls and electrocution
- Defective products or defective equipment
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Being struck by an object
Proving Fault When You Are Hurt at A Construction Site
A difficult challenge in these types of personal injury cases is determining who is responsible for the factors that led to the accident. Determining fault is essential if you expect to receive compensation for your injuries if you are hurt on a construction site. Many things are beyond your control at a construction site; however, this does not mean that the owner, contractors, and others do not have a duty to take steps to protect workers and others from harm.
The first step in determining liability is to look at whether you are a worker or a visitor on the construction site. If you are an injured worker, your claim will fall under Indiana’s workers’ compensation laws. Therefore, the type and amount of compensation you can receive for your construction site injury may be limited. However, you may also have a third-party claim if the negligence of a subcontractor or other party caused your injury. Our attorneys investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine every legal action you may have against parties responsible for your injury.
If you are a visitor when you are hurt at a construction site, your claim falls under Indiana’s personal injury laws. As with other personal injury accident, your claim is contingent upon proving another party did something that resulted in the accident that caused your injury. By proving another party caused your accident, you can hold that party liable for your injuries, damages, and losses.
As soon as possible after being hurt on a construction site, consult with an Indiana construction site accident attorney who has the experience and resources to perform a thorough accident investigation on your behalf. Our team of legal professionals works quickly to recover and preserve relevant evidence that will support your claim for full compensation.
Call an Indiana Construction Site Accident Attorney for More Information
There is no excuse for placing workers and others at risk on a construction site. At The Ken Nunn Law Office, we take construction site accidents very seriously. We strongly believe that victims are entitled to recover full compensation for their injuries from the party or parties responsible for the things that led to the accident.
Call our office at 1-800-CALL-KEN or 1-800-225-5536 to schedule a free legal consultation with an experienced Indiana construction site accident attorney. You may also use the Live Chat feature on our website to request additional information 24/7.