A lot of hard work goes into keeping our cities some of greatest in the country. Men and women are constantly repairing our roads and structures or building new ones to accommodate Indiana’s ever-growing population. While these people are diligently working, however, serious danger can be waiting around every corner. Just last week in fact, workers in two separate Indiana cities found themselves injured on the job.
On Thursday, construction workers were busy building a new restaurant in Terre Haute. The structure, however, was not properly supported and soon collapsed. The building’s collapse knocked over a bucket lift with a man inside. Not only did the falling lift trap that worker underneath, it trapped another man who was working on a wooden roof truss. Both men suffered injuries and had to be rushed to local hospitals.
Another worker found themselves in the hospital after an accident in Indianapolis on Friday. Apparently the young construction worker was replacing pipes in a plumbing chase near the Statehouse when he was struck on the head by a falling hammer. The impact left him barely conscious, but Indianapolis firefighters quickly came to his rescue. They secured the injured worker with ropes and lowered him to the street from the second story. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for a large cut on his face, broken teeth, and a potential head injury.
Do You Need an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer?
Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, a workplace injury can turn your life upside down. There are inherent dangers that come along with working in certain fields, but employers can and should be held responsible for unsafe working conditions.
That’s why the accident attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office want you to contact them after you’ve been hurt on the job. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, and we want to fight to help you get what you deserve.
We’re ready to get started on your Indianapolis injury claim with a FREE case review. All you have to do is contact the Ken Nunn Law Office right away!
Source. IndyStar.com, ‘http://www.indystar.com/viewart/20130802/NEWS/308020024/2-workers-trapped-by-building-collapse-Terre-Haute,’ August 02, 2013.
Source. IndyStar.com, ‘http://www.indystar.com/article/20130802/NEWS/308020053/Injured-construction-worker-near-Statehouse-taken-hospital,’ Kasia Hall, August 03, 2013.