Construction sites include a multitude of moving parts and heavy machinery. These are just a few of the reasons why these sites can be so dangerous and it is important for all of the regulations and guidelines to be followed in order to promote safety. Even if all of these regulations are in place and followed it does not ensure that everyone on the site will be free from injury.
By their very nature, these construction accidents can lead to devastating injuries or even death. Construction sites are always changing and it is important to get all the facts relatively quickly in order to preserve evidence of your claim. Making sure the proper documentation exists to depict the accident site is imperative.
Common construction accidents which occur on-site include:
- Fallen debris such as rocks or other building materials
- Falls from ladders or scaffolding
- Electric shock
- Injuries involving machinery/vehicles (i.e. trucks, lift buckets, forklifts)
- Fires and explosions
- Other slip and falls
Construction accidents can be complex and it is possible that your injury could fall within the scope of Indiana’s Worker’s Compensation Act. Even if the case does fall under Indiana’s Worker’s Compensation Act, a third party could still be found to be responsible. Every case is different and the facts of each case will determine how the case must be handled. It is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney to discuss the facts surrounding your individual case.
The attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm, PC are well equipped to handle any Personal Injury claim or Worker’s Compensation claim that may be involved in your case. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a Construction Accident, call a personal injury lawyer at Vanderpool Law Firm, to set up a free consultation. Let us help make this difficult time a little easier.