Crown Point Construction Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Injured Construction Workers in Crown Point, IN
Working in the construction industry comes with certain unavoidable risks. Even if you closely adhere to all safety rules and wear protective gear, the likelihood of an accident is generally higher than in other industries. If you do suffer an injury while on the job, you should explore all your options for recovering the compensation you are likely entitled to under the law.
At Alvarez Law Offices, we are committed to advocating for injured construction workers and want to put our over 200 years of combined legal experience to work for you. Our Crown Point construction accident lawyers can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim and fight to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. We understand how to effectively approach these cases and will always do everything possible to deliver maximum compensation. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients, you can trust we have what it takes to secure an optimal outcome.
Why You Need a Lawyer to Help with Workers’ Compensation Benefits
On the surface, getting workers’ compensation benefits seems like it should be an easy process. If you are covered by your employer’s insurance policy, you submit your claim and then start receiving the applicable benefits after your case is reviewed.
In reality, getting these benefits is not so simple. The insurance companies are looking out for themselves, not you, which is why you need a trusted legal professional to provide guidance and advocacy.
Filing for workers' compensation involves several intricate legal procedures, strict timelines, and detailed paperwork. Any minor errors or omissions in the filing process can result in delayed compensation, reduced benefits, or even outright denial of your claim. We can help you avoid such pitfalls by ensuring that all paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted within the requisite time frame. Our team will also help gather the necessary evidence to substantiate your injuries and establish your eligibility for benefits.
Insurance companies often attempt to minimize the compensation payouts, arguing that the injuries are not as serious as claimed or that they are not work-related. We can effectively counter these tactics and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring you receive a fair settlement.
Beyond assisting with initial claims, we can also help you navigate disputes or fight for you if your claim is denied. Our team at Alvarez Law Offices can represent you in hearings and appeals before the Workers' Compensation Board, present your case, and challenge any unfavorable decisions. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation possible, no matter the circumstances.
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The office staff was always polite answering the phones. The paralegals are always there to answer my questions through email or by phone calls it may have taken time to get back to me but just had to be patient. The legal secretary called to go over and make sure I understood what and how it was going to be finalized. Attorney Steve Alvarez not settling and making sure he went the extra mile for me.- Brandy F.
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How Workers’ Compensation for Indiana Construction Injuries Works
Most construction workers in Indiana will be covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy in the event of an injury-causing accident. Do not assume your employer is being truthful if they claim you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits! Some employers are untruthful about eligibility or attempt to misclassify employees to avoid paying what you are entitled to. We can help determine whether you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Unlike in a personal injury case, fault does not typically matter when seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Put another way, it does not matter who was responsible for causing your injuries. If you were injured while at work, you are likely eligible for benefits. The exception is if you sustained injuries because you were trying to harm yourself, attempting to harm someone else, intoxicated at the time of the accident, or generally goofing off or engaging in horseplay.
You must report your work-related injuries to your employer within 30 days of sustaining or discovering them. This report should be made in writing, and you should aim to inform your employer as quickly as possible. You may be denied benefits if you do not report your injuries before this deadline.
Worker’s compensation benefits include monetary coverage for medical care as well as a portion of your lost income while you are unable to work. Note that while workers’ compensation benefits do not include non-economic damages like pain and suffering, you do not have to prove fault or negligence to obtain them.
Types of Construction Accidents
Working in construction typically means working around heavy machinery, hazardous materials, and potentially chaotic, ever-changing environments. Accidents can be caused by negligence, recklessness, equipment failure, or even simple human error.
Some of the most common categories of construction accidents include:
- Falls. Falls from significant heights are often due to inadequate safety measures, lack of training, or failure to use protective equipment. Workers may fall from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or through unprotected floor openings.
- Struck-by accidents. These occur when a worker is hit by an object, equipment, or vehicle. The impact could result from falling, swinging, or misplaced objects or machinery, such as a crane. These collisions often lead to severe injuries or even fatalities.
- Electrocutions. Construction sites are rife with electrical hazards, from power lines to faulty wiring. Electrocutions can cause severe burns, heart problems, and even death.
- Caught-in-between accidents. These incidents happen when a worker is caught, crushed, squeezed, compressed, or pinned between two or more objects or parts of an object. This could involve heavy machinery, collapsing structures, or trenches.
No matter the nature, severity, or cause of your injury, you likely have the right to compensation after a construction accident. Our Crown Point construction accident attorneys are happy to discuss your case and walk you through your legal options.
Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence in Indiana?
If you were injured in a construction accident that was clearly caused by the negligence of your co-worker or your employer, you may be understandably asking if you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them. Unfortunately, Indiana’s workers’ compensation laws limit your right to take legal action against your employer and co-workers in these instances, even if there is significant evidence of negligent conduct. You may only be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, though remember, you will not have to overcome the burden of proving negligence.
If your injuries were caused by a third party – anyone other than your employer or a co-worker – you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that third party. Third-party liability can prove crucial to recovering sufficient compensation, as a personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek non-economic damages that are not obtainable through workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, you can often pursue a third-party personal injury lawsuit as well as a workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party liability can be confusing, but we can help. Our Crown Point construction accident lawyers are prepared to pursue all avenues of recovering compensation and will leave no stone unturned in our fight to get you what you deserve. We can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your construction accident and identify any third-party liability that could open the door to a personal injury lawsuit.