Are you a construction worker who has been hurt on the job in Indiana? If so, the workers’ compensation lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider are here to help. We have decades of experience helping injured workers across this state, and our satisfied clients will tell you that we are the right choice to help you with your claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you should be able to count on your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance policy to help cover your medical bills and pay you a percentage of your wages while you are unable to work. Hankey Marks & Crider is here to help ensure that you get the fair amount of compensation you need for your injuries, and if your employer or their insurance company denies your claim, we will stand up for you.
Hankey Marks & Crider is dedicated to helping construction workers and their families secure a stable financial future by helping them secure the workers’ compensation coverage they are owed. We realize that pursuing a workers’ comp claim while you are trying to recover and spend time with your family can be difficult and time-consuming. That is why we will handle the discussions with the insurance company and will let you focus on what matters most in your life; your recovery and your family.
Whether constructing high rises, repairing roadways, or building neighborhoods, we at Hankey Marks & Crider believe that the safety of construction workers should be protected. For this reason, our team of Indianapolis construction accident attorneys assists injured construction workers receive the compensation they deserve. You do not have to bear the responsibility for your injury alone, and we can help you fight for what is right. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation by calling (317) 634-8565 or by accessing the live chat on our website.
Why You Need Legal Representation
Indiana has replaced their fault-based system with one that resembles a no-fault approach. That means that when you get injured on the job, your employer is protected from civil suits, including claims for pain and suffering. Your employer’s insurance company will work hard to diminish your claim and deny you the coverage that you deserve. With nearly infinite resources compared to the individual worker, these greedy companies often have professionals helping them work toward escaping justice. The only way to challenge their assertions is to hire a law firm that has the knowledge and experience to take on complicated construction accident claims. In Indianapolis, there is such a firm, and it is the one that families all across Indiana have trusted to represent their best interests: Hankey Marks & Crider.
Why You Should Choose Hankey Marks & Crider
When it comes to protecting your financial future, you want to work with a law firm that genuinely cares about fighting aggressively on your behalf. The attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider have over 100 years of combined legal experience, and we pride ourselves on providing the best legal representation possible to every single one of our clients. We believe that the work you do in the construction zone in invaluable to our society, and we want to help you obtain the financial compensation that you deserve. With Hankey Marks & Crider on your side, you won’t have to argue with insurance adjusters all day because we have the knowledge and experience you need to hold the third-party accountable for the actions that caused your injuries. Contact Hankey Marks & Crider today to schedule a free consultation by calling (317) 634-8565 or live-chatting with us through our website.
The Dangers of Construction Work
The very nature of construction work is dangerous. Every year, Hankey Marks & Crider represents cases where an employer neglected to meet safety standards that were put in place to protect workers from unnecessary injuries. A physically rigorous job involving constant exposure to the elements, powerful machinery, extreme heights, and heavy loads is, inevitably, one that carries a high risk of injuries. The following is only a few of the many types of injuries that can occur on the construction site:
Because the potential consequences of an accident at a construction site are so severe, both construction workers and their employers must operate under the strictest safety standards. Unfortunately, as the Indianapolis construction injury attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider know, this is not always the case. Serious injuries—or even death—often result from the following factors:
When accidents happen on the job, you and your family are the ones who are left to deal with the aftermath. The construction accident lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider believe that you should not have to face the consequences alone, and we can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim. Call us at (317) 634-8565 today so we can review the details of your injury and develop a strategy to protect your future.
Frequently Asked Questions
The law prevents employees from filing lawsuits against their employers, but it does not protect employers who act intentionally or in willful disregard to hurt their employees. It can be confusing to recognize the liable party without years of experience, and that is why it is important that you hire a qualified law firm to represent your claim. If you have any questions that have been left unanswered, contact Hankey Marks & Crider at (317) 634-8565 so we can clarify your concerns.
Do I have a claim, and should I pursue worker’s compensation?
If you were injured on the job, you should always apply for worker’s compensation. It is impossible to predict (with accuracy) whether or not you are eligible to pursue a third-party claim until more information is available. An experienced lawyer will be able to review the details surrounding your accident and guide you toward the best course of action. Although there are no guarantees, there are several types of scenarios that allow construction workers to seek additional damages outside of worker’s compensation. They typically include accidents that were preventable and include an element of neglect.
Here are a few examples:
- If you were operating a work vehicle during working hours and another driver crashed into you and caused you to suffer injuries, you may qualify for worker’s compensation and may be able to file a suit against the other driver.
- If your employer is a sub-contractor, and the general contractor was irresponsible in providing safety to the workers on site, you may be able to seek damages from the general contractor in the case of an accident for failing to provide the necessary safety standards.
- If you were handling dangerous equipment when it malfunctioned, you may be able to seek compensation from the company that owns or designed the machinery.
There are many more examples of unfortunate events that may qualify you to seek additional compensation through a third-party claim. You won’t be certain until you speak with an attorney about your possible claim.
What if I am partially at fault for my injury?
Partial liability should not and will not prevent you from holding a third-party responsible for their negligence. The court will determine the extent to which you are liable, and they will deduct that from the compensation you are awarded. For instance, if the court awards you $200,000 and decides you are 20% at fault, then the third-party will be responsible for paying you 80% of $200,000, or $160,000 in total. The defendant will bear the burden of proving your contribution to the accident, and they may not be successful. Even if you feel as though the majority of the fault lies with you, it is still a wise decision to consult with a lawyer who can evaluate the details of your case.
Construction Accident Facts
According to the Indiana Department of Labor’s latest publication concerning the state’s occupational safety and health information, construction workers suffered over 1,000 injuries in 2014 (the most recent year that data was available). The injuries they suffered caused them to spend an average of 37 days away from work, sometimes without pay. The report also found that injured construction workers were forced to miss the most days of work out of any industry in Indiana. The sad reality is that this line of work is extremely dangerous. If you’ve been severely injured in a construction accident, filing a claim against a third-party may be your only means for obtaining financial stability.
Hankey Marks & Crider is the firm that people in Indiana turn to for support when things are at their toughest. We understand how difficult it must be for you and your family, and we are ready to aggressively pursue the financial compensation that is rightfully owed to you. Our team of dedicated attorneys has what it takes to investigate every detail surrounding your accident, and we will use over 100 years of combined legal experience to fight on your behalf. You do not have to face the repercussions of your accident alone. Call Hankey Marks & Crider today at (317) 634-8565 or chat with us live through our website.
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