Indianapolis Lifting Injury Attorneys
Accidents and injuries due to heavy and/or repetitive lifting are unfortunately common in the United States. Studies have found that 80% of individuals between the ages of 30 and 50 will suffer from some type of back injury, and one of the leading causes of back injuries is improper heavy lifting.
Construction workers who repeatedly lift items as part of their job are at an increased risk of experiencing a damaging lifting injury. It is the responsibility of employers to provide sufficient training, safety equipment, and safe work conditions for their employees in order to prevent lifting injuries form occurring.
The Indianapolis lifting injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are here to provide you with the representation you need for your lifting injury lawsuit.
Employers must take every foreseeable precaution to prevent lifting injuries from affecting their workers. This frequently includes
- Providing lifting belts / harnesses
- Training employees in proper lifting procedures
- Allowing employees time to rest between periods of heavy lifting
- Setting safe and reasonable quotas for the number of items that must be moved / lifted by employees
When employers ignore these safety practices, accidents and injuries are likely to occur. The Indianapolis lifting injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are here to help with cases that involve:
Lifting injuries can be extremely painful and can cause long-term or permanent damage. If a lifting injury has occurred because of unsafe work conditions or practices, the employers responsible for creating this dangerous situation absolutely must be held accountable for their careless and negligent actions.
Contact the Indianapolis lifting injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565 to get the compensation you deserve if you have suffered a lifting injury while on the job.