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Construction Site Accident Q&A

Construction Site Accidents

Helping clients receive compensation for construction site accidents is a major area of concentration at Starr Austen & Miller.

Why are construction sites so dangerous?

Construction sites pose many serious risks to those working at and around the area. Although construction companies and contractors are trained to maintain a safe environment, there are thousands of construction workers injured or killed on the job each year. According to the National Institute…

What if failing equipment caused my injury?

Construction workers must rely on manufacturers and equipment providers on sites. Poorly designed or maintained scaffolding, ladders and safety equipment fails everyday causing lifelong consequences. Indiana only allows workers to sue manufacturers or sellers of equipment for 10 years after their product is put into…

What is “Fall Protection” and why is it so important?

The leading cause of worker fatalities in construction work is from falls. In addition to the over 100 deaths per year caused by falls thousands more construction workers are injured each year by them, according to OSHA statistics. Therefore, the issues of fall protection and…

What damages can a victim receive in a construction accident case?

The most common damages that victims of  construction site accidents seek compensation for in Indiana are lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of the enjoyment of life. The spouse of a victim may also have his/her own claim for the loss of…

What about worker’s compensation, social security/disability and unemployment?

With the nature of construction accidents, there is often an overlap between a negligent construction lawsuit and worker’s compensation, social security/disability and unemployment.  It is vital that any construction accident attorney be aware of the evidence and findings in these companion actions because they will…

Who will prove what went wrong?

Our team of construction accident lawyers may also retain a professional with expertise in the various facets of construction accidents and OSHA compliance as an expert witness. An expert witness can help prove the liability of a general contractor, subcontractor, architect, or equipment manufacturer.

When should I talk to a lawyer about a construction accident?

If you or a family member has been injured at a construction site, it is important to get in touch with an experienced construction site accident lawyer right away. You may have as little as six months to take action to protect your suit and…

What can Starr Austen & Miller do to investigate my accident?

After your initial consultation meeting at our office with one of our construction accident lawyers, our team of attorneys will begin to investigate your accident. Our experienced team will carry out a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene and perform an in-depth examination of the…

How do I get started?

The construction accident attorney team of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP will review your case in a free consultation session and advise you on how to proceed.  Time is of the essence to collect and maintain evidence of the accident and put all negligent parties…

Why shouldn’t I face the construction company or their insurer alone?

Construction companies, their insurers, and their lawyers will sometimes attempt to offer a quick settlement outside of court to victims who have not yet found legal representation. They do so in order to avoid an official admission of blame and the possibility of being forced…
How can we help you investigating a construction site accident?

by James Austen, Partner

What is fall protection?

by James Austen, Partner

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