Construction Accident Lawyers in Fort Wayne and South Bend
Our law firm helps injured workers recover
When you've been hurt on a construction site, you need someone who can build a strong case for you. Construction work is dangerous, and job sites are often messy and disorganized places. The construction accident attorneys at Boughter Sinak, LLC stand up for the rights of injured workers.
Our attorneys handle a broad range of construction accident cases, including:
Crane accidents – Injuries involving cranes happen for many reasons, from workers falling from a tower crane to bystanders or workers being struck by an object falling from a crane. Poor communication on a job site can lead to a crane coming into contact with electrical wires, resulting in an electrocution accident.
Scaffolding accidents – Construction workers often sustain serious injuries or fatalities falling from scaffolding. Other times, workers at ground level are injured due to objects falling from scaffolding or the scaffolding collapsing due to failures at attachment point.
Road work zone accidents – Injuries sustained at road work sites often occur due to distracted drivers or mistakes made by motorists on the road. Highway work zone accidents can be especially serious due to speeding drivers hitting construction workers, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.
Nail gun accidents – Thousands of people sustain injuries every year due to nail gun accidents, making them some of the most common construction accident injuries. Puncture wounds to the hands and fingers are common. A second, unintended firing of the nail gun often causes many injuries. Double fire nail gun accidents can be especially common among new or inexperienced workers.
Construction vehicle accidents – Construction work often requires employees to drive to a job site or operate construction vehicles such as backhoes and forklifts. Sometimes, injuries occur due to accidents caused by operator error or mechanical problems. Both workers and bystanders who are hit by construction vehicles can be severely harmed.
Trench collapses – Construction projects often involve digging trenches to construct a building foundation or install underground pipes or other utilities. Trench collapse accidents often occur due to cave-ins caused by the trench walls not being able to support the pressure of the surrounding soil. When the battering or benching in the trench collapses, serious injuries can occur. Lack of trench shields or manhole cages to protect the workers from collapsing walls can also be a factor in such accidents.
Heat exhaustion/heatstroke – Construction sites can be very hot workplaces, whether it’s working on the roof of a building in summer or in extreme heat inside a building. Either way, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can result in heat exhaustion, heatstroke and other heat-related injuries. If not treated immediately, heatstroke and other heat exhaustion injuries can have serious, life-threatening consequences, including organ failure.
Falling objects – Construction materials (roof shingles, bricks, etc.) and equipment (hammers, nail guns, etc.) can cause serious injuries if such items fall from a height and strike a worker or bystander below. Head injuries and broken bones are common, as well as lacerations and puncture wounds.
These injuries can have a devastating impact on workers. You may not be able to return to work for weeks or months, or you may be permanently unable to work construction as a result of your accident. We can help you get the benefits you need to put your life back together. That's why you need to contact us right away.
Workers' compensation and third-party claims for construction workers
Construction workers, like people employed in any other industry, are entitled to workers' compensation benefits when they are hurt on the job. Under Indiana law, workers' compensation will pay for your medical expenses, two-thirds of your average weekly wages, and certain other benefits if you are permanently disabled. We can help you file your claim for workers' compensation and represent you throughout the process.