Indiana Work Injury Attorneys
In the state of Indiana, four out of every 100 workers are injured or killed each year on the job. Within Indianapolis and the entire state of Indiana, hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers go to physically demanding jobs and jobs that have potentially dangerous and harmful conditions, especially if safety measures are not followed.
In Indiana and across the country, injuries can often occur when working conditions are not regularly monitored for safety and compliance per standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that are put in place to prevent injuries. When this happens, injured employees may be entitled to receive workers compensation, or work comp benefits.
The claim was settled after a bucket of parts was accidentally dropped on a man’s head during a work shift. After the accident, he suffered paralysis from the waist down, and needed the settlement to cover lost wages and medical expenses.
This case was settled for a worker who fell off a roof while working for his employer. He was awarded amounts to cover excess medical costs, above and beyond what medicare would not cover.
$2.575 million settlement just before trial for the family of a man who sustained fatal injuries on a job site in Southern Indiana. During the course and scope of his employment for a demolition company, he fell through the roof of a building that he was working on, to the ground below over thirty feel down. Extensive investigation and discovery revealed “smoking gun” evidence that the owner of the building knew the roof was not safe for men to traverse.
A Federal District Court decided this verdict for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury following a trucking accident in Texas.
Injured workers who were not given the full work comp benefits they deserved from their employer, may be eligible for compensation to cover the damages they have suffered and assist with medical payments and living expenses, whether the injury is temporary or permanent.
When workers are denied the money they deserve because employers are more concerned about their bottom line than about caring for their employees, the Indianapolis work comp lawyers at Wagner Reese may be able to help you, and help you get what is owed to you. Give Wagner Reese a call today at 888-710-9377 to schedule a free consultation.
WHAT TO DO IF INJURED IN A WORK ACCIDENT
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Notify your employer and file an injury or accident report.
- Contact a workers comp accident lawyer at Wagner Reese to assist you in gathering evidence and filing your suit.
- Collect statements from witnesses and coworkers at the event.
- Never sign or agree to anything your employer gives you without first consulting with your lawyer.
Have you suffered from a work related injury, or have you lost a loved one due to a work accident? If so, contact the workers compensation lawyers at Wagner Reese to find out more information about how we can get you the money you deserve.
Indiana Work Injury & Work Comp Facts
- According to the Indiana Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years of 2003-2010, almost 17% of all workers killed on the job were in agriculture, forestry, and fishing & hunting sector.
- In 1996, per Indiana DOL, there were 9.5 injuries for every 100 workers.
- In 2012, there were 4 injuries per every 100 workers in the state of Indiana. This was the lowest year since 1992, and a 7% decrease from 2011 per Indiana DOL.
- In 2012, 113 people were killed in work-related accidents.
- Work Comp payments are awarded through an employer in either Temporary Partial Impairment (TPI), PermanentPartial Impairment (PPI),Temporary Total Disability (TTD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD).The statute of limitations for filing a work comp lawsuit in Indiana is 2 years from the date of the accident or injury.
A Note About Recovery Limits
In 2012, Indiana put a compensation cap on non-economic based damages. For personal injury cases in the state of Indiana, any case paid by the government may not exceed an award of $5,000,000. The Indiana Supreme Court is currently contesting this cap as unconstitutional, so these limits may soon be abolished.
About our Indianapolis Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can handle your Indiana work injury claim with years of experience and proven results. Call the law firm of Wagner Reese today 888-710-9377 for your FREE consultation!