In the state of Indiana, 4 out of every 100 workers are injured or killed each year on the job. Both within Indianapolis and throughout 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.
Workplace injuries 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. In certain cases, however, workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover the cost of damages. Additionally, if an employer is not liable for the accident, workers’ comp will not cover your injuries.
In such cases, you may be able to file a third-party workplace accident claim. This may be the case if your accident and resulting injuries were caused by someone other than your employer, such as a coworker, car or truck driver, manufacturer, or another party.
Contact Wagner Reese for a free consultation with one of our Indianapolis workplace accident attorneys. We can be reached online or by phone at (888) 204-8440.
What Is a Workplace Accident?
A workplace accident is any accident that occurs while a worker is carrying out duties within the scope of his or her employment. Despite the name, a workplace accident does not necessarily have to occur at your physical place of work in order for you to be eligible to file a claim. For example, if you are a delivery truck driver and you are hit by another motorist and injured while delivering goods for your employer, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the negligent driver. Or, if you are an office worker and you fall and break your wrist when a defective office chair collapses, you may be able to bring a claim against the manufacturer of the chair.
Our firm can help you evaluate your situation in order to determine if you have a claim. If so, our workplace accident attorneys in Indianapolis can help you fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses.
Types of Workplace Accident Cases We Handle
With more than 150+ years of collective legal experience, our attorneys are well-versed in a wide variety of on-the-job injuries and workplace accident claims. We understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
We have helped clients with all types of workplace accident claims, including those involving:
- Construction accidents
- Amputation injuries
- Crane injuries
- Defective equipment
- Fall injuries
- Forklift accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trench collapses
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS)
- Electrical injuries
- Death benefits
- Dog bite injuries
- Scaffolding ladder accidents
- Third-party liability
We handle both personal injury claims on behalf of injured workers and wrongful death claims on behalf of surviving family members who have lost a loved one due to an on-the-job injury.
Trust Your Recovery to Wagner Reese
Our firm has been helping victims of negligence and unsafe working conditions throughout the state of Indiana for more than two decades. We offer contingent fees, meaning there is absolutely no upfront cost for you and you only pay our attorneys’ fees if and when we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys have successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, all while offering personalized legal guidance and aggressive advocacy in trial. If you are unable to make it into our office, we can come to you, whether at home or in the hospital. We also offer Spanish translation services.
Contact Wagner Reese online or by calling (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation today.