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Construction Accidents

Evansville and Indianapolis Area Construction Accident Attorneys

"It's not enough for a construction accident attorney to know the law. An experienced accident lawyer should be familiar with previous cases that are relevant to the accident in which you were injured. If there is a case that matches up against yours, I will find it and use it."
- Todd Barsumian

In one recent year, over 5,000 workers were killed on the job, with one in five worker deaths occurring in construction. Aside from vehicle collisions, the leading causes of worker deaths in the construction industry were falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in-between injuries, including construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects or hit, caught or crushed in falling structures, equipment or other job-site materials. These types of injuries accounted for the majority of construction-related deaths in the U.S.

Serious accidents occur at construction sites for many reasons:

OSHA cited the following most frequently violated safety standards:

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication standard
  • Scaffolding requirements
  • Control of hazardous energy
  • Unsafe use of ladders
  • Unsafe use of powered industrial trucks
  • Machinery and machine guarding
  • Inadequate fall-protection training
  • Electrical wiring methods, components, and equipment

Cause of other injuries on construction sites include:

  • People and oversized vehicles sharing the same space
  • Highway workers contending with speeding traffic
  • Multiple contractors working side by side
  • The constantly changing nature of construction sites as projects progress
  • Collapsing scaffolds and cranes
  • Improper use of forklifts and trucks and other construction machinery
  • Collapsing walls and roofs
  • Unsafe fall prevention methods, like secured footing in the case of falling objects
  • Unsafe use or malfunctioning of power tools such as nail guns and jackhammers
  • Fire, gas and explosion hazards and handling of hazardous materials

Safety failures create emergency situations that put workers in harm's way. General contractors and subcontractors sometimes fail to implement appropriate safety standards and sometimes fail to follow established safety standards.

Barsumian Law LLC has represented victims of serious construction accidents and held negligent parties accountable for causing preventable construction accidents and injuries. Even when an injury may have been caused as a result of a co-worker’s or employer’s negligence, third-party liability claims may exist to compensate an injured construction worker in addition to worker’s compensation claims.

Barsumian Law LLC represents victims who have suffered serious injuries in construction accidents, industrial accidents, trucking accidents, and farm accidents. When accidents are fatal, we also represent surviving family members. We handle and file personal injury suits against other drivers, other contractors, property owners and makers of products that fail and cause injury on the job site.

Barsumian Law LLC ∙ Offices in Newburgh, Evansville, and Fishers

The legal principle of seeking compensation is simple: When you are hurt, and another party's negligence caused or contributed to the injury, you have the right to seek just compensation in a court of law from that party.

You are entitled to seek compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered, including compensation for physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and other expenses, lost income from being off of work due to your injury, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress. When you suffer an injury on a construction site, you need an attorney who is experienced in construction accidents and who will fight aggressively to help you obtain full and fair financial compensation.

If you have been injured at a construction site or any work site, call the lawyers at Barsumian Law LLC at (812) 490-0820 or at (317) 644-6975, for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. You can also describe your accident in a brief email.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
He went beyond the scope to investigate certain details that ended up being crucial, that had been missed by all others who had worked on this case prior. It is not possible to give a high enough commendation to him. We could not have asked for more capable hands to be in. If a reason to need counsel presents itself in the future, we will have to look no further than his office. If you are reading this review, you have found your lawyer! Shelie
★★★★★
Todd worked on a personal injury case for my family, walking us through all the legal jargon and process. We were very worried about everything, and his personal style and professionalism helped us through an extremely difficult time. Todd's integrity is beyond reproach. Anonymous
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Todd is an amazing attorney and an even better person. He went above and beyond to help us win our case. We had obstacle after obstacle and he never slowed down in working for us! There is no question, if we never needed an attorney again, he will be our go to guy!! Kayla