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Indianapolis Construction Accident & Injuries Lawyer

The investigative legal team at McNeely Stephenson want to find out what went wrong. Understanding what happened, what went wrong, and how it can be avoided in the future is important. While the answers to these questions help protect the legal rights of the injured worker, they also can help protect others by fixing the problems in safety practices, oversight, or equipment malfunctions that contributed to the construction accident.

Companies can fail to protect the very workers their business depends on.

When construction accidents occur, they can be catastrophic, resulting in lifelong injuries, disability or loss of life. While financial compensation cannot make a person whole again, these clients found a measure of closure and the means to move forward by partnering with McNeely Stephenson.

  • C.G. was working at an expansion construction site in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a Kroger store. He was working nearly 20 feet in the air on a ladder without proper safety equipment. Proper safety measures were not taken to ensure that the electricity was turned off. C.G. received a shock from a live wire while he was on the ladder and fell off the ladder to his death.
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  • W.W. was a 55-year-old factory worker employed by a Ford manufacturing facility in Indianapolis. He was standing in front of a small trailer that needed to be attached to a Clark tug so the trailer could be moved to a different location in the plant. As W.W. was standing behind the tug to assist the operator of the tug in hooking the trailer, the tug accelerated in reverse and ran over his mid-section, crushing his hips. A thorough and detailed examination of the vehicle shortly after the accident showed that there was a design defect in the acceleration system of the tug.
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  • J.C. was a 34-year-old man working as a pipefitter in a factory as an independent contractor. While working on a Grove lift, J.C. bent over its control panel. The screws holding the guard in place had fallen out. When J.C.’s body bent over the top of the lift, a toggle switched was pushed, and the lift jumped up, pinning him between the top of the lift and the ceiling.
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  • R.K. was pushing a pallet jack when he received an electrical shock from an exposed wire. Before Stephenson’s involvement in the case, the defendants had offered a nuisance-value settlement. After a thorough investigation and hiring the proper expert, Stephenson was able to establish that R.K. would never return to his job.
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Our Indiana construction injury attorneys have been handling complex construction litigation cases for over three decades. The above clients trusted Attorney Mike Stephenson; why don’t you talk with Mike to see how he can help your family. Simply call: 1-317-825-5200.

Trusted Advisors. Proven Advocates.

State and federal agencies have strict guidelines and regulations to keep construction workers safe while they are working. Employers may ignore these regulations or fail to ensure they are properly followed. With over 30 years’ experience handling construction accident claims in Indiana, our construction accident lawyers can handle claims that result from:

  • Falls
  • Falling Objects
  • Excavation / Trenching
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Scaffolding Failures
  • Crane Accidents
  • Malfunctioning Equipment
  • Burns
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Mining Accidents & Injuries

When you choose McNeely Stephenson to represent your construction accident claim, you are hiring not only attorney Mike Stephenson, but his entire legal and investigative team.

Getting the right experts on your side is critical.

Many of our clients’ cases relied, in part, on contributions from top industry experts. In addition to medical experts who have been able to fully explain the significant injuries our client suffered – even when employers tried to minimize the extent of injury – we have leveraged testimony from certified maintenance technicians, forensic specialists, engineers and even the authors of some of those government safety regulations in question.

The defendants in construction accident cases are often big businesses with large amounts of money set aside to fight worker claims. These companies have resources, and they are willing to use them to protect their bottom lines. We have resources, too.

real-life cases

We have won numerous multi-million dollar cases for our clients.

See examples of how we helped clients whose lives were turned upside down by reckless or negligent acts of others. We took on negligent county officials when D.H. flew over his handlebars while riding on a bridge left in disrepair for years. We brought justice to the family of of J.M. and his wife after a defective tire ended their lives. We held a drunk driver and those who served him alcohol accountable when he seriously injured B.K., who also lost three family members in a crash.

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The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) measures workplace fatalities. The CFOI reports over 100 workers are killed in Indiana each year due to workplace accidents. In addition to these preventable worker deaths, Indiana also reported an illness and injury rate of 3.9 per 100 workers. We understand that construction workers aren’t guaranteed a risk-free workplace. But the laws and regulations in place to protect their safety and the safety of others must be enforced.

Our attorneys know that construction sites are complex. Your employer may not be the only one responsible for an accident. We know how to find out who else may be liable. We know how to seek maximum compensation for you.

Call Mike Stephenson at 1-317-825-5200 or contact us for immediate help.

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