Construction Law Claims
Construction sites and activities pose significant dangers, not only to those working on the site but also to those making deliveries, visiting and merely passing by the site. Foley & Small has handled hundreds of construction injury cases in their 20+ years of partnership. Those managing and completing work on a construction site have a duty to do so in a reasonably safe manner. This standard includes adhering to safety practices commonly followed in the industry and complying with federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) rules and related government standards.
Areas of work that accidents often occur include:
OSHA regulations provide extensive and often detailed sets of rules and procedures to be followed by contractors and others working on construction sites to help ensure safe work practices. Most states have also adopted the federal standards, with many states adding their own rules and procedures. In addition, there are various associations involved either directly or indirectly with the construction industry, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), that have developed safety and other operational standards. These association standards, while not having the same legal effect as a statute or government regulation, can still have the effect of law as they often define the standard of care to be adhered to by those in the industry.
Foley and Small will work with experts regarding such rules, regulations and standards to determine and prove whether any violation of these enactments resulted in the dangerous condition that resulted in the client’s injuries.
Construction accidents can involve a variety of complex fact and legal questions. These can include:
-Douglas D. Small
-Edmond W. Foley
Foley & Small has handled a variety of construction site accidents involving injuries, and tragically even death, to site workers, delivery persons, visitors and passersby to a construction site. We’re here to help those injured in such accidents and their families. Please contact us for a free case evaluation and consultation. Click on the link at the top right of this page for a live chat with a member of our staff or email us from our Contact page. You can also call us at 800-276-2525.
Represented high school student injured in highway intersection accident suffering vertebral fractures.
Represented elderly handicapped gentlemen who fell on asphalt debris in apartment complex parking lot.
Represented woman injured at county road intersection collision suffering complex hand injuries.
Lead counsel in Indiana working to secure a settlement of $125,000,000.00 against the New England Compounding Center and its officers, directors and employees arising from fungus contaminated epidural injections distributed throughout the United States, including Indiana and Michigan.
Represented worker injured at work site due to injuries caused by third party contractors (not employer).
Retail store slip and fall claim resulting in brain injury.
Represented estate of employee injured as a result of an at-work explosion caused by third party contractor.
Represented woman injured due to defective product resulting in injuries involving significant complications and multiple follow up procedures.
Represented estate of construction worker injured who suffered fatal injuries during the course of assisting and the unloading of construction materials from a trailer.
Represented estate of man electrocuted while working on farm property. Settlement with certain defendants and trial with one defendant.
Represented estate of middle age woman who suffered fatal injuries during the course of a car semi-tractor collision.
Represented estate of man who died from injuries due to collision with a semi-tractor trailer.
Represented family members suffering injury after being struck by a delivery vehicle which failed to stop for a stop sign.
Represented delivery driver of RV units injured in crash with vehicle on interstate highway resulting in severe lower extremity injuries. Settlements with two defendants and verdict against a third defendant.
Represented client rearended by truck resulting in concussive and hand injuries.
Represented client involved in an intersectional accident resulting in chest and upper extremity injuries.
Represented woman struck by a vehicle involved in a high speed auto chase.
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Foley & Small handles and tries cases across Indiana and Michigan. This includes working in the following counties, county seats and cities: