Gary Industrial Injury Lawyers
An accident can occur at any workplace. However, there are certain jobs and industries that expose workers to an elevated risk of injury. Among the most hazardous of work environments are steel mills.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Northwest Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys represent steel mill workers who have been injured on the job in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Producing steel is a dangerous process involving toxic chemicals, high-energy furnaces and large buckets of molten metal. The harsh environment can put workers at risk of burns, chemical exposure and lifting injuries.
Industry consolidation, ownership changes and strong demand for steel has led to an increase of worker injuries and deaths in the steel industry. Workers are being asked to work more overtime to boost production. In some cases, a focus on production has diverted attention from safety and maintenance.
A claimant in a workers’ compensation case is not required to show that their employer was negligent. They only have to prove that their injuries were caused or aggravated by their job. However, filing a workers’ compensation claim is complex. Many severely injured workers don’t receive the benefits they deserve simply because they were unaware of the rules.
Attorneys Julie A. Dugan and Bridgett J. Repay have more than 30 years of combined legal experience in worker’s compensation law. If you are an Indiana steel worker who has suffered a work-related injury at a steel mill, we will help you obtain the full compensation you deserve.
For More Information About Steel Mill Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County steel mill accident lawyers, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.