Personal Injury

Court Of Appeals Rules On Indiana Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted: 11/07/2012

November 7, 2012

A ruling from the Indiana Court of Appeals found that an injured worker’s claim should not be immediately dismissed because a claim for the same incident was settled in another state.

Risk & Insurance reported that a Wisconsin man was hired by an insurance company to investigate fraud in Indiana. While traveling in Indiana on business, the man was involved in a car accident that left him with serious injuries. Read more »

Work-Related Accidents On The Rise In Indiana

Posted: 10/24/2012

October 24, 2012

According to preliminary findings from the Indiana Department of Labor, the state saw a slight increase in the number of fatal work-related accidents last year. According to WTHITV 10 News, 122 workers were killed statewide last year, which was a jump from the 118 that were reported the previous year.

The leading cause of employee deaths in Indiana last year was transportation accidents, accounting for a total of 20 fatalities. Read more »

Disabled Indiana Woman Learning To Walk Again

Posted: 05/09/2012

May 9, 2012

A Henryville, Indiana, woman who was recently disabled after losing both her legs during a storm has recently started walking again using prosthetic legs. According to ABC 57 News, it has taken the woman weeks of rehabilitation to reach this point.

The woman’s story began in March, when she began to hear tornado warnings near her home. As the storm approached, the woman and her two sons retreated to the basement of their home for safety. Read more »

Reports Find Causes For Indiana State Fair August Stage Collapse

Posted: 04/18/2012

April 18, 2012

Reports from two separate firms hired to investigate the August 13 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds site have been released. According to WTHITV 10 News, both reports found that the structural integrity of the stage was inadequate for the conditions that evening.

The reports said the stage was built to withstand wind gusts of 25 to 43 mph. Scott Nacheman, vice president for engineering company Thornton Tomasetti, stated that experts estimated that a maximum wind gust of 59 mph was experienced the night the stage and the rigging above it collapsed. Read more »

Alcohol And Drugs Blamed For Terre Haute Single-Car Crash

Posted: 03/14/2012

March 14, 2012

Alcohol and drugs are to blame for a single-vehicle Vigo County crash that injured the 24-year-old driver. According to The Tribune-Star, the accident occurred Tuesday morning at South Morris Place near Florine Drive.

Lt. Don Westerfield, a spokesman for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, stated that the young man was driving at a high rate of speed when one of the tires on his vehicle became flat. Read more »

Six Injured In Multi-Vehicle Terre Haute Accident

Posted: 03/07/2012

March 7, 2012

A traffic accident that was caused by a driver fleeing from police may have caused several injuries, but it also brought out the best in the witnesses. According to reports from WTHITV 10 News, the accident happened last Wednesday at 9:46 a.m. at the intersection of South 13th and Crawford Streets in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Video footage of the incident taken from a nearby store’s surveillance camera shows a pickup truck plow through three vehicles, including a Ford Mustang that burst into flames when its fuel tank ruptured, with a police car in pursuit. Read more »

Two Injured In Indiana Crash After Driver Falls Asleep At The Wheel

Posted: 02/29/2012

February 29, 2012

Fatigued driving may be the cause of a Taylorsville, Indiana, car accident that left two men injured yesterday. According to reports from The Republic, the crash happened just after 3:15 PM, in the southbound lanes of I-65 near the Taylorsville exit.

The Chief Deputy of the Bartholomew County Sheriffs Department, Maj. Todd Noblitt, stated that a 68-year-old man was driving a van down the highway with a 61-year-old passenger when he began to drift to sleep. Read more »

Six People Injured in Terre Haute, Indiana, Multi-Vehicle Crash

Posted: 02/22/2012

February 22, 2012

Six people were injured in a chain-reaction car accident Tuesday morning in Terre Haute, Indiana. Reports from the Tribune-Star indicate that the crash occurred around 9:45 AM at the intersection of 13th and Crawford Streets.

Assistant Terre Haute Police Department Chief Shawn Keen said the incident began when an officer noticed a pickup truck speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. When the officer flashed his lights in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, the driver accelerated and slammed into the rear end of a 1999 Ford Mustang. Read more »

Indiana Tractor-Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead and Two Others Injured

Posted: 02/16/2012

February 15, 2012

A tractor-trailer driver was killed and two others injured in a collision Tuesday morning along Interstate 70 in Hendricks County, Indiana. According to reports from the Tribune-Star, the crash happened around 7:30 AM, near mile marker 57, just outside Monrovia, Indiana.

Reports from the incident filed by troopers with the Indiana State Police who responded to the scene indicate that a 64-year-old truck driver from Indiana was broken down on the side of the interstate and hooking up to a tow truck driven by a 30-year-old man. Read more »

Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

Posted: 02/08/2012

February 8, 2012

Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by Businessweek stated that the new law prohibits labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees.

Supporters of the law say that the move will create a pro-business climate in the area that will bring new companies, and therefore new jobs, to the state. Read more »