Oklahoma Construction Site Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.
Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma construction site injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.
Cases We Handle
When workers, employers, or equipment manufacturers fail to take safety seriously, the consequences can be severe for innocent workers or bystanders. Our Oklahoma construction injury lawyers can help you win fair repayment for losses related to:
- Construction Equipment Defect
- Construction Company Negligence
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Lifting Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Substances
- Head/Brain Injuries
Incidents like these can be life-changing not only for victims, but for their families as well. Staggering medical bills, sudden loss of income, chronic pain, and disability are all tragically unjust consequences for innocent victims of negligence. If you are living with severe injuries, caring for a hurt loved one, or struggling with the loss of a family member, we are here to help.
Contact an Oklahoma Construction Accident Attorney
There is no excuse for individuals or businesses that take needless risks with other people’s lives. At the Abel Law Firm, we strongly believe in justice for the victims of preventable accidents. To discuss your case with one of our experienced Oklahoma construction site accident lawyers, contact us at (405) 239-7046.
Construction Accident FAQs
What construction safety equipment is my employer supposed to provide me with?
A construction site is an inherently dangerous work environment filled with large machinery and heavy equipment. Your employer is responsible for making your job as safe as they can, and one of the ways they can do this is by providing employees with safety equipment. At a minimum, your employer must provide you with a hard hat and safety goggles. If you are performing more dangerous and extreme tasks, your employer may be obligated to provide you with equipment such as gloves, hearing protection, a harness, a face shield, and more. If you were injured because of a lack of safety equipment, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Is the construction company responsible for my accident?
Possibly. Liability can become very complicated when it comes to construction site accidents, so it is always best to consult with an experienced lawyer about your legal options and the best routes toward receiving compensation. Liability can fall onto a variety of people, including construction site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, prime contractors, architects, manufacturers, and more. If your general contractor did not fulfill their duty to provide you with a reasonably safe work environment with the proper safety equipment and procedures, then they may be held responsible in court.
What should I do if I’ve been injured while working on a construction site?
Once you have been medically evaluated and your injuries are taken care of, you should notify your employer of the incident and the extent of your injuries. Next, it is important to find a lawyer to help you through the legal process. An experienced attorney will be able to provide you with strong legal counsel and explain the possible routes toward recovering damages. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, disability, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.