Construction accident injuries are common everyday events as new homes, commercial properties, and skyscrapers, begin taking shape across Oklahoma City and the U.S. The mere fact that our nation is growing at a rapid pace, and new or expanded industry is increasing means more construction jobs are available. While this is positive for our economy, it also means we are continuing to increase the number of people who will be injured in the construction industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one out of five people are injured at construction sites across the U.S.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction accident injuries are often catastrophic and caused by:
- Hot machinery
- Scaffolding failures
- Ladder failures
- Fork lifts
- Dump trucks
- Concrete mixers
- Tools falling from high buildings
Oklahoma City construction accident injuries are normally covered by workers’ comp insurance, but even so, this may not be adequate to cover medical, loss of wages, physical therapy, prescriptions, and medical equipment. In Oklahoma, if you file a workers’ comp claim, you must see designated physicians for your medical care, and you forfeit your right to file a lawsuit for damages against your employer. If a third party is negligent, or careless, (such as faulty equipment, or equipment that malfunctions and is being leased by your employer, but owned by another party), and responsible for your injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the third party.
Oklahoma City Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Robert R. Robles Law Firm has worked with hundreds of construction workers injured in accidents, and has successfully litigated for compensation to ensure they are able to receive the medical care they deserve, and to ensure their families have the financial means to survive while their loved one recovers. Contact Oklahoma City Workers’ Comp lawyer at Robles Law firm today for a free consultation.