Representing Injured Construction Workers In Oklahoma
The construction industry is notoriously dangerous for workers who must perform intensive physical labor during long shifts in conditions that pose numerous safety risks at any given time. Despite federal and state regulations intended to protect workers from unnecessary harm, accidents are common, and, in a worksite busy with heavy machinery, falling objects, and exposed electrical wires, the results are often deadly.
If you or a family member has suffered injury or worse in a construction accident, you may be entitled to receive financial reimbursement to help you in your recovery. Please call the Oklahoma City worksite accident lawyers at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst to explore your legal options for getting the compensation you need and deserve. We will gladly provide you with the answers you need to make an informed decision about your future. Call 800-539-0652 for a free, comprehensive case evaluation.
How Do I Collect Workers’ Compensation For A Construction Accident?
In most cases, injured construction workers and surviving family members are able to collect compensation for various damages from the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. In order to collect workers’ compensation, it is not necessary to prove that negligence played a part in the work-related accident.
Injured workers must notify their supervisor about an accident as soon as possible and receive medical attention. Depending on how severely the worker has been injured, he or she may collect disability benefits on a temporary or permanent basis.
Should I Pursue Legal Action After A Construction Site Accident?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires construction companies to enforce a number of safety regulations in order to protect workers. If an otherwise preventable accident occurs due to the negligent actions of employers, co-workers, or contractors, the injured worker or surviving family will be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
Ideally, these benefits will cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and other expenses; however, in the event that the construction company or employer minimizes or denies a valid claim, a construction accident attorney will help you determine whether you may seek legal action in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
How Do I Prove Liability After A Construction Accident?
If you believe that another person’s careless actions or wrongdoing caused a construction accident, it will be necessary to prove that the at-fault party was aware of the hazardous condition in the first place. Types of negligence that result in construction accidents include:
- Failure to follow OSHA standards,
- Failure to provide adequate training or proper safety equipment to employees,
- Attempting to conceal or misrepresent a hazard,
- Failing to ensure safety of scaffolding,
- Providing defective equipment.
Our skilled attorneys will not only defend your claim but also work tirelessly on your behalf to gather evidence to build a strong case. Witness testimonies, photos, business records and other incident reports can provide the evidence you need to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses.
Contact An Aggressive Legal Team
Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst has years of experience helping injured or grieving clients in Oklahoma secure the financial compensation they deserve after a construction accident. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the liable party to recover full and fair compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call 800-539-0652 or complete an online contact form to schedule a no-cost consultation today.