Rogers County Construction Accident Lawyers Pursue Compensation for Victims
Oklahoma attorneys help injured laborers get payment for the harm they’ve suffered
Construction jobs are dangerous, and when accidents happen, victims and their families often have a hard time securing the payment they need to deal with medical bills, lost wages and the pain and suffering stemming from their injury. Price Law, P.C. in Claremore advocates for injured Oklahoma construction workers, providing knowledgeable counsel regarding third-party personal injury lawsuits and how they relate to workers’ compensation claims. We have a track record of winning successful results for clients and will draw on that experience to fight for suitable compensation after you’ve been hurt on a job site.
Types of injury-causing incidents that occur at building and repair sites
A moment of carelessness on a construction site could trigger a severe, or even fatal, injury. Some of the specific ways in which construction workers get hurt include:
- Falls from structures, ladders and scaffolds
- Equipment failures
- Incidents where someone trips over a hazard
- Dangerous conditions, such as live electric lines and exposure to harmful substances
- Strikes from dropped objects or unsecured materials
- Vehicle accidents
- Incidents where workers are crushed by, or caught between, large objects
Recovering from a construction accident could require months or years of extensive medical treatment. Obtaining sufficient payment to cover your medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation expenses and other costs is essential to the well-being of you and your family, so finding the right lawyer is a priority.
Workers’ compensation coverage in construction accident cases
Employees who are hurt during the course of performing their job duties should be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for their injury. As construction accidents are frequent and serious, workers’ comp coverage can be very important because it allows victims to obtain reimbursement quickly for their medical costs and a portion of the wages lost while they are unable to work. However, a workers’ compensation claimant might also be able to obtain damages in a personal injury lawsuit if the negligence of someone beside their employer or a co-worker contributed to the accident. Our firm can advise if you have grounds to file a personal injury action where you can recover payment not available in a workers’ comp claim, such as payment for your pain and suffering.
Proving negligence in construction accident lawsuits
Construction sites are busy places. Depending on the size of the project, there could be employees of several different businesses doing one job or another, as well as independent contractors. When an accident occurs, confusion and finger-pointing is not uncommon. This is when it is critical to have an accomplished personal injury lawyer on your side. You can rely on us to review the physical conditions, documents and witness accounts relating to your injury in order to pinpoint exactly who is liable for the resulting damages.
Rights of independent contractors who have been hurt on construction sites
Oklahoma employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. This rule does not apply to independent contractors, but there are situations where a construction business will try to avoid their responsibility by claiming that employees are independent contractors. In these cases, several different factors can be reviewed to identify how a worker on a construction job should be classified. If you fit the definition of an independent contractor, we can determine if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, and pursue damages from liable parties.
Contact an Oklahoma construction accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation
Price Law, P.C. in Claremore advocates for Oklahoma clients who have suffered serious injuries in construction accidents. For a free consultation regarding your legal options, please call 866-206-1218 or contact us online.