Workplace Accident Attorney in Oklahoma City
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Workplace accidents in Oklahoma City can make life seem especially unfair. But you don’t have to fight for your benefits alone. At the Dan Davis Law Firm, we can be your advocate. We stand up for those injured on the job. We make sure our clients are treated fairly and get the compensation they need.
An accident at work doesn’t mean you should face a future of financial uncertainty. But it’s natural to worry about medical bills and lost wages after an accident. Your accident means you may have to stay home for weeks, months or even permanently. Your employer and its insurance company may make getting justice feel like an impossible task.
Because a construction accident may involve heavy equipment, the resulting injuries often may be permanent. Serious and permanent construction accident injuries include loss of a limb, spinal cord injury, or loss of vision, among other types of injuries. A construction accident may involve any of the following circumstances:
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Objects falling from elevated work areas onto workers below
- Commercial vehicle accident
- Heavy construction equipment, such as a backhoe
Although workers’ compensation provides a worker injured in a construction accident with benefits and money, some injuries at a construction site are grounds for a third-party claim. A third party claim may be an option when another contractor on the site created the construction accident hazard through negligent conduct.
Depending on the nature of the industry, an industrial workplace accident can cause injury ranging from fractures and broken bones to soft tissue injury to a fatal workplace injury. A permanent disability that results from an industrial accident may make the employee eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
At the Dan Davis Law Firm, we have seen industrial accidents of all types, including:
- Furnace explosions
- Safety equipment failure
- Catwalk or scaffolding collapse
- Injuries due to lack of adequate railings or other safeguards
- Catastrophic failure of heavy machinery
- Falling objects from shelves or rigging
Cases of industrial accident injury are often resolved through the workers compensation system. In some cases, however, if a contractor or vendor who was working on-site contributed to the accident, a third-party claim may enable the injured party to collect additional damages.
Oil field accidents that result from lack of proper training or use of safeguards may be cases of negligence. In many cases the injured party suffers because of negligence on the part of a contractor other than an employer. These types of cases may qualify for a third-party claim. We have represented oil field accident victims from all areas of the industry:
- Oil field truck drivers
An oil field accident often occurs because of workers pressured to work long periods of strenuous labor without adequate rest. They may be compelled to ignore proper safety procedures in an effort to work faster. Common oil field accidents that may result include:
- Falls from heights
- Collapsed rigs
- Oil truck accidents
- Defective machinery injuries
- Toxic fumes exposure
The workers’ compensation system protects businesses from being sued by their employees for workplace injuries. Oklahoma law has separate provisions for third-party claims for workplace accidents that are caused by a party other than the injured person’s employer. A third-party claim allows you to pursue additional compensation for pain and suffering and other damages that may be a result of a serious construction accident or oil field accident.
Third party workplace injury claims can arise from the following circumstances:
- Construction vehicle accident on-site
- On-site commercial vehicle accident
- Objects falling from above
- Improperly stored or loaded equipment or material
- Failure to mark off a hazardous area
- Improperly stored or maintained safety equipment