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Oklahoma City Construction Accident Lawyer

Skilled construction site accident attorneys assisting the injured

Construction site accidents are often quite serious, causing you significant pain and suffering and medical costs, as well as disabilities and loss of wages. At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City construction accident attorneys strive to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and loss.

OSHA violations

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the United States on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. OSHA provides extensive safety regulations for construction employers and workers to help minimize the fatality and injury rate. This includes requiring personal protection equipment, head protection and following guides for using all types of construction equipment. Failure of employees to follow OSHA regulations and train employees in OSHA safety greatly increases the likelihood of serious injuries and fatal accidents.

Common causes of construction site accidents and injuries

Our highly qualified lawyers provide assistance for construction workers, onsite employees and visitors injured in construction site accidents. When someone is injured at a construction site, we have the experience to handle a wide range of situations:

  • Scaffold collapses
  • Trench collapses
  • Crush injuries
  • Equipment rollovers or back overs
  • Oil field construction accidents
  • Electric shock and arc flash or arc blast
  • Chemical burns and toxic exposure
  • Repetitive motion injuries

Recovering compensation for construction injuries

If you are a construction worker or employee on a construction site, a qualified workers’ compensation attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries — including medical costs, disability and disfigurement — through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation also provides death benefits if you lost a loved one in a fatal construction accident.

Although workers’ comp benefits are the typical form of compensation for construction workers, workers injured because of the negligence of third parties may be entitled to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If you were injured on a construction site but are not a construction worker, onsite employee or other employee at work during the time of your accident, our attorneys can also help you recover compensation through personal injury litigation.

Skillful assistance from a construction site accident attorney in Oklahoma City

Although the construction industry is heavily regulated for safety, construction accidents are still common. If you or a loved one was injured while working at or visiting a construction site, Cunningham & Mears is devoted to helping you through this difficult time. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call 405-757-1766 for a free initial consultation.