Dedicated Oklahoma City Construction Accident Lawyer
Skilled construction site accident attorneys helping workers and site visitors
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 safety violations in the construction industry
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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were 92 fatal occupational injuries in Oklahoma in 2016. Of those 92 workplace deaths, 18 were in the construction industry.
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 and regulations for using all types of construction equipment. The failure of employers to follow OSHA regulations and train employees according to OSHA safety regulations greatly increases the likelihood of serious injuries and fatal accidents.
OSHA has developed safety and health regulations for the construction industry to help both employers and employees identify, reduce and eliminate those construction hazards that could become a threat to worker safety. These regulations cover topics such as
- Promoting safety for workers in confined spaces
- Fall prevention campaign
- Electrical power standard
- Trenching and excavation
- Communication towers
- Cranes and derricks
- Engineering investigation reports
Common causes of construction site accidents and injuries
Our highly qualified lawyers help 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:
Oklahoma City construction companies
These are just a few of the construction companies in the Oklahoma City area who are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees:
What are the most common construction industry safety violations?
OSHA reports the following as the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Construction Violations – 2016
(as of Sept. 30, 2016)
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’ compensation 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 Oklahoma workplace accident 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 or call 405-232-1212 for a free initial consultation.