Oklahoma Workplace Injury Lawyers
Workplace accidents can make life seem especially unfair. But you don’t have to fight for your benefits alone. At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, we can be your advocate. Our Oklahoma City injury lawyers 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. You may have to stay home for weeks, months, or even permanently. Your employer and its insurance company may make getting justice feel impossible.
Because construction accidents often involve heavy equipment, the resulting injuries can be permanent. Catastrophic injuries include the loss of a limb, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or loss of vision, among other types of injuries. A construction accident may involve any of the following circumstances:
- Collapsed Scaffolding
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Objects Falling From Elevated Areas
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
Although workers’ compensation provides an injured worker 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.
- Furnace explosions
- Safety equipment failure
- Catwalk or scaffolding collapse
- Injuries due to lack of adequate railings
- Catastrophic failure of heavy machinery
- Falling objects from shelves or rigging
Oil Field Accidents
Many times, oil field accidents that result from lack of proper training or use of safeguards are cases of negligence. The injured party often suffers because of negligence on the part of a contractor or third party other than their employer. These types of cases may qualify for a third-party claim.
Oil field accidents often occur because workers are pressured to work long periods of strenuous labor without adequate rest. In some cases, they may also be compelled to ignore proper safety procedures in an effort to work faster. Common oil field accidents that may result include:
- Falls from Heights
- Fires and Explosions
- Collapsed Rigs
- Oil Truck Accidents
- Defective Machinery Injuries
- Toxic Fumes Exposure
The workers’ compensation system protects businesses from being sued by their employees, but 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 result from a serious 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 elevated areas
- Improperly stored or loaded equipment
- Improperly maintained safety equipment
- Failure to mark off a hazardous area
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers for Over 30 Years
Our team of Oklahoma City injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Dan Davis has been dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured employees for over 25 years. Find out how we can put this level of experience to work for you by requesting a free, no-obligation consultation with our firm today. You can count on us to provide the dedicated representation you need, and the workers’ compensation in Oklahoma City when you need it.