Compensation for construction site injuries

General contractors, subcontractors and property owners have an obligation to keep construction sites free from hazards. They should provide safety equipment to the construction workers and take precautions to prevent harm to pedestrians, passersby, and neighboring businesses and properties. The Oklahoma City construction accident lawyers at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm take legal action if a contractor, subcontractor or landowner has failed to take adequate precautions to prevent a foreseeable injury. If you were injured on a construction site, no matter whether tools were unsecured or a piece of equipment malfunctioned, it is vital to retain an Oklahoma City construction accident lawyer to examine the evidence in your case and to maximize the dollar amount of your financial recovery.

Hospital stays, doctor visits and physical therapy can be expensive, and an experienced Oklahoma City construction accident attorney can help you investigate the dangerous or defective condition so that you can better afford the costs of recovery. It may be necessary to subpoena business records or depose witnesses to properly assess the value of your legal claim. Our knowledgeable construction accident lawyers in Oklahoma City consult with accident reconstruction experts, vocational experts, life planners and economists who can place a precise value on your injuries. Our attorneys help you recover damages for the following types of construction site injuries:

  • Construction site falls
  • Forklift or crane accidents
  • Demolition accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falling objects or debris
  • Inadequate safety precautions
  • Electrocution and electrical problems
  • Occupational exposure to toxic substances
  • Repetitive stress syndrome
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Support structure collapse
  • Improper cleanup or maintenance
  • Defective equipment, such as ladders or power tools
  • Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
  • Negligent preparation of design plans/specifications
  • Worn or defective rope or cables
  • Falling objects
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip and fall

What to expect after a construction site accident

Your reluctance to see a doctor is understandable, but it is important to seek medical care for pain or physical injuries. If you are a construction site worker, your employer likely carries workers compensation insurance to cover the cost of your injuries. If you are an independent contractor or a pedestrian, recovering compensation for your injuries may depend upon initiating a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for causing you harm. Our construction site attorneys in Oklahoma City provide you with the information you need to make the best possible decisions in a difficult legal situation.