Construction sites are inherently dangerous. An accident on the job can lead to devastating catastrophic injuries and even the death of a loved one. In 2016 alone, construction accidents accounted for over 20 percent of all deaths in the workplace. While workers' compensation exists to help employees who are injured at work, it is often not enough to rebuild your life following a serious or fatal accident. At The Tawwater Law Firm, we serve clients throughout Oklahoma and work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and other professionals to determine who is liable and calculate the full effects of your injuries. A construction accident attorney can review the facts of your case during your complimentary consultation. To schedule a case review, call us at (405) 607-1400 or contact our team online to get started.
The United States Department of Labor has concluded that the majority of construction-related deaths can be attributed to four causes, known as the Fatal Four. The Fatal Four accounted for nearly 65 percent of deaths on construction sites in 2016. These causes include:
Other common causes of injuries on construction sites include slip and falls, car accidents, and injuries related to lifting heavy objects. Often, these causes can be prevented with proper protection for employees, thorough communication, and strict adherence to regulations.
Construction accidents can lead to life-changing catastrophic injuries including:
Severe injuries often require lifelong care and result in pain and suffering which is difficult to quantify. For these reasons, it is important to seek the help of a seasoned lawyer who can guide you through the process and secure the full compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. They are responsible for providing the appropriate forms to begin the workers' compensation process. Our firm can help in the event that the workers' compensation you receive does not meet the amount you are entitled to or your claim is denied. We can also weigh in throughout the process to ensure you are maximizing your chances of success.
Our firm has been helping injured construction workers for over 40 years. We can guide you through the process and strive to secure the full compensation you deserve.
Our firm is knowledgeable about the administrative practices and government laws which are designed to keep construction sites safe. With over 40 years in practice representing personal injury victims, we know the best ways to build and handle your case from start to finish.
To determine exactly what went wrong on the day of your accident, we work with accident reconstruction experts to rebuild scenes. These in-depth analyses help us investigate whether Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations or state laws were broken.
In construction accidents, determining who is at fault for the accident can be difficult due to the number of parties involved. The fault, or liability, can fall partially or fully on:
The attorneys at The Tawwater Law Firm have experience dealing with small businesses and large cooperations alike and can help establish liability no matter who is at fault.
While it is much simpler to collect compensation for medical bills immediately associated with your injury, it can be more difficult to secure payment for future or emotional damages. With the help of medical professionals and forensic accountants, our lawyers can calculate the full extent of your losses. Compensation can include future medical bills, loss of future wages, rehabilitation, therapy, and at-home care. We can also recover compensation for intangible damages including pain and suffering caused by your accident or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Trusted by clients for over four decades, our firm has helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured at work or are unhappy with the outcome of a workers' compensation claim, we can help. Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (405) 607-1400 or contacting us online.