There has been a significant increase in the number of construction accidents that occur in the United States during recent years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of construction-related fatalities rose by one percent during the time between 2011 and 2012.
Large portions of these incidents involve workers coming into contact with objects or equipment at the job site. One such Oklahoma construction accident happened this past Thursday in Norman, Oklahoma, when a worker was hurt while repairing the roof of a church.
Reports from Oklahoma’s 9 News say a lift was being used by employees to access the roof of the building when the equipment tipped and pinned the injured worker. He was rushed to a local medical facility where he was treated for a broken arm.
These types of accidents can leave workers wondering what actions they should take if they are ever harmed as a result of an accident that occurs while on the job.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, our team of Oklahoma personal injury lawyers suggest following these three steps if you are ever harmed as the result of a work-related incident:
- Seek Medical Attention- Getting to a doctor or hospital immediately and taking care of any injuries or illnesses that could result from the accident should be your top priority.
- Document the Incident- Keep all copies of doctor’s reports, medical records, and receipts from expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
- Talk to a Lawyer- Having legal representation by your side is the best way to ensure you are compensated for your losses if you are hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
We are available anytime to discuss your legal needs by calling (877) 579-6800 or by filling out our free consultation form on our website.