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3 Steps to Take After an Oklahoma Construction Accident

by Staff

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.

Slip and Fall Results In Fatal Oklahoma Construction Accident

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The Oklahoma Construction Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers state the construction industry is home to some of the most dangerous occupations in our nation. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that last year alone, a total of 775 individuals died as a result of construction accidents in the United States. A large portion of those accidents were the result of slips, trips, and falls.

One such accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 46-year-old man this past week. According to an article published by The Norman Transcript, the incident occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m. last Monday on Oklahoma University’s Research Campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Reports indicate the man was part of a team completing work on the Five Partners Place building, located at Lawrence Avenue and Stephenson Parkway, when he fell roughly 50 feet from temporary scaffolding. The victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the fall.

Last July, another worker died as the result of a fall during construction of the Headington Hall building on the University’s campus.

J. Colbert’s team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult the loss of a loved one to an unforeseen work-related accident can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed as a result of this most recent tragic accident.