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The Legal Support You Need After A Construction Site Accident

When a construction site becomes the scene of an accident, the repercussions can echo through every aspect of your life. At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, our attorneys recognize the immense challenges you face after a construction accident. We have witnessed the toll it takes on workers and their families, from the physical injuries, the mounting medical bills and the stress of an uncertain future. We are here to help guide you through the recovery process.

Our firm stands on a solid base of experience and passionate pursuit of justice for individuals injured at construction sites or while at work. Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm‘s commitment to you is unwavering, offering personalized, attentive service that addresses your unique needs. We also offer free consultations to evaluate your case, and you never have to worry about paying upfront legal fees. With over 60 years of combined experience, you can trust us to put your well-being at the forefront of every legal strategy.

Navigating Construction Accident Claims In Oklahoma City

Construction work is inherently dangerous, and accidents can result in severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and time away from work. As your attorneys, we understand the intricacies of construction accident claims and the importance of having a knowledgeable advocate to secure the compensation you deserve.

With the use of heavy machinery and working on scaffolding high off the ground, there are numerous ways someone can suffer an injury at a construction site. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Scaffold collapses
  • Trench or building collapses
  • Electrical accidents and fires

Construction accidents often cause serious injuries and can even lead to fatalities. Common injuries include electrical burns, hearing and vision loss, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and loss of limb. When you have serious accidents such as these, your medical bills will start to pile up. In Oklahoma, you can file a personal injury claim to help obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system is designed to support those injured on the job, providing necessary medical benefits and compensation for lost wages. However, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that proving fault in an accident isn’t needed to receive benefits. Despite this, there are special considerations to keep in mind. Not all employers provide workers’ compensation coverage, especially if they have fewer than five employees. Further, not all injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Accidents that occur while commuting to work or in employer-owned parking areas may not be covered.

In these situations, seeking legal advice becomes even more crucial. Our lawyers can help determine the best course of action for your unique circumstances, whether it’s pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or exploring other legal remedies.

We Are Here For You After Your Construction Accident

After a construction site accident, you have options to obtain compensation that can help in your recovery. Contact Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm by calling 405-254-8461 or filling out our online contact form for a free consultation. We are ready to meet with you on evenings or weekends, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win. Let us help you secure the justice and compensation you need to move forward.