Have you been injured in an industrial or construction accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction or industrial accident in Oklahoma, our legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve after a severe injury. With decades of collective legal experience and tens of millions of dollars recovered for our clients, our construction accident attorneys in OKC can investigate your accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 842-1374 and schedule a free case review.

Common types of construction accidents

Known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Fatal Four” causes of construction accidents—falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and getting caught in-between—these types of incidents account for nearly 65 percent of all construction industry injuries and fatalities each year. The following is a breakdown of each common type of construction accident:


Considered the leading cause of construction industry deaths, falls result in 362 fatalities annually. Common causes of falls include floor holes, unprotected sides, wall openings, improper scaffold construction, and improperly positioned ladders.


Falling objects, vehicles, and even attempting to build walls cause struck-by injuries. Most of these injuries—approximately 75 percent—are caused by heavy machinery and equipment such as cranes and trucks.


Common causes of electrocution injuries and fatalities are coming into contact with power lines, improper use of equipment (human error), and problems with ground-fault protection.

Caught in-between

Also known as an excavation or trenching injury, caught-in-between injuries result in exposure to harmful chemicals and oxygen deprivation. Common causes include a lack of trench or protective system inspections, no protective system, unsafe access or exit, and unsafe spoil-pile placement.

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Recovery options for injured construction and industrial workers

Construction workers can recover financial compensation to pay for medical expenses and lost income in two main ways: a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Several factors need to be considered by injured workers to determine which type of claim to file.

Injured construction workers will usually be eligible for workers’ compensation. When an employee suffers a workplace injury, they are automatically entitled to compensation to pay for medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages. However, workers’ compensation doesn’t include non-economic damages like pain and suffering or emotional distress.

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What if a third party injured me?

When a construction worker is injured by another party associated with the employer or faulty machinery, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party or machinery manufacturer. A personal injury award includes both economic and non-economic damages, which are typically far more than what is paid in workers’ comp benefits.

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Our Oklahoma City construction accident attorney can review your case and determine your available legal options to seek the maximum award for your work injuries. We provide effective and personalized legal solutions on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay us any upfront costs or fees throughout the legal process until we win your case.

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