Tulsa Attorneys For Injuries at Work & Industrial Accidents
Industrial accidents refer to a broad range of accidents that may occur in any type of industrial industry, including the manufacturing, food, mining and construction industries. Examples of industrial accidents include machinery failure, crane or forklift accidents, flammable vapor explosions, pipe explosions, fires, and equipment malfunctions. Because of the variety of activities and the various job duties of the workers who may be present at a given site, the manner in which such accidents occur is unlimited.
The personal injury attorneys at The Barkett Law Firm have handled a wide variety of industrial and construction accident cases over the course of two decades, and understand how to handle even the most complex litigation involving multiple parties and serious injuries.
Liability in Oklahoma industrial accidents
Generally, a property owner must provide contract employees with a reasonably safe place to work, and both the owner and employees of other contractors may be liable to an injured person for their acts and omissions amounting to negligence. Machinery, equipment and industrial accidents may involve:
- Improperly built and poorly designed machinery
- Injuries from falling products, equipment and materials
- Construction equipment accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Conveyor belt accidents
- Unguarded table saws
- Printing press accidents
- Meat grinder injuries
- Window cleaning scaffold falls
- Steam explosions
- Elevator accidents
Analyzing the relative responsibilities of the different parties involved in an industrial accident can be complex. Most accident scenarios involve a plant owner, a general contractor and numerous sub-contractors with each of these parties having a number of employees. Depending on the facts of each case and the relationships of the parties, one or more of these parties may be immune from a lawsuit by the injured party due to the existence of worker's compensation insurance coverage which provides medical and indemnity benefits to an injured person.
At The Barkett Law Firm, we have handled many different types of industrial accident cases in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma, including those involving catastrophic injuries such as amputations, paralysis and head injuries. We are experienced and adept at analyzing the facts of an industrial accident, evaluating and litigating the case from its inception through trial.
Contact a Tulsa legal team who has experience with industrial accidents
If you, a family member or a co-worker has been injured in an industrial or construction accident, please contact The Barkett Law Firm and one of our attorneys will be pleased to speak with you concerning your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney's fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.