Workers Compensation

Injury & Accident Attorneys Serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman & all of Oklahoma

Posted: September 14, 2015
This article was published September 6, 2015, as a banner headline on the Sunday newspaper. It is a travesty and an embarrassment to the worker of Oklahoma that a state agency is negotiating with employers regarding fines which are to be imposed for failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance… Read Full Post
Posted: September 01, 2015
Oral argument is set before the Oklahoma Supreme Court in case No. 113,811 for 9:30am, Sept. 30, 2015. The appeal challenges: The use of the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides, Sixth Edition, to rate disability The deferment of permanent partial disability awards if a worker returns to… Read Full Post
Posted: January 16, 2014
February 1 marks the day of transition for the Oklahoma workers’ compensation system. Cases filed before this date will remain with the existing Workers' Compensation Court, which will become the Court of Existing Claims. Any injury case after the first of the month will be handled by… Read Full Post
Posted: December 16, 2013
The verdict of the challenged Oklahoma workers’ compensation law is that the new law is constitutional and will take effect in February of next year. The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the challenge today just one week after hearing oral arguments by both sides of the debate. The new workers’… Read Full Post
Posted: December 02, 2013
After two Oklahoma state lawmakers and the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma challenged the new workers’ compensation law, the Oklahoma Supreme Court will hear attorney arguments on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted the case to determine the constitutionality of the new… Read Full Post
Posted: October 30, 2013
A workers comp scenario begins when a worker gets hurt on the job. Whether it’s a slip and fall case, injury from machinery or exposure to harmful products, an employer is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of employees while on the job. When an employer neglects safety or decides to… Read Full Post
Posted: October 08, 2013
After a complete workers’ compensation system overhaul in Oklahoma was signed into law in May, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is being formally challenged. Those who filed the challenge are state Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, state Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and the Professional Fire Fighters of… Read Full Post
Posted: September 26, 2013
If you are injured on the job, you may wonder whether or not you need the services of an Oklahoma workers’ compensation attorney. If your employer is allowing you to collect any lost wages, have your medical expenses covered and be retained, are legal services really necessary? While on the… Read Full Post
Posted: September 05, 2013
Coming February 1, 2014 are new workers’ compensation laws in Oklahoma, changing the current system from a court-based system to one that is administrative. The intent is to save employers greater amounts of money as they can opt-out of certain benefits that they deem unreasonable. With an… Read Full Post
Posted: August 31, 2013
You don’t plan to get hurt at work. Actually, you don’t plan to get hurt ever, which is why a sudden injury at your workplace could cause serious disruption in your life. You may need immediate medical attention or you could possibly miss several days or weeks of work because of the seriousness of… Read Full Post