Workers Compensation

Is My Employer Required to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers that provides medical care for workers injured on the job. If employees are unable to resume working, workers’ comp can also provide replacement wages for stages of temporary or total disability. In the tragic event of death, workers’ compensation provides death benefits to surviving family …

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Severe Injury and Oil Field Accidents

Oil field workers face a high risk of injuries every day due to the seemingly endless hazards that create a potentially deadly work environment. To avoid becoming a victim of oil field accidents, workers must be aware of their surroundings and always take appropriate precautionary measures. Employers are required to ensure safety measures are in place …

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Eligibility for Oklahoma Work Injury Compensation

All employers with one or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Oklahoma. This means nearly every employee in Oklahoma is eligible for workers’ compensation. If you are unsure about your eligibility, give us a call to schedule a free consultation today. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a type of …

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You Shouldn’t Go Without Health Insurance

More than 27 million Americans lack health insurance. Not all employers offer health insurance, but it’s critical workers have protection. For injured workers, receiving quality, appropriate care can mean the difference between getting back on the job or living a life in pain with a permanent disability. At Johnson & Biscone, making sure our clients …

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Should You Disclose Medical Marijuana on a Job Application?

Medical marijuana has been legal in Oklahoma for more than four years. Dispensaries have popped up across the state, and new tax revenue is rolling in. When it comes to work, the law is clear: Employers may not discriminate in hiring, firing or work conditions based on people holding a medical marijuana license. In fact, …

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Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. The workers’ compensation claim process in Oklahoma is very complicated, and working with our attorneys can increase the likelihood that your claim is successful. We’ve created the following slide presentation to provide a basic overview of the workers’ …

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4 COVID-19 Workplace Safety Tips

Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The International Labour Organization has established this day to raise awareness for the importance of maintaining safe working environments. With the current COVID-19 crisis, a safe, healthy working environment is more important than ever before. While many businesses have temporarily shut their doors in an …

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What’s Popular Is Not Always What’s Right, Senator

State Sen. Julie Daniels (R-Bartlesville) continues her attack on injured Oklahomans. She authored Senate Joint Resolution 40, which could arbitrarily cap pain and suffering damages in civil cases at $350,000. This bill would seek to change the State’s Constitution. The bill passed the Senate 26-16 and now heads to the House of Representatives. However, a …

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