Workers Compensation

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 two 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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Legal Changes Will Help Injured Oklahoma Workers

In 2013, the Oklahoma Legislature changed the state worker’s compensation system from a judicial process to an administrative system. They implemented new rules and a new system designed to make it harder for working people to receive fair compensation when they are injured on the job. After years of fighting, we’ve begun to chip away …

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When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, you may be wondering whether you need the assistance of a workers’ compensation lawyer. While the answer to this question depends on the nature and severity of your injury, these cases can be very complex and working with an experienced attorney is always the best way to ensure your …

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The Truth About “Hellhole” Designation

The American Tort Reform Foundation recently named Oklahoma a “judicial hellhole” along with nine other states. ATRF claims it fights for defendants’ rights in civil lawsuits. What they really mean is they want to protect corporations from being held responsible for their bad actions. They want to make it harder for workers to receive compensation …

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