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 no-fault insurance designed to provide benefits for employees who sustain an injury on the job. Because it’s “no-fault,” employees are eligible for workers’ compensation even when they play a role in their accident, unless grossly or intentionally negligent behavior is involved.
Under workers’ compensation, injured workers are entitled to 70 percent of their weekly earnings in addition to all medical expenses so long as the medical care is reasonable and related to the injury. Travel to and from medical appointments can also be covered.
Options for Those Not Covered
Independent contractors, sole proprietors, and others not covered by workers’ compensation can file a personal injury claim when injured while working. However, for a personal injury claim to be viable, there must be a negligent party, which can complicate the claims process and make it difficult to receive proper compensation. Talking to an attorney who handles workers’ comp and personal injury claims can help ensure you make the best decision for your case
Johnson & Biscone has a long and proud history of helping injured workers get the compensations they need to make the best recovery possible. If you need help, call us at 405-232-6490 to schedule a free case review and learn more about your rights.