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 members.
Who Carries Workers’ Comp in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, nearly every employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means almost all employees are covered. Exceptions to this rule are:
- Agricultural or horticultural employees who work for employers with less than $100,000 in yearly payroll
- Federal employees (these employees are covered under federal benefits)
- Independent contractors
While workers’ comp may seem fairly straightforward, collecting compensation is not always as easy as it should be. Therefore, it is always a good idea to talk to an attorney with experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury law.
The attorneys at Johnson & Biscone are here to provide experienced legal counsel to workers who have been injured on the job. If you need help understanding your rights and options, call us at 405-232-6490 to schedule a free case review today. We serve injured workers living throughout the state of Oklahoma.