If you’ve been injured at work you have rights under Oklahoma workers compensation law. Oklahoma law requires employers to carry workers comp insurance. This insurance requirement applies to all employers and is intended to protect you in the event of injury.
Workers compensation insurance provides you with insurance coverage in the event of an on the job injury. If you’re injured on the job you are entitled to medical treatment. You are also entitled to certain disability payments. The payments you receive will depend on the extent of your injury.
Although you have rights under Oklahoma workers compensation law there are many requirements you must comply with. If you fail any one requirement you may put your claim at risk. Our Tulsa workers compensation attorneys help you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.
Report Your On The Job Injury:
The law requires that you report the injury to your employer. It sounds straight forward but you’d be surprised of the litigation that results from trimly reporting. The truth is that sometimes injured workers choose to tough out the injury. The worker may decide to see if it gets better while they continue working. This is where the problems begin. For over 10 years our Oklahoma workers compensation attorneys have fought insurance companies over timely reporting.
You’re Entitled To Medical Treatment:
If injured on the job your employer must provide you with medical treatment. The treatment must be provided promptly. This medical treatment entitles you to whats called reasonable and necessary treatment. This treatment lasts until you’ve reached maximum improvement. The problem here is that what the insurance company believes is reasonable and necessary isn’t always whats best for you.With the work comp insurance company always trying to close your medical out you should be concerned. Don’t go it alone call our Tulsa workers compensation attorneys today.
Workers Compensation Disability Payments:
If you’re injured on the job you may be entitled to disability payments. There are several types of workers compensation disability due to you as an injured worker. From the very beginning you may be entitled to temporary disability payments. These payments are paid to you in the event you cant go back to work while you’re treating. Once you’re done treating you may be entitled to more disability payments. This is whats called permanent total or permanent partial disability. Which disability you are entitled to depends on the injury itself. Our Tulsa workers compensation attorneys will help you get the disability payments owed to you.
Over the past several years workers comp laws have changed. As the politicians do what politicians do Oklahoma workers have suffered. With intense pressure, some Oklahoma law makers have worked to limit your right to medical treatment through workers comp insurance. Together with the insurance companies your rights continue to be attacked. If you’ve been injured talk to one of out Tulsa workers compensation attorneys. The consultation is free and you pay nothing unless we get you money.
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