Summary Of Court Challenges – Part III

SUBROGATION Rogers v. Sims and UPS, Intervenor, Grady County District Court, CJ-2015-2 Challenge: UPS was trying to recover its comp payments in a death case through Section 43 subrogation. The Plaintiff argued that subrogation in a workers’ compensation death case in Oklahoma is unconstitutional. Decision: District Judge Richard Van Dyck ruled that Article 23, Section…

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Summary Of Court Challenges – Part IV

OIL AND GAS IMMUNITY Strickland v. Stephens Production Company, 2018 OK 6 Challenge: 85A O.S. Sec. 5(A) gave oil and gas operators immunity from third party negligence action. In other words, even if an oil and gas operator was negligent, it could not be sued by an employee of another company that was injured or…

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Summary Of Court Challenges – Part V

ISSUES PENDING JURISDICTION AND DEFINITION OF INJURY Lynch v. Bridgestone, Court of Existing Claims No. 2016-01031J Challenge: In a cumulative trauma injury with a date of awareness of 2013, does the Commission now have jurisdiction because more than two years passed from the effective date of the AWCA and the filing of the Form 3? Decision:…

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Authorities Investigating Oklahoma Rig Explosion, Deadliest U.S. Drilling Accident In Years

Federal and state authorities are investigating the cause of the deadly explosion and fire at a natural gas drilling rig in southeastern Oklahoma on Monday. Five workers died in what appears to be one of the country’s deadliest onshore drilling accidents. The well site, located near the town of Quinton, 100 miles south of Tulsa, was…

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How to Find an Attorney to Handle Semi Truck Accidents

Getting into a semi truck accident exposes you to civil, legal, and financial risks that come with dealing with the party at fault or the party that you injured. One of the first steps you should take when involved in this kind of predicament is finding a semi truck accident lawyer to help you with all the legal responsibilities…

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Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney For Your Case Involving Defective Products

Are you suffering from a personal injury caused by using a defective product?  It’s important to know that you have legal recourse.  By working with a defective products attorney, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.  The expertise of a lawyer that focuses on defective product injury is an essential resource if you want to recover…

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Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs – Bloomberg

Author: Peter Waldman, BloombergBusinessweek (USA), Published on 27 March 2017 Regina Elsea was a year old in 1997 when the first vehicle rolled off the Mercedes-Benz assembly line near Tuscaloosa. That gleaming M-Class SUV was historic. Alabama, the nation’s fifth-poorest state, had wagered a quarter-billion dollars in tax breaks and other public giveaways to land the…

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Why it is important to hire a Construction Site Accident Attorney?

If you’ve been the tragic victim of an accident at a construction site, you surely don’t deserve to bear the additional pain that could come from navigating the swampy waters of legal compensation.  Most construction site accidents occur due to the negligence of some individual or company.  Often workers are laboring under dangerous working conditions,…

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How to Handle a Car Accident?

Accidents can happen to anyone. You could be the best driver in your area and still have a run-in with someone driving unsafely who causes you harm. What’s important is to be prepared to make the right choices rather than beating your head over how you could have changed the outcome.With the number of vehicles…

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Bicycle Safety Features

In a previous article, we talked about avoiding bicycle accidents and cycling safety. Here we share some safety features and notes for those of you who like to ride bicycles! At Burton Law, safety for the community is always on our mind. Let’s talk about the wheels. The wheels of a bike play a very important…

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