How to File a Workers Compensation Claim in Oklahoma

Knowing your rights is the first step to protecting them. This is why educating yourself on your most basic rights as an employee is critical should you sustain an injury within your workplace. Of these locations, the workplace is probably where you spend most of your time. This makes it the one most likely place…

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4 Steps to Take After Being Injured at Work

A workplace injury can be a devastating experience when your ability to work and provide for your family is threatened. That is why you should know what steps to take to obtain Oklahoma workers’ compensation and recover from the damages that the injury may cause. Working with an expert workers compensation lawyer from Burton Law Group is…

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Insurance Con

This week Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak once again has joined other elected officials and others in the continued assault on Oklahoma’s working families. In comments issued last Friday Commissioner Doak warned that the recent Oklahoma Supreme Court decision restoring a fraction of the massive benefit cuts Doak has championed under the guise of “reform”…

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Workers Compensation Information PART 1

Each state has its own workers compensation laws that require employers to provide their workers with insurance coverage. They can be difficult to understand. Not all employers are required to carry workers’ comp coverage but MOST are. Depending on the state, some smaller companies with a limited number of employees are exempt from having to provide coverage. Other…

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Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers Comp

One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers? by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR October 14, 2015 STANDING BEFORE A GIANT MAP in his Dallas office, Bill Minick doesn’t seem like anyone’s idea of a bomb thrower. But backed by some…

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Who is covered by Workers Compensation in Oklahoma?

Did you know that work-related injuries or illnesses are covered by workers compensation? People often think of getting hurt on the job – from a fall, or a piece of machinery. But people also get sick from their job as well. If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you will have to show that your injury or illness…

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Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

Wondering what constitutes a worker’s compensation claim?When are you eligible, what type of injuries are “compensable”? Pretty much, if you are at work or performing a task for your employer, and you get hurt, you are eligible to file a compensation claim. BUT there are exceptions. If you are a volunteer, or if you did something /…

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Summary of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION OVERVIEW Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides compensation for disability, medical and recuperation benefits, for workers injured on the job. In the case of a fatal accident of an employee, it includes benefits to the employee’s wards. Under workers’ compensation, both workers and employers are protected. Each covered employee has a…

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