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Get all of the workers' comp benefits you need. Avoid a denied claim.

Thousands of Oklahoma workers risk their health and safety every day to earn an income. If you are one of them, you might suffer from exposure to dangerous gases and fumes from toxic chemicals, harsh weather conditions, dangerous moving parts of machines, extreme heights or other hazardous conditions. Your body may be taxed with repetitive pulling, lifting, pushing, crawling and crouching.

3 reasons to talk to an attorney after a work-related injury

Getting into a work-related accident can have a major impact on your life. If you fall and suffer a serious back injury, you could be unable to work, lift your kids up or sleep in your own bed. And in addition to the massive medical bills that are piling up, you can struggle to pay your mortgage and provide the things your family needs.

An "F" is not OK

Upon first receiving their report card, students often find themselves under a great deal of stress over the uncertainty of the results. For many, a grade can make a significant difference in their future and how others view them.

Uber's version of workers’ comp: Innovative or insufficient?

To say Uber has experienced “growing pains” in their relatively short existence would be the definition of an understatement. Controversial disputes with Google, hostile workplace scandals, and high-level resignations (most recently, their CEO) have tarnished the image of the rideshare company.

Should you report a seemingly minor workplace injury?

After first suffering an injury, you may not fully understand its severity. In many cases, a relatively minor-seeming injury proves to be much more serious than initially believed, especially if symptoms and signs of trauma do not immediately manifest. If you get injured at work but the injury doesn't seem severe, you may wonder if your injury is even worth reporting.

Get help and report soon after suffering an injury at work

Work-related injuries happen every day. If you are one of the many Oklahoma residents who have suffered injuries in a work accident, you need to get help and report as soon as possible. If you do not, you run the risk of having workers' compensation claims denied and having to cover your losses out of pocket. That is something most people simply cannot afford.

Is a factory of the future putting workers’ futures at risk?

Tesla’s “factory of the future” was once a decommissioned, unionized car plant based in Fremont, California. CEO Elon Musk repurposed the facility that now house giant robots that shape and fold sheets of metal. Named after X-Men from movie and comic book fame, they work alongside 10,000 human counterparts.

Facebook’s live video problem

While posting videos on Facebook was a popular activity, the social media giant decided to up the ante, allowing their users the opportunity to broadcast live video. Users were able to document the simplest of tasks to the most significant events in their lives. The possibilities are endless.

Workers Memorial Day set for April 28

Thousands of workers in a variety of industries die and millions more are seriously injured or sickened every year while on the job. The primary culprits are employers who cut corners in protecting the well-being of their employees and outright violate the law. Profits come at the expense of people.

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