The Help You Need Through The Workers' Comp Process

If you have been injured at work and have started the workers' compensation process on your own, you know how challenging and complicated the process can be. You should not try to handle this on your own. Working with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can minimize the stress and increase the chance of getting the full compensation you need.

At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm in Oklahoma City, our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We will help you understand your rights and options, and walk you through every step of the workers' compensation process.

Step By Step

Before the actual workers' compensation process begins, there are a few things you absolutely must do right away after the accident. Seek medical attention right away. Tell your employer about the accident and injuries you sustained, and fill out an accident report. Failing to take these steps could jeopardize your chance to obtain compensation.

  • Step 1: We will meet you in your initial consultation and discuss your case. Assuming you have a claim, we will go through the initial forms and documentation with you and discuss the steps going forward.

It is important to note that there are no costs or payments required upfront. Our lawyers are only paid if we successfully obtain compensation for you, and our fees are regulated by the state of Oklahoma in workers' compensation claims.

  • Step 2: Next, we need to obtain a compensability determination from the court. For a claim to be deemed compensable in the hearing process, the accident must have occurred during the regular scope of employment and the accident resulted in the need for medical treatment.
  • Step 3: Next we will work to obtain compensation for you. Depending on the type of injury, there are various options for compensation available. We will work with the doctors to determine the type and level of disability you are eligible to receive. Our lawyers will set up the meeting with the doctors and obtain a thorough report that we will use at your trial to obtain compensation for you.
  • Step 4: Hopefully we won't need to appeal your case, but it is not uncommon for the workers' compensation system to minimize or deny legitimate claims. If you are denied benefits, our attorneys will fight for you in the appeals process to make sure you get what you need.

Each case is unique, with its own challenges and nuances. Our attorneys know the law, and we want to help you through the process to make sure you obtain the best compensation package available.

Contact Our Lawyers For A Free Consultation

We work on contingency, so you will not pay any fees until we win. Call us at 405-254-8461 (866-439-5849 toll free) or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.