In the early morning hours of July 6, two Oklahoma-based construction workers were working on the Peoria bridge in Tulsa when a passing semitrailer struck the bucket they were in. Both men were critically injured in the event. As this happened while they were on the clock, workers' compensation benefits should help them and their families cover the financial losses they are experiencing because of this incident.
You were hurt in an accident at work. You know you may be eligible to receive workers' compensation, but getting it is confusing and you don't even know what type you qualify for. Do not let your opportunity to collect benefit pass you by because you are not sure of how the system works. An experienced Oklahoma-based workers' compensation attorney can help you as you seek coverage for your losses.
A fire crew was called to a construction site in Oklahoma City after receiving reports that the building had collapsed, injuring at least one individual. The victim's injuries were not classified as emergent, but he was transported to a medical center for evaluation and treatment. As his injuries occurred while on the job, workers' compensation should cover medical expenses and lost income he experiences as a result of this incident.
While workers in Oklahoma may find comfort in knowing that their employers carry insurance to cover their medical expenses and lost wages in the event of on-the-job injuries, they may not realize that some claims for benefits are rejected. Also, workers' compensation typically pays for medical expenses and only a portion of lost income, which in many cases only cover a fraction of the financial losses. The insurance system does not compensate workers for future medical expenses and income losses, nor does it cover emotional damage such as pain and suffering.
What started out as a normal day for two Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers ended with both of them in the hospital. While on the job, the vehicle these two individuals were in was hit by a semitrailer. Due to the circumstances of this event, the victims may utilize workers' compensation benefits and possibly be able to file third-party claims against the trucker and his employer.
Many people in Oklahoma and all across the country are choosing to work well into their retirement years. This may be out of want or financial need. Studies are showing, though, that older workers are filing more workers' compensation claims than ever before. What does age have to do with it?
You went into work just like any other day. After clocking in and checking your schedule, you got in your work vehicle and started about your day. While on your way to your first appointment, a car ran through a red light and slammed into you. You were hurt pretty severely, but many of your losses are being taken care of through your workers' compensation benefits. Your question is, though, "in Oklahoma, can I file a third-party claim against the driver who hit me?"
In large metropolitan locations such as Oklahoma City, there is no shortage of construction projects underway. Though the vast majority of these projects are completed without any major delays or work-related injuries, the potential always exist for a serious accident that can cause workers to suffer injuries that require extended time off of work. In these types of situations, the injured employee will often file for benefits through the worker's compensation program.
Undoubtedly, one of the most dangerous professions in America is drilling for oil. On any given day, an oil rig worker is in close range of the highly combustible material that could possibly explode at any given moment. In a recent tragedy, five Oklahoma oil rig workers were killed when a gas well exploded and now their families may benefit from filing a worker's compensation claim.
Many Oklahoma workers know what it is like to suffer injuries on the job. Even in situations where physical pain and disability are minor, an on-the-job accident can interfere a worker's ability to do his or her job. Basically, that is why the workers' compensation program exists, to help such workers cover medical expenses and make ends meet when they aren't able to be on-site, earning paychecks during recovery.