Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm

Attorneys at Law

An Oklahoma Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Litigation Group

“We want to help”

405-254-8461

or

866-439-5849

Posts tagged "workers' compensation"

How to file a workers' compensation claim

Oklahoma residents who have suffered injuries while on the job may not know what they need to do to seek medical and financial care from their employers. Workers' compensation benefits are offered to most employed individuals and filing claims is actually fairly easy. The problem comes with achieving insurance approval and full benefits for losses suffered.

Oklahoma workers' compensation: 1 injured at Goodyear plant

An incident at the Goodyear plant in Comanche County that left one employee injured is currently being investigated. The event occurred Thursday, Aug. 30. As employers in Oklahoma are required to have workers' compensation insurance, the injured worker may file the claims necessary to have his or her losses covered.

Workers' compensation covers occupational hearing loss

No one expects to experience hearing loss because of their job, but it happens all too often in Oklahoma and across the country. Every year, millions of individuals are exposed to hazardous noises and substances in their places of work that can cause them to experience temporary or permanent hearing loss. Thankfully, workers' compensation benefits do cover occupational hearing loss.

Covering medical costs with workers' compensation

You were going about your day just like every other day, then it happened. While at work, you suffered an injury for which you required medical care. This could be an injury resulting from a one-time accident or it could be the result of repetitive movements you make every day. The burden of paying for your medical care is weighing heavily on your mind. Thankfully, whether you reside in Oklahoma or elsewhere, you may be entitled to access workers' compensation benefits in order to cover the costs of your medical care.

Oklahoma workers' compensation: 2 construction workers injured

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. 

Have questions about the types of workers' compensation?

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.

Workers' compensation: Ceiling collapsed on construction worker

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.

Workers' compensation claim or third-party lawsuit -- or both?

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.

Oklahoma workers' compensation: 2 hurt in recent crash

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.

What does age have to do with workers' compensation claims?

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?

Email Us For A Response

No Recovery, No Fee. Contact Our Firm Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Location

Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm
1601 NW Expressway, Suite 1210
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Toll Free: 800-542-4424
Phone: 405-848-4444
Fax: 405-843-1246
Oklahoma City Law Office Map