Understanding The Workers’ Compensation Process In Oklahoma
The workers’ compensation process for employees in Oklahoma is complex, with intricate rules, procedures and timelines. If you are injured at work and wish to file a workers’ comp claim, you should understand the steps involved before you obtain benefits.
Five Important Steps To Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Oklahoma
Below is a general overview of the process in the state of Oklahoma.
Step one: Seek medical attention, then tell your employer
If you are injured at work, you should tell your employer immediately. Then, seek immediate medical attention, even if you think your injury seems minor or you’re unsure of its degree. Failing to take these steps could jeopardize your chance of recovery.
Step two: Seek legal guidance
Reaching out to a skilled Oklahoma City workers’ comp attorney who can advocate for your interest is very important if you wish to recover maximum compensation. At our office, we will discuss your claim over a free consultation, go over necessary documentation and discuss the next steps. You owe us nothing until we recover for you.
Step three: Determining qualification
Next, we need to obtain a compensability determination from the court. In basic terms, this is simply a process to make sure your injuries occurred during the scope of your work duties.
Step four: Recovering maximum compensation
If you qualify for benefits, we will work hard to obtain maximum compensation for your specific injuries or illness. We will work with your doctors to determine the type and level of disability and use that information to obtain benefits.
Step five: Appealing denied workers’ compensation benefits
Hopefully we will not need to appeal your case. However, if you are denied benefits, our attorneys will fight to make sure you get the benefits you need.
The Help You Need Through The Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Process
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, let us help. Our attorneys at Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm know the law and can offer step-by-step guidance throughout the entire process of your workers’ compensation claim.
Without a lawyer to advocate for you, you might not receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.