Oklahoma’s Most Dangerous Jobs

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Injured On The Job? Our Oklahoma City Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help You

CNN Business shared an article stating, “Americans do work hard. Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week, longer than their counterparts in the world’s largest economies. Many work even harder. Adults employed full-time report working an average of 47 hours per week.”   (more…)

Cancer Now A Work-Related Injury For Oklahoma Firefighters

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The National Fire Protection Association reported, “An estimated 374,000 U.S. homes catch fire annually.” Fires occur daily in the United States for reasons such as smoking, lighting candles, electrical issues, and cooking. Firemen place their lives in danger every day to save others. Although people realize the dangers involved with putting out fires, many people are unaware that firefighters also have an increased risk of being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)

Lawsuit Questions Constitutionality Of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Benefits Law

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When an employee working in The Sooner State is injured, they may have a right to Oklahoma workers’ compensation benefits. However, the laws governing how, and to whom, these benefits are distributed can be extremely complicated. In fact, these complications have led to two injured workers filing lawsuits against their employers and the case has made its way to the Supreme Court on a challenge regarding the constitutionality of certain parts of these laws. (more…)

How One Court Ruling Could Affect Your Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Benefits Claim

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If there’s one thing that’s been consistent in the Oklahoma workers’ compensation system over the last several years, it’s change. In 2013, the state revamped the way it would handle claims for Oklahoma workers’ compensation benefits from a judicial system to an administrative one. Now, a ruling issued by a judge could once again change the way Oklahoma workers’ compensation claims are handled. To understand this potential reform though, you must first understand the legalities of the state’s workers compensation system. (more…)

Family Awarded $503,000 In Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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When an employee in Oklahoma is injured or killed while performing their job duties, they or their family may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits; however, proving such a case can often be a difficult process—especially if the employer denies responsibility. (more…)

New Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation System Facing Heavy Scrutiny

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There have been some major changes made to the Oklahoma workers’ compensation system recently. One of those reforms is the implementation of an administrative panel to oversee the handling of work-related injury claims in the state, but the individuals who have been placed on the panel have already been accused of wrongdoings that could lead to employees not getting the benefits they deserve. (more…)