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Cancer Now A Work-Related Injury For Oklahoma Firefighters

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

Hurt on the Job? Oklahoma City Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Fight For You  

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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

by Jonathan

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

by Jonathan

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…)

Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission Begins Processing Claims

by Jonathan

Getting those who have been injured while on the job the benefits they need to cover expenses in a timely manner is important to officials in Oklahoma. In fact, vigorous efforts have been made to improve the state’s workers compensation system in recent years and the fruits of those labors are beginning to show. (more…)