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Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission Begins Processing Claims

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

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…)

Two Workers Killed And Another Injured In Oklahoma Plant Explosion

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

The dangers that fires and explosions pose to workers in numerous industries are a serious threat to safety. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 132 individuals died in 2012 as a result of such accidents. The Oklahoma Workers Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that an explosion and subsequent fire that broke out at an Oklahoma steel mill yesterday was responsible for claiming the lives of two workers and left another seriously injured. (more…)

Oklahoma Workers Compensation Lawyers Examine Dangers Of Transportation Accidents

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

There are countless hazards workers face each day, but the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain the most significant danger employees across all industries must avoid are transportation accidents. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2012, such accidents accounted for roughly 41 percent of all workplace fatalities, meaning 2 of every 5 on-the-job deaths were the result of transportation accidents. (more…)

Changes To Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Law Expected To Move Forward

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

The state of Oklahoma is making major changes to the way claims for workers’ compensation benefits are processed. The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that while the constitutionality of these changes were recently challenged in a lawsuit, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled earlier this week the changes were within the scope of the law and could proceed with an implementation date of February 2014. (more…)

Oklahoma Worker Injured After Striking Power Line In Lift Bucket

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

There are many dangers workers in today’s industries face every day while on the job. The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that one of the most common accidents to affect employees is coming into contact with objects or equipment on the work site. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than 15 percent of all workplace fatalities last year were the result of such incidents. (more…)

Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Bill To Be Addressed By State Supreme Court

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

When a worker is injured on the job, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that the individual’s employer may be held responsible for any medical bills and lost wages the victim may have incurred. For decades though, the state of Oklahoma’s system for handling such claims was found to be insufficient. This has prompted a new bill that will supposedly reform many of the problems the system had. (more…)