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.
According to an article from NewsOK, Senate Bill 1062 moves the state from a workers’ compensation system that utilizes the courts to an administrative process. Proponents of the new system say it will improve efficiency and stimulate economic growth, while those against the new law claim it will cut workers benefits if they are injured.
Similar laws have been tossed out after being found unconstitutional in the pas. Now, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments from both sides regarding the newest attempts at reform. The hearing is set to take place October 16.
J. Colbert’s team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how complicated and confusing the process for filing workers’ compensation can be. That is why the firm is here to help if you have been hurt while working and need assistance getting through the process of filing a claim.