Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide workers with medical care and lost wage compensation when they suffer work-related injuries. But getting your benefits can be complicated, and you may be unsure if your employer or their insurer is offering you the full value of your claim. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we want to help protect your legal rights to the benefits you need to get better.
Our law firm is focused on helping injured Oklahomans get the money they need to pay their bills after workplace injuries. Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers today to get the help you deserve with your workers’ compensation claim. Just dial (877) 579-6800 or fill out a free online form to get in touch with our 24/7 team of legal professionals.
Helping You Get Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we know how frustrating the workers’ compensation claims process can bee. That’s why we want to take the stress off your shoulders and help you move forward with your life after a work injury.
WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS PROCESS
If you’re suffering from a work-related injury or illness, knowing what to expect during the workers’ comp claims process can help you focus on your recovery. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, getting your workers’ compensation benefits isn’t our only goal. We’re also here to ensure you feel informed about the status of your claim from the moment we begin helping you until the conclusion of your case.
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay us any attorney fees unless we get benefits for you. So don’t wait to get experienced legal help for your workers’ compensation claim. Just dial (405) 259-4366 or fill out a free online form to get in touch with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How does the workers’ comp process work?
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you can generally expect the following five steps:
Your claim is prepared and filed.
Our staff will assist you with your paperwork and gather the medical records needed to file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf.
Your deposition is taken.
A deposition allows your workers’ compensation insurance company to ask questions about your claim. Your attorney will attend your deposition with you to ensure you’re treated fairly and your rights are protected.
Your independent medical exam (IME) is scheduled.
An IME allows a doctor selected by your employer or their insurance company to review the severity of your injuries. If the results of your IME downplay the severity of your injuries, your attorney can dispute the findings.
Your lawyer negotiates a settlement.
Your attorney will attempt to settle your claim with your employer or their insurance company. If they refuse to offer a fair settlement, our legal team will prepare your claim to go to court.
You attend a hearing in front of a judge.
A judge from the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims will hear evidence and witness testimony regarding your injuries. The judge will then make a decision on the amount of benefits you should receive or dismiss your claim.
Helping You Get Better
We know the emotional and financial stresses caused by work injuries, and we want to make getting your benefits easy. From dealing with your work comp provider to ensuring you have strong witness testimony at your hearing, it’s our job to ensure you have the best possible chances of getting the benefits you need. Don’t face the workers’ comp claim process alone. Get help from Colbert Cooper Hill today.
4 STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOU’RE DENIED WORKERS’ COMP
Workers compensation benefits are supposed to provide the medical care and financial support you need to get better after a work-related injury or illness. But work comp providers sometimes deny claims to workers who deserve benefits—even when their claims have merit. If you’ve been denied workers’ comp benefits, Colbert Cooper Hill can help.
What Do I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied?
Following these steps can help you get workers’ compensation benefits if your claim is denied:
Read your denial letter.
Your denial letter will include the official reasons why your claim was denied. In some cases, simple errors must be corrected in order to get your claim approved.
Review your claim paperwork.
Your claims may have been denied because injuries weren’t fully documented or because your doctors failed to fill out required forms to the best of their abilities.
Check for administrative errors.
The Oklahoma workers’ compensation system deals with high volumes of paperwork every day, and an administrative error may have caused your denial.
Speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Our lawyers know the Oklahoma workers’ compensation system, and we know what it takes to file a strong claim. We’ll ensure your paperwork is complete, accurate, and on time, so you have the best possible chance of getting your benefits.
You Can Afford A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we don’t believe the cost of a lawyer should prevent you from getting the legal representation you deserve. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis—a promise that you won’t owe us legal fees unless we get results for your claim. It’s that simple. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.
WORKERS’ COMP RESOURCES
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we know the Oklahoma workers’ compensation system can be complex, confusing, and difficult to navigate. That’s why our team of Oklahoma workers’ compensation attorneys has put together this list of websites and resources to answer a few of the many questions you may have about your work-related injuries.
Oklahoma Department of Labor
Get Information regarding workplace safety and wage regulation, and review statistics regarding the state’s work force.
Oklahoma Insurance Department
Get the most up-to-date information regarding changes to Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system and learn about the rules that govern workers’ compensation benefits in the state.
If you have questions about your work-related injury, Colbert Cooper Hill has answers. Our staff is available around the clock to speak with you regarding your case, and because we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us any attorney fees if we don’t get money for you. So call (405) 259-4366 or fill out our free online consultation form and get the help you deserve today.
WORKERS’ COMP FAQ
Is every employer in Oklahoma required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage?
With few exceptions, every employer in Oklahoma must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you need help determining whether or not your employer falls under one of these exceptions, call Colbert Cooper Hill.
Who is entitled to receive workers’ compensation disability income?
Oklahoma law prevents workers from filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers. Instead, the state’s workers’ compensation system allows workers to get paid for lost wages, medical bills, and rehabilitation—no matter who was at fault for their injuries. Workers can file claims for workers’ compensation benefits after being:
Injured on the job.
Hurt during the course of work-related activities, such as in a car accident.
Sickened by an illness or disease caused by working conditions.
What should I do if I am injured on the job or have been exposed to an occupational disease?
Report any job-related injury to your supervisor as soon as possible, as a failure to do so can exclude you from receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
What are my employer’s responsibilities under the workers’ comp law?
Your employer must carry workers’ comp coverage, unless they are one of the few types of businesses excluded from Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation In addition, your employer cannot deduct premiums from your wages to pay for coverage. Employers must also report work-related injuries to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Can a work comp claim affect my ability to get hired at a new company?
In Oklahoma, potential employers cannot discriminate against you for filing a workers’ comp claim, and your current employer cannot fire you, discipline you, or retaliate against you because you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim.