Workers’ Comp FAQ

  1. Is every employer in Oklahoma required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage?
    Yes. 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.
  2. 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

    If you’re suffering from a work-related illness or injury, contact Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys today. Our experienced Oklahoma workers’ comp lawyers are here to prepare a strong claim on your behalf, so you can get the benefits you need to get better and get back to work. Contact us 24/7—just dial (877) 579-6800 or complete a free online form today.

  3. 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.
  4. 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 laws. 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.
  5. Can a work comp claim affect my ability to get hired at a new company?
    No. 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.