Injured workers can lose thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages, yet many workers fail to file for compensation, paying for workplace injuries out of pocket through ordinary health insurance. To gain the redress you deserve after workplace injuries, it’s important to understand these questions:
What is Workers Compensation?Workers compensation is a form of insurance designed to protect employees from the dangers and health risks associated with their job. Unlike ordinary health coverage, workers comp applies specifically to injuries that result from the workers’ job.
Employers must pay for:
Does my employer offer workers compensation?
Oklahoma requires most businesses to buy workers compensation insurance for their employees, but makes exceptions for:
How has the Oklahoma workers compensation system changed?
As of 1 February 2014, Oklahoma overhauled its workers compensation system, replacing a legal claims process with an administrative system to lower costs and speed up response times. Major changes include:
How do I file for workers compensation payments?
Under the new rules, you can file for compensation using these steps:
If you were injured while on the job, you are owed workers compensation for lost wages due to your injury. The lawyers at Laird Hammons Laird will make sure that you get the full compensation you are entitled to and are treated fairly and with respect during the process. Call us today at (405) 703-4567.