Workers injured on the job in Oklahoma have two more days to file claims under the current workers compensation system. A legislative initiative dismantled the current Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court system, to be replaced Feb. 1 by an administrative system overseen by a newly created Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission.
While injured workers have limited rights to representation by an attorney under the new system, the administrative process limits injured employees’ ability to contest findings and sets new limits on how much injured employees may be compensated. In some cases, employers may use part of your compensation for partial disabilities to fund their effort to put you back to work. Some employers may even form company committees to make initial determinations about who is eligible for compensation.
If you were injured prior to the Jan. 31, 2014 deadline, your best opportunity seek compensation is to file a claim before the end of business on Jan. 31, 2014. For a free consultation with a Tulsa workers compensation attorney, contact Wirth Law Office immediately at (918) 879-1681 or toll free at 1 (888) Wirth-Law. If you prefer written correspondence, you may submit a question through the form at the top right of this page.
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