Tulsa Attorney Blog 4 Posts Tagged 'Oklahoma workers compensation reform'

  • Workers Compensation Deadline: Jan 31, 2014

    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 […]

  • Dissenting Justices See Flaws in New Oklahoma Workers Compensation Law

    When the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Dec. 16, 2014, upheld a bill that on Feb. 1, 2014, will replace the state’s 35-year-old Workers Compensation Court with a new administrative workers compensation system , three justices expressed some reservations. The justices’ dissent foreshadows challenges that could be leveled against the new workers compensation system. In upholding the new […]

  • Supreme Court Could Halt Demise of Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments that could save injured workers’ rights to legal representation. Oklahoma lawmakers earlier this year passed a bill that replaces the state’s judicial Workers Compensation system with an administrative system By assuming original jurisdiction to set a Dec. 10, 2013 hearing, the Supreme Court allowed attorneys to […]

  • Lawmakers Who Dismantled Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court Misunderstood the Law

    The Oklahoma Senate this week voted on the final version of a bill that will dismantle the current workers compensation court system and replace it with an administrative system. Some of those who voted on the bill appeared to misunderstand both the current workers compensation system and the new system they voted on. Legislators who […]