Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Securing Benefits For Injured Tulsa & Broken Arrow Employees
As an employee in Oklahoma, you have protected rights to workers’ compensation benefits if you become injured in the workplace. Many employers are happy to help you through the process, but many are not, unfortunately. If your situation falls into the latter category, you don’t have to try to fight it on your own.
How Workers’ Compensation Works
The entire concept of workers’ compensation is an agreement between employer and employee. The employer agrees to cover any work-related injury costs — including lost wage reimbursement — and the employee agrees not to sue the employer after an accident.
What is Supposed to Happen
Ideally, you report your injury to your employer within 30 days of its occurrence or diagnosis. It is then their responsibility to notify their insurance provider in order to authorize the release of benefits to cover your medical expenses and at least 2/3 of your weekly wages while you’re out of work recovering.
What to Do & How We Can Help
Your responsibility is to report your injury as soon as possible and request that your employer begin the claim process. If you hit snags anywhere along the way, or if the insurance provider denies your claim, it’s important to retain legal counsel. First and foremost, we want to ensure you get the medical care you need to heal properly and quickly. Second, we work to get you the money you deserve from your wages.