October 2015 Archives

Pedestrians more likely to sustain serious injury in a crash

Across the United States, pedestrian deaths are a big problem. Oklahoma readers will note that in the United States, as per information compiled in 2012, a pedestrian death occurred every 2 hours, with pedestrian injuries occurring every seven minutes. The frequency of these accidents serves as a reminder of the increased risk of serious injury and death faced by those who choose to travel by foot.

What benefits are available through workers' compensation?

When a person suffers an injury at work, he or she is entitled to certain benefits through workers' compensation. However, actually obtaining rightful workers' compensation benefits can be a complicated process, one that can involve confusing paperwork and even a denial of a claim. Injured Oklahoma workers have the right to a full recovery, both physically and financially.

Do you have a valid premises liability claim? We can help.

If injured on another party's property, you may feel overwhelmed by the situation. It is possible that, in addition to physical pain and suffering, you are also facing medical bills and lost wages from missed work. It is entirely possible that negligent maintenance or dangerous premises caused your injury. Victims of this type of negligence may have grounds for a premises liability claim.

Workplace accident victim? Safety violations may be to blame.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently released a list of common safety violations. Oklahoma workers know that unnecessary risks, lack of proper training and safety violations of all kinds increase the risk of a workplace accident and the injury or death of workers. When a worker is injured on the job, it is important to be informed of his or her rights regarding financial benefits, medical care and even legal assistance. 

Claiming workers' compensation after an on-the-job death

An Oklahoma man was found dead at work from what were officially deemed unknown causes. Even though the authorities promised the man's wife that they would find out why her husband died, she is still waiting for the answer. Workers' compensation death benefits are typically applicable when an on-the-job accident or an illness suffered at work results in a fatality. Without a finding specifying the cause of death, the task of claiming benefits may be more difficult.