A work accident can have a long-reaching impact, affecting quality of life for you and your family. When Oklahoma workers are injured on the job, they may assume that workers' compensation benefits are the only option for financial recovery, but they may have another choice. In some circumstances, a third-party personal injury claim may also be a valid way by which you can seek compensation after a work accident.
When a person falls and suffers injury, he or she may assume that the incident was caused by a lack of attention, clumsiness or other personal error. In reality, accidents are often caused by factors beyond the victim's control, sometimes even by dangerous property conditions. If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, you could be entitled to full compensation for damages.
Despite the fact that a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), many accident victims suffer from this type of injury in silence. Concussions are one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents, but due to the fact that some symptoms may not manifest until days or weeks later, they can be overlooked. These symptoms can last for an extended amount of time, lengthening a victim's recovery.
An Oklahoma man is recovering from a very serious accident that could have resulted in his death. Because of his close call and the lengthy recovery that he now faces, he is speaking out, warning against the dangers of distracted driving and how it can result in death or serious injury. The man has no memory of what happened in the collision or how he ended up in the hospital, but he was on his motorcycle at the time of the crash.