Workers' Compensation Archives

Oklahoma company faces fines over fatal workplace accident

An Oklahoma drilling company is facing fines after a fire at the facility led to the death of three workers and left two others injured. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is likely that an open-flame heater caused the fatal workplace accident. Eighteen months before the accident, OSHA cited the same company for an incident that also involved an open-flame heater.

When is a wrongful death claim appropriate?

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you are grieving and could be facing a myriad of financial losses that you never expected. Unfortunately, fatal car accidents are frequently accompanied by medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses associated with end-of-life care. For many Oklahoma families left behind, it is reasonable to consider seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Avoiding work injury related to heat exposure

As summer begins, it is important to note how the higher temperatures could affect the health and safety of all outdoor workers. It is of utmost importance for employers to take necessary steps to protect the well-being of their workers and avoid any work injury or illness related to heat or sun exposure. With the right understanding and training, these types of injuries can be avoided. 

A third-party personal injury claim: The right choice for you?

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.

Work injury and young workers: Promoting safety on the job

When young workers seek employment, it is often with the intention of saving for their education or other future needs. While working is a great way to gain real-world experience, it can also bring the risk of injury for young workers. Oklahoma employers must make every effort to promote safety in the workplace and properly train every person on the job to detect risks and avoid work injury, both young and old.