Workers' Compensation Archives

If the accident was my fault, can I get workers' compensation?

Like the other states, Oklahoma's workers' compensation system is a no-fault system. What this means is that, even if an injured worker in or around Ponca City, Oklahoma, could have prevented his or her own injury with a little more care or even if he or she outright violated a company rule, an Oklahoma employer is still supposed to pay workers' compensation benefits.

Is there any type of work accident I can't get compensation for?

As many readers of this blog recognize already, Oklahoma's workers' compensation system is considered no fault, meaning that if a Ponca City worker gets hurt on the job, then he or she can get help with medical expenses and income replacement even if he or she is partially or even almost completely responsible for an accident.

Tips for employers to protect workers from falls

Slipping or stumbling and then falling is one of the common reasons Ponca City, Oklahoma workers get hurt at work, and thus have to submit workers' compensation claims. Although employers in Oklahoma cannot prevent every work-related accident, the good news is that they can with several strategies reduce the likelihood that a worker will fall and get hurt while on the job.

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.