In Oklahoma, new laws could impose some restrictions for workers who are injured on the job. The regulations define all requirements for employers and all expectations of how claims are processed. A worker’s compensation lawyer can help workers who need clarity about their rights in the claims.
How Does the Law Define the Employer’s Requirements?
The laws in Oklahoma require all employers to purchase worker’s compensation insurance after hiring at least one worker. The coverage must provide disability benefits, rehabilitation services, and payment for all medical care. The only exception to the law is when employers can provide coverage through their own capital effectively.
Who Manages Worker’s Compensation When Legal Claims are Filed?
The laws were modified in 2014 and allow all claims to be managed by the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission. The court doesn’t manage the cases unless the worker files a lawsuit against their employer and/or their insurer. …