Hurt on the Job?
Every year at least 5 million American workers are injured on the job according to OSHA. As a Bartlesville workers compensation attorney, I’ve met enough of the hard working men and women of Washington County, OK to know that a missed day of work can do a number on a family’s budget. The longer you wait, the longer you suffer in pain and you family’s finances take a hit. That’s when it’s time to talk to a Bartlesville attorney. That’s why if you’ve been injured in the office, work place or on the job site, I’m here to answer questions about your unique situation.
Since 1915, workers in Oklahoma have been entitled to workers’ compensation for medical costs along with other expense that arise after being hurt on the job. Quite often an employer, construction supervisor or contractor may not always share with you your full rights under the law. That’s why you need to discuss your injury not only for your sake but that of your family’s with a workers compensation attorney near your home in Bartlesville, OK.
Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Benefits
There are only two courts in the state of Oklahoma were you can file claims for workers’ compensation, those are in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The following list we’ve assembled show just a quick glimpse of the benefits available under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Oklahoma.
Medical Treatment: A worker is entitled to treatment for injuries suffered on the job. It’s important to note that an employer can select the primary doctor, but you can get a second opinion from a doctor that you select. Even after the primary doctor releases you from care, you can get a consultation from someone else.
Temporary Total Disability: If the doctor determines that an injured employee is unable to work because of medical reasons while still receiving treatment, the worker may be entitle to temporary total disability payments.
Temporary Partial Disability: If you’re injured on the job and unable to go back to the office full-time, but are able to return on a limited or part-time policy there are benefits that can pay 70% of the difference between wages before and after the on-the-job injury.
Medical Travel Reimbursement: Injured workers are eligible for reimbursement at the IRS mileage rate to receive medical treatment at the medical provider’s facility.
Permanent Partial Disability: The worker could possibly be entitled to compensation for any permanent limitations or physical impairment—which is often the case if the treatment included surgery.
Vocational Rehabilitation: If you can’t go back to your original position there are other options including workers compensation benefits in Oklahoma that entitle you to job placement services and training, or school for other types of work.
Continuing Medical Maintenance: If you require medication, , therapy, or treatment until you have completed the regimen then the employer or their insurance company could have to pay.
Again, this is just a glimpse into the world of workers’ compensation benefits in Oklahoma. You unique case could possibly benefit from one of the items mentioned above, but in order to find more you must discuss it with a qualified Bartlesville workers compensation attorney.
Free Consultation: Bartlesville Workers Compensation Attorney
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