Permanent Disability Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides financial assistance and medical benefits to employees who are injured while performing a job related duty. In order to obtain workers’ comp benefits, employees must work for eligible employers who are covered by workers’ comp insurance coverage (a majority of employers in Oklahoma – with the … Read morePermanent Disability Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Chain Saw Safety in the Workplace

Chain saws are used in a variety of jobs including construction and woodworking. Operating a chainsaw can be hazardous, because the machines are designed to slice through thick and heavy materials easily. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration maintains the position that chainsaw safety can be improved if people follow the OSHA guidelines and use … Read moreChain Saw Safety in the Workplace

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

When employees are hurt on the job, they may face considerable obstacles to recovering the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Although there are various legal pathways in place to ensure that victims receive compensation to aid them in the recovery process, navigating these legal procedures can be difficult and overwhelming, especially during … Read moreWorkers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

OK Construction Worker Struck By Car, Driver Flees the Scene

A construction worker in Oklahoma was struck by a vehicle while working on an underground water line in the area of NE 121 and Kelley Avenue. According to Oklahoma City police, they arrested a man after he drove into a construction zone, hit Clayton Crawford, 57, with his car and fled the scene. Thirty-year-old Damian … Read moreOK Construction Worker Struck By Car, Driver Flees the Scene

OSHA Launches Safety Stand-Down to Reduce Job Site Hazards in Oil and Gas Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering up with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network (STEPS) to sponsor a safety stand-down, running from January 24 through February 28. The goal of the safety stand-down is to promote safety and health practices at gas and oil exploration … Read moreOSHA Launches Safety Stand-Down to Reduce Job Site Hazards in Oil and Gas Industry

NCCI Reports Work Vehicle Accidents, Claims Down During Recession

Accidents involving work-related vehicles declined during the recent recession, and likely contributed to a decrease in the number of workers’ compensation claims resulting from such collisions, reported NCCI Holdings Inc. earlier this month. If you have been injured in an accident while driving a work vehicle in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation … Read moreNCCI Reports Work Vehicle Accidents, Claims Down During Recession

Industrial Accidents Endanger Oklahoma Workers

On June 4, 2010, more than a dozen people were affected by an industrial accident in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, a 55-gallon drum of chloromethyl naphtalene released corrosive vapors when it was punctured at the Old Dominion Freight Line facility near Harvard Avenue and Dawson Road. Fifteen people were affected by … Read moreIndustrial Accidents Endanger Oklahoma Workers