The Workers' Compensation Act protects employees who have been injured on the job. However, many people do not understand their rights under workers' comp law and do not know where to turn for help. The experienced Tulsa workers' compensation attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC know the relevant law and help injured employees get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys file hundreds of workers' comp claims each year and successfully fight for the rights of injured Tulsa employees.
If you have been injured at work in Tulsa, you may be entitled to full compensation for all medical expenses incurred as a result of a job-related accident. However, injuries resulting from an accident are not the only types of injuries covered under the Workers' Compensation Act. Surgery, heart attack, hearing loss, carpel tunnel syndrome, re-injury of an existing condition, and injuries from cumulative trauma are also covered under the Act, if they occur at work or as a result of working conditions. Medical expenses covered under the Workers' Compensation Act include first aid and emergency services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, physician's fees, and prescription medication.
Other benefits for which a Tulsa employee may be eligible include reimbursement for income lost as a result of an injury or job-related disability. For example, if you are unable to work, you may receive weekly checks or may be entitled to lifetime disability benefits if you are permanently disabled. If you are able to return to work, you may receive rehabilitation and job training, as well as partial disability. Your spouse and children may be eligible for death and survivor benefits. The Oklahoma worker's compensation attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC will evaluate your case and help you file your claim to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
While the Workers' Compensation Act protects the rights of employees, it also protects employers from frivolous claims. Tulsa employers and employees both have rights and responsibilities under the Act. If you are injured at work, you must be sure to report the incident as soon as possible. Under the Act, you have 30 days to report your injury; however, the sooner you report it, the better. Be sure to report your injury to a supervisor, and document it in writing if at all possible. You have up to 2 years to file a claim, but the injury must have been reported within 30 days of the occurrence. If you sustain a work-related injury in Tulsa, be sure to give your physician a full, detailed description of your injury and the symptoms and pain associated with it. Your incident report at work and your physician's report of your injury will help your lawyers and your case if your claim is disputed.
For years, injured Tulsa employees have turned to the seasoned attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC for help. Our attorneys fight tirelessly to make sure injured employees receive the benefits they need and deserve. With thousands of workers' comp cases filed and successfully won, the attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC have the experience to fight for your rights and win. Contact the Tulsa office of Lawter & Associates, PLLC to ensure you receive the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.
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