Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Oklahoma
Answers from dependable attorneys in Tulsa
At Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford, our skilled team of lawyers has seen it all when it comes to workers’ compensation cases. Due to the complex nature of this area of law, you likely have some questions before you get started. Below you’ll find the most common questions we encounter, as well as answers that will help you determine if you should seek further compensation for your workplace injury.
- How long should I wait to report a workplace accident to my employer?
- What benefits may I receive under Oklahoma workers’ compensation law?
- Which types of medical expenses are covered by workers’ compensation benefits?
- What should I do if my claim is denied?
- Will I be able to choose my own physician?
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If an accident occurs at your workplace and there is the possibility of injury, you should report it to your employer as soon as possible. This is especially true if there is an actual injury, as workers’ compensation claims may be denied if the employee fails to report the injury within 30 days.
All necessary medical treatment that comes as a result of an injury on the job is covered by workers’ compensation insurance. To receive benefits under the law, however, you must be unable to perform your job duties for at least three full days.
According to Oklahoma workers’ compensation law, you may be eligible to receive benefits for all necessary medical treatments, within reason, that are required due to a workplace injury. In many cases, this also includes prescriptions, medical supplies, travel expenses and other related costs.
If you receive a notice of denial from your employer or an insurance company for your workers’ compensation claim, you have the option of filing a claim petition to seek initial compensation. This process may include hearings or mediation to bridge the gaps between you and your employer or their insurance carrier.
While in the past people claiming workers’ compensation benefits could choose their own doctors, this law has been changed within the past several years. Your employer now has the right to set up an appointment with you and a physician of his or her choosing. However, by working with a Tulsa workers’ compensation lawyer, you can fight for your right to see your own doctor for a second medical opinion.