On The Job Injury

What Happens When A State Lets Employers Opt Out Of Paying Workers Comp

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Every state in the U.S. requires companies to provide workers’ compensation to employees injured on the job — every state except Texas, that is. John Hernandez works at Swift Transportation — one of the largest trucking businesses in the U.S. When Hernandez was driving one of the company’s 18-wheelers in… Read More

SUMMARY OF COURT CHALLENGES – Cases and Issues Resolved Part-III

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19. Bober v Oklahoma State University, 2016 OK 78 Challenge: The constitutionality of 85A O.S. § 2(13)(c) which denies coverage for injuries that occur in parking lots or common areas ADJACENT to the employer’s business. Decision: In Bober, Justice Gurich, writing for a 6-3 majority, rejected the parking lot exception… Read More

SUMMARY OF COURT CHALLENGES – Cases and Issues Resolved Part-I

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TO TITLE 85A, THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT Cases in Which Opinions Have Been Released for Publication or Issues Resolved: 1. Carlock v. Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2014 OK 29, Supreme Court No. 112,607 Challenge: Application for Original Jurisdiction to challenge seven provisions of 85A which gave the Workers’ Compensation Commission… Read More

SUMMARY OF COURT CHALLENGES – Cases and Issues Resolved Part-II

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10. Jenkins v. Doak, Oklahoma County District Court No. CV-2015-784 Challenge: The district court action is a comprehensive constitutional challenge of OPT OUT, the Oklahoma Injury Benefit Act. The Plaintiff, whose claim was denied because she failed to report the injury within 24 hours to a toll-free number, requests the… Read More

SUMMARY OF COURT CHALLENGES – Cases and Issues Pending

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TO TITLE 85A, THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT Cases and Issues Pending in the Supreme Court, Workers’ Compensation Commission, or  District Court: 1. Young v. Station 27, Inc. Supreme Court No. 113,334 Challenge: Application for Original Jurisdiction to determine constitutionality of 85A O.S. § 7 which gives Commission authority to… Read More

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On the Job Injuries – Get the Compensation You Deserve

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Personal injury lawyers come in all shapes and sizes. Some may limit their practice to the grave and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, while others may specialize in medical malpractice. Some choose to concentrate on asbestos-related and similar toxic poisoning cases. An on the job injury lawyer mainly focuses on… Read More