Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers

Q: Does part of my workers compensation go to my ex wife if the settlement is post divorce? What % goes to child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 9, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. I hope by now it has been resolved. If not, please ask it again.

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Q: Got hurt at work in Oklahoma Aug 10th 20154 level fusion .They are offering 39 ,000I dont t how think that is fair

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
Bradford Kvinta's answer
You need to speak with a personal injury attorney ASAP. Your attorney can help determine whether you're receiving fair compensation for your injuries. As a general rule, represented persons receive more compensation that unrepresented persons.

Q: My daughter was employed by a dog daycare for a very short time when she was bitten trying to stop 2 dogs from fighting

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
She may be entitled to Workers Compensation and/or claims against the dogs' owners. She should seek out an attorney who handles comp & personal injury claims.

Q: W/C ins doctor made reference that an attorney fired me, is this ethical for a doctor to do on a medical report ?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Don't see that it is. It's irrelevant but it is a fact that you acknowledge.

Q: Me my brother and my aunt got rear ended me and my aunt are sore but fine my brother is hurt. Can we get compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice. They give free consultations. If rear ended, answer is yes to all.

Q: I developed a pulmonary embolism from work comp surgery, what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I assume you have a comp attorney. Ask them. If you don't have one , contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.

Q: Work comp settlement and/or a medical malpractice lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you have a workers comp attorney contact them. If not, contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

Q: do you have to see the doctor they choose for you

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You didn't say who--I'm assuming it's the workers comp insurance. Different states have different rules, but generally for a period of time they only have to pay for their doctor--you can use your own but that's on your dime. After a period of time you get to choose, but they can have you periodically examined by a doctor they designate.

You should get a free consultation from a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice who handles workers comp--they give free consultations.

Q: have there been any new developments or changes in worker's compensation laws in Oklahoma

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 12, 2016
John Todd Willhoite's answer
In 2014 Oklahoma switched from a court system to an administrative system. For injuries occurring on or after February 1, 2014 the claim is processed through the administrative system. The change in the law from the old system to the new system are significant. The full extent of the new law is under review through the court system which is interpreting the new law. For example on April 12, 2016 the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided Maxwell v. Sprint PCS 2016 OK 41 and clarified the permanent...

Q: what kind of attorney do we need for long term carbon monoxide poisoning by employer in Oklahoma

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
An attorney who does personal injury litigation.

But in many states workers compensation is an exclusive remedy. This means that a lawsuit against his employer might not be allowed.

Also, CO2 means carbon Dioxide. I believe you mean CO (carbon MON oxide).

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