Workers' Comp FAQ
What Should I Do if I’ve Been Hurt at Work?
First, report your injury to your employer through your boss or supervisor. Next, contact an experienced attorney who will file a claim with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court and who can help represent your interests and protect your rights through the claims process.
Litton & Chaney Law Firm can help you at any point in the workers’ compensation process. Call us today for more information about how we can advocate for your rights.
Is My Employer on My Side?
Your employer is trying to protect the interests of the company. Ultimately, workers’ compensation benefits both employers and employees. It provides employees with the resources they need to recover, regardless of who is at fault, and it helps to protect employers from lawsuits.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Generally, you will qualify for medical benefits to cover hospital expenses and disability benefits to cover some of the wages you will lose while you aren’t working. Lastly, you should recover for your permanent injury at the end of your treatment. However, the monetary amount that you are entitled to depends on the severity of your injuries and other qualifications.
What if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?
If your claim has been denied, you’re not alone. It may have been denied for a variety of reasons and it’s important to work with an attorney who is familiar with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to understand your options and why your claim may have been denied.
At Litton & Chaney Law Firm, our lawyer has almost 32 years of experience helping clients file workers’ compensation claims in Oklahoma. We will listen to the details of your case and help fight for your interests, even in the face of denial. Call us today for more information about how we can help you.
What if My Benefits Are Stopped Too Soon?
It’s important that the benefits you receive are enough to help you recover and return to work. If your benefits have ended too soon, you may be able to appeal the decision to a judge or a Workers’ Compensation Board. Speak with an experienced lawyer to learn more about how to protect your benefits.
What if My Injuries Are so Severe I Can No Longer Do My Job?
Under Oklahoma law, you may be able to receive educational assistance to learn another skill and job-placement assistance to help you find a position more suited to your current abilities. If you have a permanent disability, you may also be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits or permanent total disability benefits. Speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today to learn more about what you may be eligible for and how to apply for these benefits.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Case?
A skilled workers’ compensation attorney can gather evidence, draft motions and conduct discovery for your claim. Most importantly, they can help advocate for your interests in the most efficient and effective way possible. Without an attorney, most insurance companies will not pay you what your claim is worth.
At Litton & Chaney Law Firm, we know how important workers’ compensation is to the clients we represent. Many people struggle with or are unable to pay unexpected hospital bills, and workers’ compensation insurance is necessary to their financial, mental and physical health. We will work closely with you to make sure your claim is filed correctly so you have the resources you need to recover.