According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), private-industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal injuries in the workplace across the country in 2017. That translated to nearly three out of every 100 full-time employees being injured on the job.
In an emergency, the first responders are our heroes.
When you're injured on the job and will miss time at work – and a paycheck – you have an expectation that your medical bills will be covered, and you'll receive at least partial pay through workers' compensation.
Five workers were injured when a construction elevator collapsed and crashed to the ground on a job site in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as the Oklahoma labor department, are investigating to determine just what happened.
Oklahomans who are injured on the job have a right to workers' compensation but receiving it isn't as easy as just filling out a piece of paper and getting a check in the mail.
As you and your family sit down to enjoy that turkey this holiday season, say a little thanks to the poultry workers who helped to put that bird on your table.
In news out of Oklahoma, there is an interesting story about a former cameraman who has been denied workers' compensation despite claiming that he has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The videographer worked for a television station and spent his time covering tragic events throughout the state and elsewhere.
Workers' compensation is an important safety net for those who get hurt on the job. It's there to provide a source of income and financial support when you're unable to work due to an on-the-job injury.
Workers' compensation is an important protection for those who get hurt on the job. It means they can focus on recovery without worrying about the expense of seeking medical help. It also helps with new training if it's needed and even covers some lost wages.
If you are hired to work for an employer in Oklahoma, then you should be covered by workers' compensation in the case of an injury. There is no waiting period to be covered by workers' compensation, so even if you are hurt on the first day of the job, you still have the opportunity to file a claim.