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.
In Oklahoma, anyone hurt in the workplace generally has the right to pursue a workers' compensation claim. There are exceptions, but on the whole, it is a worker's right to make a claim when they suffer a workplace injury.
On Aug. 1, a report came out explaining the deaths of five workers who were located at an Oklahoma drilling rig when it exploded. According to the report, Patterson-UTI Drilling has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in relation to the deaths. Two other companies, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC, also faced citations for exposing their workers to explosion hazards and fire hazards.
We all go to work in order to pay the bills and take care of our family. To do this, we must be physically able and healthy enough to perform the tasks at hand. Therefore, if you work in a job such as construction, factory work or mining role that requires physical ability, you depend on your body to make a living.
Getting injured is never fun, especially if you get injured while you are working. When you are injured you want to get the care that you need so that you can make a speedy recovery.
Dangerous animal species ranging from poisonous snakes and spiders to rabid bats can be found in Oklahoma, and they can sometimes present a danger to workers. Workplace injuries associated with the state's fauna run the gamut from minor insect or snake bites to serious accidents involving larger animals such as cattle or horses.