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Tulsa Injury Lawyers Reports on Injuries and Illnesses in the Workplace

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Certain industries are prone to injuries and/or illnesses, and every employer in the state is required to carry workers' compensation insurance, announces

— Agricultural, forest, hunting, and fishing workers in private industry had the highest rate of nonfatal workplace illnesses and juries in 2016 when comparing the incidence rate, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, health care and social assistance workers in the private sector reported the highest rate of nonfatal workplace illnesses during the same year when evaluating the actual number of cases. Any person injured on the job may be entitled to Work injury disability payments, free medical care, and more. However, an attorney should be contacted for assistance in the event an employer tries to deny the worker's claim, as he or she needs help at this difficult time.

"Oklahoma has laws in place that require employers to maintain workers' compensation insurance. Every employer must have a policy of this type in effect at all times to cover workers who are injured on the job, The coverage is designed to provide Work Injury medical treatment and possibly disability payments. Nevertheless, employees must follow specific steps to prove their case and an attorney can be of great assistance with this," Ian Smiles of Tulsa Injury Lawyers explains.

First and foremost, the injury must be reported to the employer. Any employee who fails to do so puts his or her claim at risk. A worker may be tempted to simply watch the injury to see how it responds, yet doing so can be a mistake. Timely reporting is the foundation of most workplace injury cases, so this is one action every worker who suspects they sustained an injury needs to take promptly.

"Don't simply assume the injury is minor and will be better in a few days. While this may be the case, it is always best to inform the employer right away. In the event the problem worsens, the worker's claim is protected. Furthermore, employers need to know about any injuries so they can determine if changes need to be made in the workplace to prevent others from being harmed. Many employees don't consider this fact when deciding whether or not to share the injury or illness," Smiles goes on to say.

Any worker injured on the job is entitled to medical care paid for by the employer, and this treatment must be supplied in a timely manner. However, the care received must be necessary and reasonable. Furthermore, it may continue until the individual has achieved the maximum level of improvement. What workers often find is they disagree with their employer when it comes to what type of care is reasonable and necessary and when they have reached the maximum level of improvement.

"Call for a free consultation today. Our Workers Compensation attorneys are ready to assist in any way they can, as you need someone fighting for your rights at this time. During the consultation, we will discuss the facts of the case and determine how best you should proceed," Smiles states.

About Tulsa Injury Lawyers:

The Tulsa Oklahoma workers compensation attorneys have helped Oklahoma workers with a multitude of different work-related injuries. From spine injuries to head, neck, and knee injuries, the workers' comp attorneys guide clients through the complexity of Oklahoma workers compensation law. The Tulsa injury attorneys fight for the client's rights and make sure that they receive the medical treatment and disability payments that they have coming to them. The Work Injury law office is conveniently located in midtown Tulsa at 51st and Lewis. Call today for a free consultation with one of the Tulsa ok workers comp lawyers.

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Name: Ian Smiles
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Organization: Tulsa Injury Lawyers
Address: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74105
Phone: 9187423333

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