The Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act of 1970 was established as a means of providing job safety and health protection for public workers across the state. To this end, employers in Oklahoma are responsible for workplace safety and the health of employees, for following safety and health rules, for providing safe equipment and …
The Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act of 1970 was established as a means of providing job safety and health protection for public workers across the state. To this end, employers in Oklahoma are responsible for workplace safety and the health of employees, for following safety and health rules, for providing safe equipment and adequate personal protective equipment, and more. Unfortunately, not all employers in the state consider the safety and well-being of their workers as a top priority; these are typically the employers who cut corners to save time and money, thereby putting the lives of their employees at unnecessary risk on a daily basis. If you have suffered injuries on the job in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to compensation, particularly if an unsafe work environment caused the accident. Contact our experienced attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today for qualified legal help.
Medical, Disability and Death Benefits for Injured Workers
Workers’ compensation laws were introduced in Oklahoma to protect the legal rights of workers injured in on-the-job accidents throughout the state. Under these laws, workers who suffer injuries on the job site may be entitled to benefits for current and future medical care, or disability benefits if their injury prevents them from ever returning to work. If a worker is killed in a workplace accident in Oklahoma, his or her surviving family members may be entitled to death benefits to cover funeral and burial costs, as well as the financial hardship presented by the loss of income. In Oklahoma, workers have a right to file a complaint with the Oklahoma Department of Labor concerning investigations about unsafe working conditions, and they also have a right to file a complaint for any adverse action taken against them for reporting hazards on the job.
Contact Our Reputable Attorneys for Legal Help
As authorized by the Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), rules have been adopted to prevent accidents in all public workplaces across the state of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, serious injuries and tragic loss of life resulting from on-the-job accidents occur all too frequently in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. If you have been injured in a workplace accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights; consult our reputable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys has extensive experience helping victims of on-the-job accidents pursue the benefits they deserve for their losses, and can help you and your family file a claim for workers’ compensation.