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Workers Compensation Attorneys Protecting Oklahoma Workers

If you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, you may be eligible for workers compensation — regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence.

Workers Compensation was created to guarantee that employees who suffer an accident arising out of and in the context of employment are provided with monetary compensation and medical benefits. Sometimes employers undermine these laws and fail to pay the adequate amount of money or provide medical treatment to those injured at work.

The experienced attorneys at Loftis & Barnard, Attorneys At Law have assisted workers in receiving fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for more than 35 years. Our attorneys help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:

  • Temporary total disability benefits while you are unable to work
  • Reimbursement or payment of medical expenses
  • Permanent partial and permanent total disability
  • Total disability benefits
  • Benefits payable to the dependents of workers killed during employment
  • Future medical maintenance
  • Job retraining
  • Multiple Injury Trust Fund claims

Waiving workers compensation
Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. At Loftis & Barnard, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive a workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, or if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing workers compensation decisions

If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. Loftis & Barnard, Attorneys at Law can assist you in successfully maneuvering through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Oklahoma workers compensation board.
Insurance Bad Faith includes but is not limited to:

  • Denied payment of valid clients
  • Unreasonable delay of payment
  • Claims not thoroughly investigated
  • Paying less than actual value of the claim
  • Refusal to honor a claim against policy
  • Failure to defend you against a loss

Bad faith conduct by an insurance company can often happen in workers compensation cases. If you have been the victim of repeated delay in the payment of workers compensation benefits, or repeated delay and denial of court ordered medical treatment, you should call us without delay. Remember that you, the injured worker, are the insured in Workers Compensation and as such, deserve to be treated fairly.

Contact experienced workers compensation attorneys

We help injured workers throughout the state of Oklahoma to file workers’ compensation claims. We also have an office in Southeastern Oklahoma, conveniently located in Durant, where we are available to meet with potential or existing clients by appointment. If you are an injured worker or an attorney who represents an injured worker and has a question, call Loftis & Barnard, Attorneys at Law at 405-366-1400 or contact us online. If you have any immediate questions, it is often possible to make an appointment the same day you call.