About Insurance Provider Responsibilities
Oklahoma City Worker's Compensation Attorney
If you have recently been injured or fallen ill due to circumstances at your place of employment, you may have heard that you can seek financial compensation through an insurance program known as workers' compensation.
Workers' compensation, while it is an effective program to provide compensation to the injured and ill, can also be a difficult thing to come by, especially if you choose not to hire an attorney. Having your Oklahoma City workers' compensation lawyer on your case from the moment after you have been injured will be absolutely crucial in determining whether you are entitled to a settlement, and if so how much.
Your employer's insurance provider has a certain responsibility that they must fulfill, in addition to your employer's responsibilities. In the state, employers are required to offer a workers' compensation insurance program to workers in the event that they become injured or ill while on the job. Furthermore, the employer must choose from a list of authorized providers.
In turn, the insurance providers must follow through on their responsibility to pay out a settlement when an employee has been injured. The settlement must be able to cover the extent of the medical expenses alongside factoring in up to 70% of your average weekly wage.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Fair Compensation
When you need help understanding your rights as an injured worker and the responsibility of the insurance provider, talk to the workers' compensation attorneys from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote. We have over thirty years of collective experience in this area of the law that can be used to greatly benefit your case. Attorney Belote has been recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyers® member for 11 years in a row (2009-2016) and are members of the American Trial Lawyers Association as Top 100 Oklahoma Trial Lawyers.
Contact an Oklahoma City workers' comp attorney at our firm today to discuss your injuries and options to recover a fair settlement.