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Don't get injured twice. We understand that when you're injured on the job, you're hurt, you might be confused and you don't know where to turn. What I hear from so many potential clients is that they don't wanna hurt their employer by filing workers comp. However, what you need to understand is that you are not hurting your employer by filing a workers compensation claim that you're entitled to. That's why they have workers compensation insurance.
An analogy I sometimes draw is maybe your brother-in-law runs into your car with his car and it was an accident. You understand that you don't want to file an insurance claim against his insurance. But if your car is totaled and he doesn't have the money to pay you what you're owed, you have to. It doesn't mean that you don't like your brother-in-law. It doesn't mean that you don't wanna do the right thing but the right thing is to make sure that you're made whole. And that same analogy can be drawn when we're talking about workers compensation insurance.
Many people seem very tied to their employer and loyalty is a very nice quality. However, if you're concerned that your employer will fire you because you file a workers compensation claim, the question you need to ask yourself is, "Why wouldn't they fire you after they settle your claim?"
So the first thing that one needs to do is always remember that you have to protect yourself and your family and make sure you get back to healthy and ok so you can continue to work for that employer or another should the need arise.
The first step in any Oklahoma City Worker’s Compensation case is to fill out what is known as a Form 3. The Form 3 starts the process with the workers comp system and notifies your employer of your injury.
The next step is to ensure that you get the medical treatment guaranteed by the workers compensation system. During the time you are off of work, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability or TDD. Once you have been released from a doctor’s care, you may receive Permanent Partial Disability or PDD for any long-term partial disability you may have sustained as a result of your job related injury. While all of this may seem confusing to you, the injured worker, it is what we do at our firm on a daily basis. So, when you or a loved one is injured on the job, you need an experienced, aggressive Oklahoma Worker’s Compensation Attorney to fight for what you deserve. Call us today for your free consultation. 405-606-8720.