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Art Adams Personal Injury Lawyer: Injury on the job, claim damages denied

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-09 16:08:17-04

In most circumstances in Tulsa, Oklahoma if you are injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another party or on property maintained by another party, there exists the potential to seek personal injury damages from the responsible party in court. However, the situation changes significantly when the injured person is an employee of the responsible party and the injury occurred on the job.  In the majority of cases, workers' compensation benefits are the only avenue of remedy that an employee has when they sustain a serious or disabling injury while on the job; they are barred by law from bringing personal injury claims against their employers. It is only when the employer can be demonstrated to have deliberately sought to cause physical harm to an employee or knowingly acted in a manner so egregiously dangerous that serious harm was a virtual certainty, that the employee is entitled to pursue personal injury damages from their employer.

Many times after a work related accident the insurance company will get in touch with you and ask for additional information. They ask endless questions about what happened to you.  They ask about your medical bills and whether you are working or not.  They may even ask you to sign a form so that they can get your medical records or so they can get your employment records.

We at Art Adams cannot change the past but we can prevent the wrong of the future. We recommend you do not share any information with the insurance company.  You are not required to provide any information; allow your attorney to work on your behalf.

 

Source: Art Adams