If you were injured on the job or suffered from an occupational illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Injury accidents can be financially crippling, so workers’ compensation is designed to help injured workers by paying for their medical care and rehabilitation, lost wages, job re-training and more.
You don’t necessarily need a Tulsa workers’ compensation lawyer to help with your claim. However, an experienced attorney who is familiar with Oklahoma workers’ comp laws can help you submit your claim with confidence and navigate an unfamiliar process. If your claim is denied, your Tulsa workers’ comp attorney can help you appeal that unfavorable decision.
Workers’ comp attorney Tracy Tiernan has been helping people in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma with their workers’ compensation cases for more than 27 years. When you’re looking for a skilled, professional workman’s comp lawyer who will give your case the individual attention it deserves, look no further than Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law.
The Oklahoma workers’ compensation program provides financial protection for employees with job-related injuries or illnesses. Benefits may be payable for one-time injuries, such as slip-and-fall accidents or accidents involving work machinery. However, workers’ compensation also covers injuries and illnesses sustained from long-term exposure to dangerous substances or dangerous workplace conditions.
Available benefits for injured workers vary, depending on the nature, scope and duration of the injury. An injured worker may be classified as partially or fully disabled, and the disability may be temporary or permanent.
In general, workers’ comp benefits may include payments for:
It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, or how large or small your employer’s company is. It also doesn’t matter what types of injuries you sustained. Oklahoma workers’ comp laws apply to most employers in the state. Your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage is there to protect you from the financial hardship that can come with a work-related injury.
Tracy has decades of experience successfully handling workers’ compensation cases for individuals who suffered different types of injuries and who work in a variety of industries. He has a successful track record of standing up for injured workers’ rights and helping them obtain the compensation to which the law says they are entitled. You need a strong advocate in your corner. Tracy can be that advocate.
Most people who suffer workplace injuries have never previously dealt with workers’ compensation, so they’re not sure what the process involves. When you work with Tracy, you can be confident that he’ll be there to help you, every step of the way.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about working with a Tulsa workers’ comp attorney:
Q: What should I do after a workplace injury?
A: Seek medical attention for your injuries. If it’s practical to do so, notify your employer first as it has the right to choose your initial doctor within three days from the time it learns about your injury. Otherwise, notify your employer after seeking medical attention, but no later than 30 days after your injury occurred. Document as much as you can, taking photographs or videos and writing down notes with details about the accident. Then, contact experienced workers’ comp lawyer Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law.
Q: Do I have to go to follow-up medical appointments?
A: Yes, you should follow through with all instructions and recommendations from your medical providers — including going to all follow-up appointments. Injured workers who skip appointments or don’t take treatment plans seriously may have a harder time obtaining benefits.
Q: What steps will my workman’s comp lawyer take in my case?
A: Your Tulsa workers’ compensation lawyer has one primary goal when it comes to your case — helping you obtain benefits. When you hire Tracy, he will gather evidence to support your claim. He’ll also help you file a claim form with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you’ve already filed a claim but it was denied, Tracy will present the strongest-possible case to appeal the initial decision.
When workplace injuries or occupational illnesses strike, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should pick up the tab and shoulder the financial expenses — not you. Choose the workers’ comp attorney Tulsa-area residents know and trust.
To learn more about how Tracy helps clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits and to schedule a free case review, contact us today.