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Worker's Compensation Info

If You Are Injured


If you are injured at work, or your job has aggravated an existing medical problem, take the following three (3) steps at once!

  1. Notify your supervisor and your union representative of any injury.
  2. Request any needed medical treatment.
  3. Contact your attorney to file a Form 3 with the Worker's Compensation Court.

Notification

Now more than before, if you fail to notify your employer of a work-related injury, you may lose your claim!  In Oklahoma, all injured employees must provide actual notice to their employer within 30 days of the accident.

Actual notice consists of an acknowledgment by the employer that you are hurt on the job.  In other words, an injured worker must give oral or written notice of the injury in order to get treatment.  Written notice is preferable.

Previously, an injured worker could meet the requirement by receiving "medical attention" from a "licensed physician" within 30 days.  However, this is no longer the case and you must inform your employer of the injury and the employer will provide you with medical treatment.

It is important that you keep a copy of written notice of injuries given to your employer for your records.  In addition, it is now more important than ever to keep copies of all forms that you sign.

 


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