Oklahoma considers new worker’s comp overhaul

An Oklahoma State Representative filed an amendment to Senate Bill 1973 last week that could result in a complete overhaul of the current worker’s compensation protocols for the state.

The amendment, suggested by Rep. Ken Luttrell, should be considered in the House sometime this next week and if passed would require that all worker’s compensation claims in the state be sent to district civil courts.

“These are local claims involving local employers and local workers – so why should all those individuals have to travel to Oklahoma City or Tulsa to have a case heard?” said Luttrell. “I have faith in our local courts to handle these issues fairly.”

This system, if approved, will be unique to Oklahoma amongst the 50 states.

Each state has its own set of worker’s compensation laws and protocols. If you are interested in learning more about what benefits you deserve or are unsure if you are receiving the benefits you should be, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311.