If you have been injured on the job in Oklahoma, you no doubt have many questions. What are my rights? How does the process for obtaining compensation work? Am I allowed to use my own doctor? At Hasbrook & Hasbrook, our Oklahoma construction accident lawyers and Oklahoma City worker’s compensation attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Worker’s Compensation insurance adjusters have earned a reputation for frequently denying claims outright, for denying claims for necessary treatment, and deeming legitimate expenses unnecessary or “someone else’s responsibility.” Many of them also require the injured worker to have a consultation with a doctor chosen by the adjuster, not by the worker—a doctor often paid by the insurance company.
Another tactic employed by worker’s compensation insurance companies is to offer the injured worker a quick but often inadequate settlement. When a worker is injured and unable to earn a paycheck, taking a lump sum payment can seem attractive, even though down the road the injured worker will regret taking the payment as it may very well prove to be inadequate to meet ongoing medical expenses and lost wages.
The bottom line is this: if you have been injured on the job, you should contact the Oklahoma City’s worker’s compensation attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook as soon as possible. Claims adjusters know that injured workers are usually vulnerable financially and emotionally, and will use a variety of tactics to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible. We understand their tactics and how to combat them. We know your rights. We are committed to helping you get the treatment you need now, next month and, if needed, far into the future. We will fight tooth and nail for you to obtain the compensation and care you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.