Work injury claim

Workers' Compensation Attorney

A workplace injury can affect your ability to participate in work and everyday activities, dramatically lowering your quality of life.

If your injury is connected to work, workers' compensation lawyer Joey Chiaf in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you pursue a claim. 

What are the requirements for filing a workers' compensation claim? 

Work injury claim

Workers' Compensation Requirements

Workers' Compensation Insurance

In the state of Oklahoma, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees, no matter the size of the work force or how many hours they work. 

Employee Status

In order to qualify for your employer's workers compensation, you must be an eligible employee. Typically, freelancers or consultants are disqualified from these benefits. 

Work-Related Injury 

In order to qualify for workers' compensation, you must have been performing a work-related activity during your time of employment when you were injured. 

Proper Reporting and Filing

In the state of Oklahoma, the deadline for notifying your employer of your injury is 30 days after you notice the injury. To avoid affecting the outcome of your case, notify your employer of any injuries as soon as possible. 

Review Your Options

Whether you are pursuing a new workers' compensation claim or disputing a denied claim, we can help. Call our Oklahoma City office at (405) 524-1501 to schedule your free consultation. 

Why should you consider hiring a workers' compensation lawyer? 

An Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help You: 

Secure Benefits 

If your employer denies your claim, does not take action fast enough, or tries settling for an unfair amount, hiring an attorney is essential. By adding a dedicated legal team to your corner, you have the best chances of recovering a full, fair settlement for your injuries. 

Help You Recover

If you are unhappy with the medical care provided by your employer, a lawyer can help you get a second opinion from a different medical provider. 

Hold Third Parties Accountable

If you were injured on the job from someone other than your employer's negligence (fault), you may be able to pursue a different or separate action by filing a third-party claim.

Why should you entrust your claim to our Oklahoma City firm? 

We Work  for the People

"YOU DON'T PAY ME ANYTHING UNLESS WE WIN, AND I DON'T LIKE LOSING!" Joey Chiaf

What counts as a workplace injury? 

  • Back Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Electrocution 
  • Falls 
  • Loss of Limb 
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents 
  • Paralysis 
  • Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Struck by Object
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 
  • Vision Loss  
  • Wrongful Death 

Just how many workers are injured every year? 

Millions of Workplace Injuries  Occur Every Year 

Be aware of state-specific regulations that could affect the value of your claim...

There Is a Time Limit for Filing a Claim in Oklahoma

Injured workers have a limited amount of time in which to file a workers' compensation claim. The amount of time differs depending upon the type of injury you have suffered, whether you have received medical treatment, whether you have received disability or medical compensation, and other factors. File your claim as soon as possible after the injury, or as soon as you become aware of the injury (as in the case of a diagnosis of a cumulative injury). Under many circumstances, you are only allowed a year in which to file, so it is in your best interest to take fast action. If you have any questions or concerns, book a free consultation with our Oklahoma City attorneys.

Worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer? 

No Fees  Until We Win Your Case 

No win. No fee.

At Chiaf Law Offices, P.C., in Oklahoma City, we do not get paid until you do. And our attorneys do not like losing

We will represent you on a contingency basis, meaning that we will only collect legal fees if we are able to recover compensation on your behalf. 

What can you expect from the time you file a claim to when you hire us? 

Our Attorneys Can Guide You Through the Process 

Although the specifics of your workers' compensation case will depend on the nature of your injury, here is what you can generally expect:

If your employer denies your claim or does not take action fast enough, hiring an attorney is essential. 
If your employer denies your claim or does not take action fast enough, hiring an attorney is essential. 

Reporting Injury

Notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible. Failing to do so can affect the outcome of your case or result in the denial of your claim. 

Medical Evaluation

Your employer may arrange for you to see a physician who can evaluate the extent of your injury. This medical provider will also determine whether your injuries will prevent you from returning to work. Remember you are always entitled to a second opinion with a different physician.

Medical Care

If your physician recommends medical care, take it. Follow the treatment plan that is prescribed to you. Failing to do so can also affect the outcome of your claim. 

Re-Evaluation

After following your treatment regimen, you will see a physician of our choosing so that they can determine whether you can return to work or if you need to receive disability benefits.

Call a Lawyer

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your treatment or decisions made by your employer and haven't already hired a lawyer it is time to do so. Our Oklahoma City firm can help you achieve a fair settlement

What types of workers' compensation benefits could you collect? 

Following a Workplace Injury, You May Be Entitled To: 

Medical Care 

By law, workers' compensation benefits will cover 100 percent of the medical costs associated with your injury as well as any time off taken due to your injury. 

Temporary Disability

If your injury temporarily prevents you from returning to the same job you had before your injury, you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits. But if you can still work (although not as many hours are before) due to physical restriction, you may receive temporary partial disability benefits.

Permanent Disability

If you are permanently disabled because of your injury, you may receive permanent disability benefits. If you are completely unable to return to work at all, you may receive permanent total disability benefits. But if you can still work with your physical impairment, you may receive permanent partial disability benefits instead. 

Death Benefits

If your loved one was killed by a workplace injury, you are entitled to death benefits as a dependent or family member

These Benefits  Can Help You Pay For: 

  • Funeral Expenses  
  • Hospital Bills 
  • Lost Wages 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Prescriptions
  • Programs or Services 
  • Temporary Compensation 
  • Transportation  
  • Vocational Rehabilitation 

We've helped other clients like you...

"When I needed to ask a question I spoke with Mr Chiaf not a secretary or someone else. He would return my calls, kept me well informed and made me feel as though I was important."  Client Review on Lawyers.com

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Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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