Tulsa Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workplace Accident Lawyer Serving People Across Oklahoma
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you need the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled pursuant to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act. The law firm of Richard A. Shallcross & Associates has been prosecuting workers’ claims in the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court for more than 20 years. Richard Shallcross has tried more than 300 claims to a final Award by the Workers’ Compensation Court.
Injured Oklahoma workers are entitled to have their employer provide them with all of the medical care that they need in order to recover from their injuries.
Injured Oklahoma workers are entitled to receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD) money for all time-periods during which they remain unable to return to work.
Injured Oklahoma workers are entitled to be paid for any residual Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) that they may suffer as a consequence of their work-related injury.
Injured Oklahoma workers are entitled to receive vocational rehabilitation into a new job if it is determined that their injury prevents them from returning to their previous job.
Often times employers are more concerned about their rising workers’ compensation insurance premiums than they are about their employee’s injury. And similarly, often times the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company is more concerned about increasing the dividend payment to their stockholders than they are concerned about meeting their obligations to you under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The concern of employers (and of their workers’ compensation insurance companies) over the cost of claims all too often causes them to deny medical care and other benefits to their injured workers, so as to save money. An injured worker needs competent legal representation for his workers’ compensation claim, so as to ensure that the worker receives all of the benefits to which he is entitled pursuant to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act.
Our law firm is dedicated to the pursuit of Justice for injured workers throughout all of Oklahoma. We represent injured workers pursuant to a contingency attorney fee agreement – the contingency being that your lawyer isn’t paid for his services unless and until the injured worker is paid on his claim. Attorney fee rates on Workers’ Compensation Court claims are regulated by the Oklahoma Legislature to be 10% of Temporary Total Disability recoveries, and 20% of Permanent Partial Disability recoveries.
Third Party Claims
Many times the injury that a worker suffers is caused by a person who is not a co-employee. For example, a car accident while at work that was the fault of the other driver may create another claim against the negligent driver. In order for an injured worker to receive full compensation for his injury, it is often necessary and advisable to pursue the “third-party” negligent actor with a lawsuit in District Court.
Contact a Tulsa Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
Call us at (918) 592-1645 for a free initial consultation. We can help you to obtain all of the benefits to which you are entitled pursuant to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act.