Oklahoma Workers Compensation Law

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Oklahoma Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No. However, partial waiver allowed under certain circumstances for silicosis and asbestosis.

Numerical Exceptions: None; An employer with five (5) or less total employees, all of whom are related by blood or marriage to the employer, will be exempt from the Workers' Compensation Act.

Choice of Physician: Employer makes initial choice of physician within first three days of actual knowledge of employee injury or per a Cerified Workplace Medical Plan (CWMP) (Managed Care). If emergency medical care is required or if the employer

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days (temporary total disability.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? None

Attorney Fees Permitted: 10% TTD; 20% other types, statute


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