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What types of benefits can I get if I am hurt at work?

If you experienced an injury in the workplace, you know how overwhelming it is when you are not able to work and earn enough to support your family and pay for your medical bills. This is the reason why workers' compensation exists, yet actually obtaining the benefits you deserve can be complex and frustrating.

A scaffold fall? You might be entitled to more than workers' comp

If you are a construction worker in Oklahoma, you will naturally spend much time on scaffolding structures. One thing completely out of your control is that you have to rely on those who manufactured them to follow the necessary safety guidelines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict regulations that cover the terrain requirements along with the standard of materials used for the scaffold, the distance from power lines and more.

Even minor crashes can cause life-changing injuries

Victims of car accidents in Oklahoma might have learned that even minor auto accidents can be traumatic. If you went through such an ordeal, you would know that physical trauma exacerbates the mental distress of all those who are involved. Another aspect that you might have to face at this difficult time is the financial impact and your ability to meet obligations such as mortgage payments and providing for your family while being incapacitated by your injuries.

Whiplash: minor injury with a major impact

While some car accident injuries are obviously serious, such as traumatic amputation, others may not be so obvious. Whiplash is a rather common type of car accident injury that many categorize as minor, though it can continue to have a major impact on an Oklahoma victim's life long into the future. 

How the SSA decides if you meet the definition of disabled

A disability is a threat to your financial well-being, but you may be able to secure certain benefits through the Social Security Administration. If you are unable to work, you may believe that you have a valid claim to disability benefits, but you will find it beneficial to fully understand the qualifications for securing this type of financial support. 

Motor vehicle accidents and brain injuries

Every year, nearly 2 million people suffer head injuries, and many of them must deal with lifelong repercussions. Head injuries may have many causes, such as sports injuries or slip-and-fall accidents. If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident, he or she may be dealing with other physical trauma as well, and you are likely bracing yourself for a long recovery.

Delaying workers' comp claims can have severe consequences

Navigating the Oklahoma workers' compensation claims process can be complicated, especially if you are struggling to cope with serious injuries. However, you are most likely going to be dependent on these benefits to care for your family while you are incapacitated. Avoiding delay in the reporting of your injuries can is critical because this may jeopardize your eligibility or the effectiveness of the workers' compensation system.

Don't let workers' comp denial injure your pride, file an appeal

Many individuals, you included, might have an understandable fear of potentially suffering injuries at work. This risk could affect workers of any occupation as issues from repetitive motion injuries to fatal injuries from sudden explosions span over an array of employment positions. Fortunately, if you suffered a serious injury on the job, workers' compensation could assist you with financial hardships that may result from the injury-causing incident.

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