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Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Law Upheld By State Supreme Court
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Senate Bill 1062, which replaced the state's Workers' Compensation Code with the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, and which allows some employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation... Read More

OK: Moonlighting Sheriff’s Office Major Was Employee of Restaurant When He Was Shot and Robbed
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Finding that the “plain, clear, unmistakable, unambiguous, mandatory, and unequivocal language” of 85 O.S. 2011 § 313(G) mandated that private employers, hiring off-duty municipal employees, should alone be responsible for the payment... Read More

OK: Check Cashing Clerk Establishes PTSD Claim After Two Robberies
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Along with a number of other states, Oklahoma generally bars recovery of workers’ compensation benefits associated with mental injuries that are “unaccompanied” by physical injury [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law ... Read More

Oklahoma: Commission May Rule on Specific Constitutional Issues
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Oklahoma’s Workers’ Compensation Commission is appropriately empowered to determine whether a provision of the state’s workers’ compensation law [Title 85A] is being constitutionally applied to a particular party in a proceeding... Read More

Oklahoma: Multiple Injury Trust Liability Hinges on Prior Adjudication of Disability
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a claimant, who had no previously adjudicated injury, sustained a work-related injury in 2009, and a trial court determined that as a result of the 2009 incident the claimant had sustained 24 percent PPD to her back and five percent PPD for psychological... Read More

Workers’ Comp Agency Declares Oklahoma Opt-Out Statute Unconstitutional
Posted on 29 Feb 2016 by seemlessweb

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission’s decision may ultimately have set up a collision between ERISA preemption and the Oklahoma State Constitution By Michael C. Duff, Assoc. Dean of Student Programs and External Relations, and... Read More