Workers throughout the United States, including Oklahoma, can get injured during the course of their employment. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Department of Labor have various guidelines in place to ensure that employers adopt various safety measures for their workers to prevent workplace injuries, some injuries cannot be avoided.
For this reason, workers’ compensation is required by many employers to financially protect employees who are injured at work. An injured worker or his or her loved ones, and dependents have the legal right to initiate a lawsuit for recovering workers’ compensation for the workplace injuries or fatality.
Recently, an Oklahoma Department of Transportation worker was killed when a huge stop sign fell on his head, crushing him. The worker was working to fill a sinkhole when the workplace accident occurred. His grieving family and colleagues stated that the victim was a sincere worker and had been with the department for decades.