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July 2016 Archives

Slip and falls can cause extreme injuries to the victims

While the following story is specific to the state of Oklahoma, it contains premises liability information that is pertinent here in the Bay Area and, really, anywhere in the United States. The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed the ruling of a lower judge that decided an icy sidewalk that causes a slip and fall could not be compensated under workers' comp. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of an employee of the Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City, who slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk.

What workers' compensation helps you pay for after an injury

At first glance, it may seem obvious what workers’ compensation does: it compensates people financially for a work-related injury or illness. But what, exactly, gets compensated? Are all damages covered, or just certain types?