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In light of the recent pandemic, our firm has been receiving inquiries regarding the compensability of claims in which an employee contracts COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Click here for rules regarding compensability should Coronavirus infect your employees.

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has instituted a new procedure for processing applications from medical care providers for payment of medical bills (Form 19).  Traditionally, these filings were assigned the same claim number as the underlying Workers’ Compensation Claim filed by a claimant and notice was sent to the attorney who had previously entered an appearance for the Respondent and Insurance Carrier. The new process results in a DIFFERENT CLAIM NUMBER being assigned to the Form 19.  The Commission views the filing of the Form 19 as a separate claim.  Therefore, notwithstanding the previous Entry and Form 71 may already be on file from the respondent attorney, the Commission is now requiring a separate Entry and Form 71 for the Form 19 proceeding.   Further, there is currently no process in place to notify counsel a separate filing has occurred.  Please notify your service agent or appropriate individual of the change in order to avoid issues regarding defense and appearances.     

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Supreme Court rules actions intentional vs. accidental in employee injury case Donald Bullard is the founder of Bullard and Associates and discussed in the Oklahoman the recently issued decision by The Oklahoma Supreme Court in the case of Wells v. Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal.

INDUSTRY NEWS

‘A compromise by all parties’: Workers’ comp update advances. The Oklahoma House of Representatives advanced a compromise agreement on workers’ compensation issues Monday morning, sending a 187-page bill to the State Senate intended to address issues from the state’s 2013 system reforms.

Oklahoma Senate OKs Workers’ Comp Reforms; Bill Goes to Governor. The Oklahoma Senate has approved legislation that makes changes to Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system that lawmakers say will preserve and strengthen reforms adopted in 2013.

 

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