Construction workers in Oklahoma are likely aware of the dangers associated with their profession. They are largely dependent on their employers’ compliance to the strict safety regulations as prescribed by OSHA. When employers disregard any safety regulations, the work environment may become unsafe and could result in a workplace injury. In such cases, steep OSHA penalties may result.
Most workers take comfort in knowing that any injuries they may suffer on the job will be covered by workers' compensation insurance. However, they may not realize that claims are often disputed, and it may take years before the worker receives any compensation. Oklahoma residents may be interested in a workers' compensation claim that was recently settled 18 years after the injury occurred. The case involves a bus driver from another state who suffered workplace injuries when he was 45 years old. Now, at the age of 63, he was awarded a settlement of $777,000.