Oklahoma workers who have never suffered an injury in a workplace accident may be unsure how to proceed with workers' compensation claims when needed. Gaining the necessary information about the level of coverage offered by the fund, and the required steps to take if workplace injuries are suffered may protect workers and their families financially. Typically, workers are covered for both physical and mental injuries caused by work-related accidents.
Constructions workers in Oklahoma face many dangerous conditions in the line of duty, one of which is working in confined spaces. There are currently no safety regulations to protect a construction worker against a workplace injury in a confined space. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently enacted a regulation that will give construction workers the same protection that is currently offered to workers in other industries and manufacturing. This new rule will go into operation in August.