When workers' compensation laws initially became effective, they was touted as an equal exchange between employers and workers. According to the law, workers who suffered workplace injuries are, in general, barred from filing lawsuits against their employers. Employers must provide employees with workers' compensation insurance coverage. Injured workers may pursue claims for benefits for medical care, related costs and lost wages to enable them to provide for their families.
Men and women who work construction in Oklahoma and other places in the world too often are victims of extreme workplace accidents. Someone might fall from a significant height. Maybe a roof caves in and a worker falls to suffer a back injury or even death.