Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys
Have you been injured in an accident through no fault of your own? The Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers at Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons represent injured people all across Oklahoma in all types of personal injury claims to recover lost wages, medical treatment expenses, pain and suffering and other damages against those who are responsible for causing such damages; including individuals, private industry, manufactures, insurance companies, state and local government employers.
When Oklahomans are hurt or killed because someone else acted without consideration for their safety or welfare, it is our job to make sure their rights are fiercely protected. That is why When Hurt People Need Help, they call Ryan Bisher Ryan, Phillips and Simons.
Personal injury defined
Not all injuries sustained in accidents in Oklahoma qualify as personal injuries for which an injured party can seek a recovery. Generally one is entitled to a recovery of damages when the following criteria are met:
- The accident or incident that caused your injury occurred because of the negligent act or failure to act of another.
- The injury you suffered was a direct result of the accident.
- The person, company, or other entity responsible for your injury was negligent or committed a wrongful act.
Many types of accidents or occurrences have the potential to cause personal injuries to innocent people, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and many more. If you are uncertain whether the injury you or a family member sustained qualifies as a personal injury, please arrange for a consultation with one of our experienced Oklahoma City injury attorneys today. We will discuss how we can assist you and your family which may include the potential for a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries and provide you with advice on additional options for compensation that may apply in your situation, including workers comp and Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
What is workers compensation?
The Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act is a state law that entitles you to medical care, weekly income benefits, permanent disability benefits and rehabilitation if you are the victim of a job-related injury. Your employer's insurance company normally pays these benefits. Almost every type of employment is covered by workers compensation with very few exceptions, and there is no waiting period for coverage. Almost any type of physical injury or illness caused by your work is covered, including broken bones and all types of sprains and muscle strains. Many employees fail to realize that Oklahoma workers compensation law also covers other types of work-related injuries, such as the following:
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Lung injuries
- Heart attacks
- Disfiguring scars
- Injuries caused by repeated strain
If the insurance company denies your claim citing type of injury, our Oklahoma workers compensation attorneys can review it to help determine if additional information or other action can change the results of your claim. If you have any doubts about whether you are covered, you should consult a qualified personal injury lawyer. Remember, you are covered the moment you begin your employment.
Where can I obtain additional information about personal injuries?
If you suffered injury because of an motor vehicle accident, medical negligence, or on the job accident, contact us online or call 405-528-4567 to speak with an personal injury attorney at the office of Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons in Oklahoma City and schedule a free initial consultation. We can also help you with any workers compensation or social security claims. Let us use our knowledge, experience, and resources to compel responsibility for your injuries. We will vigorously pursue the maximum allowable compensation for your loss under the law. We certainly cannot say that we win every case, however our success rate probably exceeds 95%. There is no charge for discussing your situation with us.