Posts made in January, 2012


In the work place, a variety of groups are protected from Discrimination, Harassment & Wrongful Firing. People are protected from job Harassment, Discrimination and/or Wrongful Firing in the work place when the wrongful act(s) are based on their: race, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, nationality, ethic background, or, in Oklahoma, b/c you filed a Workers Comp claim or sought legal advise or medical treatment b/c of a...

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Negligence Damages Limited?


Posted By on Jan 24, 2012

What if someone hurts you, say in a car wreck, does the law automatically limit your damages? In Oklahoma, the answer is “yes”. Recently passed Oklahoma law caps your “non-economic” damages (pain, suffering, emotional distress) at $350,000 before you even get out of your wrecked car. The exception to the cap is if a judge and jury find the wrong doer acted in “reckless disregard of your rights”, was grossly negligent, fraudulent or...

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Medical Info for FMLA claim


Posted By on Jan 18, 2012

What medical information is required to file a FMLA claim? Each employer will be a little different, but medical information, and no doubt some version of forms, will be required so an employee can take a FMLA work leave First, you must timely inform your employer that you are requiring work leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA. An exception is made under the Act for emergencies, but the employee must still make every effort...

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In Oklahoma, if you are injured by a state entity or employee, county or city government entity or a public Trust Authority, your money damages are limited to $125,000.00. Even if you are in a car wreck, the auto accident was not your fault and your injuries are catastrophic (but you’re alive). $125,000.00 disappears fast if your injuries are serious. There may be ways around this limit, but it gets very fact specific and...

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Car Wreck with injuries – who’s got insurance to cover your personal injuries? If the auto wreck is not your fault, but the other guy has no liability auto insurance, important questions mount up fast. If you had the foresight to buy uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage (U.M. with your other auto coverage), the first issue is “what’s an uninsured vehicle”? In Oklahoma, an uninsured “vehicle” is one designed for use...

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