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ATLANTA, GA, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Last May, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation to overhaul the workers' comp system. However, two Oklahoma lawmakers and an organization of firefighters filed a challenge against the bill's constitutionality because the projected cost savings provided by the reform could come at the expense of injured workers. Workers' comp lawyers in Atlanta, Cummings & Middlebrooks, point out that while the reform will reduce costs by a reported 12.7 percent, the cost-cutting measures may come in the form of benefit reductions to injured workers (and their families), which is why the bill is being challenged.
One of the lawmakers fighting the bill observed that one provision allows employers to charge employees for workers' compensation benefits they received by garnishing their wages. Other contested provisions are those that deny treatment or compensation to injured employees under certain conditions and allow employers to leave the administrative system to define their own workers' compensation benefit plans.
Knowledgeable workers' compensation attorneys in Atlanta argue that if the bill will require injured workers to pay back benefits once they return to work or cut away much-needed benefits, then it definitely could present problems down the road. As dedicated advocates for workers' comp in Atlanta, Cummings & Middlebrooks can understand the concerns faced by injured workers in Oklahoma and believe that workers' compensation programs should offer protection to employees and their families by non-punitive means.
"If you've been injured at work and you need to file for workers' compensation, do not travel that road alone," advises Tray Middlebrooks, Partner at Cummings & Middlebrooks. "Let the experience and expertise of workers' comp attorneys work for you. We know the rules and regulations governing workers' compensation and work hard to obtain the compensation and medical benefits you and your family deserve."
Cummings & Middlebrooks has some of the most trusted and experienced workers' compensation attorneys in Atlanta today. A workplace injury can be physically, emotionally and psychologically crippling. Don't let it prevent you from moving on with your life and providing for your family's needs. The law entitles you to income and medical benefits. Let Cummings & Middlebrooks help you obtain these benefits.
To learn more, please visit http://www.cmlawllp.com/index.php.
About Cummings & Middlebrooks:
Cummings & Middlebrooks is a worker's compensation and personal injury firm serving Atlanta and other areas of Georgia. They specialize in helping people who have been injured on the job to obtain the income and medical benefits owed to them in the aftermath of their tragedy. Their team has the experience to handle cases involving a wide range of injuries.
For more information, visit http://www.cmlawllp.com/index.php.
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