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Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes part of workers' comp. law

 

October 4, 2017



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned part of Oklahoma's workers' compensation law concerning how workers are compensated for their on-the-job injuries.

The court handed down the 5-3 decision with one recusal on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby Stores employee Brandon Gibbon, who was injured in a fall at work in 2014.

The ruling says Hobby Lobby provided temporary total disability and medical benefits, but objected when Gibbon sought permanent partial disability, claiming the law's forfeiture provision prohibited him further benefits because he had...



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