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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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Oklahoma’s system of allowing businesses to opt out of the state workers’ compensation program
(the “Oklahoma Opt-Out”) is unconstitutional, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission
said on February 26.
Under the Oklahoma statute, an employer may opt out of the workers’ compensation system but
retain exclusive remedy protections if they provide workers with an alternate benefits plan. Some
have said the system allows Oklahoma employers to “have their cake and eat it too.”
According to the Commission, the opt-out provision established a dual system in which injured
workers are