Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court of Existing Claims

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(last updated June 6, 2013)

OKLAHOMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT OF EXISTING CLAIMS
L. Brad Taylor, Presiding Judge
Michael Harkey, Vice-Presiding Judge and Acting Administrator
www.owcc.state.ok.us
Counselor/Ombudsman Program
counselors@owcc.state.ok.us

Oklahoma City Location Tulsa Location
1915 N. Stiles Avenue 440 S. Houston, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Tulsa, OK 74127
(405) 522-8600 (918) 581-2714
(800) 522-8210 (In-State Toll Free)  

The Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims is the primary administrative and adjudicatory body for workers’ compensation. It resolves workers’ compensation disputes, regulates self-insured employers, maintains insurance coverage records for all employers, establishes maximum reimbursement limits for health care services rendered to Oklahoma workers injured on the job, and maintains an Independent Medical Examiner System (facilitates resolution of medical related disputes), Medical Case Manager System, and Mediation System (facilitates final disposition of workers’ compensation claims without the necessity of trial). The Court also provides information about workers’ compensation through its Counselors Department (405-522-8760 or in-state toll free, 800-522-8210), participation in seminars sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association and others, and through Court-sponsored educational conferences.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mark Costello, Labor Commissioner
www.okdol.state.ok.us

Oklahoma City Location Tulsa Location
4001 Lincoln Boulevard 440 S. Houston, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Tulsa, OK 74127
(405) 528-1500 (918) 581-2400
(888) 269-5353 (Toll Free)  

The State Department of Labor may penalize employers which fail to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. In addition, the Department offers a “Premium Reduction Program” pertaining to workers’ compensation insurance coverage.


ATTORNEY GENERAL, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND INSURANCE FRAUD UNIT
E. Scott Pruitt, Attorney General
Vincent Antonioli, Director, Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit
www.oag.state.ok.us

Oklahoma City Location Tulsa Location
313 N.E.21st Street 440 S. Houston, Suite 505
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Tulsa, OK 74127-8913
(405) 522-3403 (918) 581-2885
(877) 800-8764 (Toll Free)  

The Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit of the Office of the Attorney General investigates and prosecutes fraud on the part of claimants, doctors, attorneys and insurance companies. The Unit also provides education and training about workers’ compensation fraud.


STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Terry L. Cline, Ph.D., Commissioner of Health
John W. Judge, Jr., Managed Care Systems
www.health.state.ok.us

1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
(405) 271-5600 (Main Number)
(405) 271-6868 (Health Resources Development Services, Managed Care Systems)

The State Department of Health regulates certified workplace medical plans which are in the nature of managed care organizations for workers’ compensation.


COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE
John Doak, Commissioner of Insurance
Denise Engle, Deputy Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation
www.oid.state.ok.us

Oklahoma City Location Tulsa Location
Five Corporate Plaza 7645 E. 63rd St., Suite 102
3625 N.W. 56th Street, Ste. 100 Tulsa, OK 74133
Oklahoma City, OK 73112   
(918) 295-3700
P.O. Box 53408   
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3408  
(405) 521-2828  
(800) 522-0071 (Toll Free)  

Property and casualty rates for private insurers are regulated by the State Insurance Department.


COMPSOURCE OKLAHOMA
Jason Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer
John M. McCormick, Acting General Counsel
www.compsourceok.com

1901 N. Walnut Avenue
P.O. Box 53505
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3505
(405) 232-7663
(800) 347-3863 (Toll Free)

CompSource Oklahoma is a statutorily created entity which provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage for public and private Oklahoma employers. CompSource also oversees the Multiple Injury Trust Fund. The President and Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Board of Managers and serves at its pleasure.


MULTIPLE INJURY TRUST FUND
Richard Cole, Special Counsel

P.O. Box 528801
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8801
(405) 231-1192

The Multiple Injury Trust Fund is a special fund created by statute to provide compensation to certain injured workers for combined disabilities. CompSource Oklahoma is charged by law with the administration and protection of the Multiple Injury Trust Fund.


OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Phil Berkenbile, Ed.D., State Director
www.okcareertech.org

1500 W. Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
(405) 377-2000

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides workplace safety training and education.


OKLAHOMA TAX COMMISSION
Tony Mastin, Agency Administrator
www.oktax.state.ok.us

M.C. Connors Building
2501 Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73194-0001
(405) 521-3160

The Oklahoma Tax Commission enforces certain assessments used to fund aspects of the workers’ compensation system.