New York Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP Weighs in on Constitutional Challenge of New Oklahoma Worker’s Comp Statute

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Two Oklahoma lawmakers have joined forces with a firefighters’ organization to issue a constitutional challenge to the state’s new worker’s compensation law. The attorneys at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP, a firm specializing in worker’s compensation claims has weighed in on the controversy.

According to a report from the Associated Press (Okla. Lawmakers challenge new worker’s comp. law, 9/19/2013), a pair of Oklahoma lawmakers have teamed up with a firefighters’ organization to challenge the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s new worker’s comp law. The worker’s compensation experts at New York City based firm Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP issued a statement today weighing in on the controversy.

According to the report, Oklahoma Senator Harry Coates and Rep. Emily Virgin have joined the Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma in issuing a constitutional challenge to a worker’s comp statute that was recently signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. One disputed provision of the law authorizes employers to charge injured employees for compensation that they received by recouping it from their wages.

Another provision that allows employers to opt out of the administrative system and create their own benefit plan for injured workers is also under fire in the lawsuit.

“We have always aggressively pursued the best possible outcome for all of our clients who are injured on the job,” said Adnan Munawar, a founding partner of Munawar & Andrews Santillo, LLP. “Worker’s compensation claims are invaluable to many people who are injured on the job and can’t work to support their livelihood.”

Munawar went on to stress the importance of competent legal counsel for any worker who is injured on the job.

“While New York law provides benefits for almost all workers injured on the job, workers in other states may not be so lucky,” said Munawar. “Competent and experienced legal counsel is always advisable in these matters, but it is very important for a worker affected by a murky situation like the one currently ongoing in Oklahoma.”

About Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP

Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice and No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client’s case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000. No Win No Fee!

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