Oklahoma Supreme Court asked to decide whether worker gets benefits over fall
BY NOLAN CLAY NewsOK.com
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - On an icy and cold Valentine's Day in 2011, Enid meat packing plant worker Tammie Darlene Rivera fell on her way to her car to smoke a cigarette during a break.
Rivera, 51, still is waiting to see whether she will get workers' compensation benefits for an injury to her left knee because of the fall.
Her case is an example of how complicated workers' comp law has become. Judges looking at the same facts and legal precedents have ruled in her favor once and against her twice. She now is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to decide.
“Each case stands on its own set of facts and circumstances,” the plant's attorney, W. Jeffrey Dasovich, wrote in a legal filing about such cases. “No two are alike.”
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