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Employer's Payment for IME Extends Filing Period for Worker's Claim

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 302 | 0 | 24 min read

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an independent medical examination, requested and paid for by an employer, constitutes payment of compensation that serves to extend the filing period for a worker to seek additional benefits. Case: Smith v. Whataburger Restaurant LLC, No. 117,832, 11/22/2019, published. Facts: Brittany Smith worked at a Whataburger restaurant. She suffered injuries in a workplace fall in March 2017. X-rays showed no abnormalities. Smith missed five days of work, then returned. She continued to work for another two months, then quit and took a similar...

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