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Court Upholds Reduction of Firefighter's PPD Award

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 0

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an injured firefighter’s permanent partial disability award was properly subjected to a reduction by the wages he received. Case: Martin v. City of Tulsa, No. 118178, 05/26/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: James Martin is a firefighter for the City of Tulsa. He injured his wrist at work in 2017. Martin was unable to work for four months and the city continued to pay his full wages. Later, Martin secured a permanent partial disability award of $19,896.80 for a 28% impairment to his right wrist. Since the wages Martin r...

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