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Case Clarifies Term but Batters Beleaguered Second Injury Fund

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 265 | 0 | 0 min read

Oklahoma's nearly bankrupt second injury fund was dealt a blow Tuesday when the state's high court ordered it to pay permanent disability benefits to Jolid Mackey a second time.  But the Multiple Injury Trust Fund was spared a second blow when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled against Maggie Wiggins on the same day. Wiggins, the court decided, did not qualify as a "physically impaired person." The pair of decisions provide further guidance as to what constitutes a "physically impaired person" in Oklahoma.  In order to qualify for an award from the Multip...

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