Schlumberger Technology Corp. v. Paredes, 2023 OK 42


In a 6-3 decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in Schlumberger Technology Corp. v. Parades, 2023 OK 42, that the Legislature intended for injured workers to have at least one year from the date of an injury in which to file a workers' compensation claim before the Workers' Compensation Commission. 

At issue was 85A O.S. Sec. 69, in part: "A claim...shall be barred unless it is filed...within one (1) year from the date of injury or, if the employee has received benefits under this title for injury, six (6) months from the date of the last issuance of benefits." The Supreme Court found the six months provision of Sec. 69 only extends the SOL in cases in which the employer admits the injury and pays benefits. 

Schlumberger Tech. Corp. v. Paredes, 2023 OK 42 (Okla. 2023)

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