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§ 321. Benefits--Attorney fees

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 85A. Workers’ CompensationEffective: May 28, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 85a. Workers' Compensation
Chapter 3. Workers' Compensation Arbitration Act
Effective: May 28, 2019
85A Okl.St.Ann. § 321
§ 321. Benefits--Attorney fees
A. An arbitrator may award benefits set forth in Sections 45, 46, 47 and 51 of this title.
B. An arbitrator may award reasonable attorney fees and other reasonable expenses of arbitration if the arbitrator finds that a party was not acting in good faith throughout the arbitration.
C. As to all remedies other than those authorized by subsections A and B of this section, an arbitrator may order such remedies as the arbitrator considers just and appropriate under the circumstances of the arbitration proceeding. The fact that such a remedy could not or would not be granted by the Workers' Compensation Commission is not a ground for refusing to confirm an award under Section 322 of this title or for vacating an award under Section 323 of this title.
D. An arbitrator's expenses and fees, together with other expenses, shall be paid by the employer.
E. If an arbitrator awards relief under subsection A of this section, the arbitrator shall specify in the award the basis in fact justifying and the basis in law authorizing the award.

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Laws 2013, c. 208, § 142, eff. Feb. 1, 2014; Laws 2019, c. 476, § 52, emerg. eff. May 28, 2019.
85A Okl. St. Ann. § 321, OK ST T. 85A § 321
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 343 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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