Oklahoma Legislator Gets $51,000 in Workers’ Comp Case

November 6, 2012

An Oklahoma legislator has been awarded $51,300 in workers’ compensation for injuries sustained in a 2009 accident while driving to the Capitol.

A lawyer for state Rep. Mike Christian says he’s received the check to compensate Christian for the effects of a traffic crash in 2009.

The Oklahoman reports that the check was cut in October after an insurance company decided not to pursue further appeals.

The Oklahoma City Republican will get $41,040 after attorney fees are deducted.

Christian injured his back and neck when he struck a truck while driving in a personal car the morning Feb. 26, 2009.

A trial judge in July ruled Christian was due payment even though he was commuting because legislators can get reimbursement for one round trip per week to the Capitol.

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