The sponsor of an Oklahoma bill designed to ensure that theworkers' compensation system remains the exclusive remedy foremployees hurt at work said the language of his measure may bemodified.

State Rep. Ben Sherrer, D-Chouteau, introduced the measure afteran Oklahoma State Supreme decision last June that would make iteasier for employees to sue employers in civil court if they wereintentionally exposed to injury.

Generally an employee injured on the job has the workers' compsystem as their sole or exclusive remedy when they seekcompensation. An exception occurs when the employer intentionallyinjures the worker.

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