Nos. 53808, 55115.

632 P.2d 382 (1981)

WILSEY, BENNETT CO., a California Corporation and Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company, Petitioners, v. Gerald GRANT and Paul Hughes Trucking Co., Respondents. Paul HUGHES d/b/a Paul Hughes Trucking Co., and Wilsey, Bennett Company, a California Corporation, and Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company, Petitioners, v. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BELLEVILLE, Administrator, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

Rehearing Denied August 14, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Pierce, Couch, Hendrickson, Johnston & Baysinger by Barbara M. Tracy and James B. Durant, Oklahoma City, for petitioners.

Harley E. Venters, Horning, Johnson & Grove by Kent S. Johnson, Oklahoma City, for respondents.

OPALA, Justice:

The dispositive issue before us is whether the one-year statute of limitations prescribed by 85 O.S. 1971 § 431 is arrested, as against a secondarily liable principal (statutory) employer, by the timely filing of a claim against an uninsured immediate employer who is primarily responsible for payment of compensation. We grant certiorari and hold that a timely-filed claim will...

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