According to the most recent study conducted by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, the State of Oregon had the seventh best (lowest) premium rates in the United States for workers’ compensation. The ranking was even an improvement from the previous year, 2014, where our state ranked ninth least expensive as the study is held every two years. The state with the most expensive workers’ compensation rates last year was California.
Workers’ compensation system reforms and improvements in workplace safety and health are cited as the leading reasons for the State of Oregon being able to lower premiums without lowering benefits. The director DCBS, Patrick Allen, cited credited Oregon employers for their commitment to keeping their workplaces safe. Of course, some argue that workers’ compensation carriers often fight to limit the workers’ recoveries and benefits which also results in less claims and reduced benefits paid.
If you suffer a job-related injury in the State of Oregon, workers’ compensation can pay for your medical expenses and up to two-thirds of your lost wages. The lawyers at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve applaud every effort made to keep the workplace safer for Oregon’s workforce. We know, however, that a great many accidents happen every year, and also illnesses develop where workers suffer serious job-related injuries and are unable to return to work. Depending on the nature of the injury, an Oregon worker may not be able to return to work for months and maybe never. Unfortunately, permanent disability caused by Oregon workplace accidents occur every day. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have successfully handled upwards of 1,000 cases, and we know how to accurately complete the forms, communicate with your doctors, submit applications, and respond to insurance companies who try to deny or limit the benefits you are to receive.
If you are injured on the job, our goal is to get the maximum benefits that you deserve from the Oregon workers’ compensation plan. Our successful experience makes us confident in our ability, and we work on a contingency fee basis. If you have been injured on the job, or if your workplace has made you sick, call the Oregon workers’ compensation lawyers at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve today.