On the job injuries attorneys Coos Bay
Oregon Worker’s Compensation law is meant to provide protection to employees when they’re hurt or injured on the job. If you are dealing with the stress of an on the job injury that has impaired your ability to continue working, your worker’s compensation benefits might cover your medical expenses, along with up to two-thirds of your lost income, until the time that you are well enough to return to work.
Unfortunately, the process of filing for and receiving benefits can be extremely lengthy and complicated. The state of Oregon has some of the strictest time restrictions and process obstacles of any other state. If you are hurt on the job or suspect that there is something in your workplace that is having an ill effect on your health and wellness, it is essential that you enlist the help of an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to help you file a claim for your benefits. Some of the more common workplace injuries include:
- Upper body injuries: Arms, back, neck – often caused by overexertion
- Lower body injuries: Legs, hips, feet, knees – often caused by overexertion
- Head injuries: Neck, ears, head, eyes – typically as a result of falls, or accidents involving the face
- Ailments caused by exposure to chemicals – can be caused by exposure to asbestos, herbicides, coal, cleansers
- Slips/Falls – falls from ladders or roof, or from flat surfaces
- Equipment & Moving vehicles: brought on anytime an element of the human body is caught within pieces of equipment or struck by work-related vehicles
We have the experience that counts. Shlesinger & deVilleneuve assists with more than 1,000 Workers’ Compensation claims on a yearly basis; all of our highly regarded worker’s lawyers possess years of expertise in the field of Oregon’s worker’s compensation law! We have mastered the methods and expertise to communicate with physicians as well as to investigate and gather the finite details necessary to support your claim. We are dedicated to standing up for you with the insurance companies who will invariably try and refute your claim – or award you very little compensation. It’s essential to be aware that if you’re rejected after the first time that you file, you are required to appeal within 60 days or you will lose your potential for benefits indefinitely.