On The Job Injury Attorneys in Hillsboro OR
When you go to work, you expect that you will make it through your day without an injury. Depending on what type of job you have, your safety on the job could be more top of mind than for others. People who work in manufacturing, criminal justice, or construction might have a greater concern for their safety on the job than people who work in sales or healthcare.
But, the truth is, on the job injuries can happen in all industries and environments. Luckily, it is required by Oregon law that all Hillsboro employers provide workers compensation insurance for their employees.
Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to provide coverage of medical bills and a portion of lost income for any employee who becomes injured on the job. This means, if you are at work and doing your job when you sustain an injury – worker’s compensation insurance will cover the medical bills related to your injury and will provide up to two-thirds of your lost wages until you are well enough to come back to work.
Some of the events that might lead to a worker’s compensation claim include:
- Illnesses From Substances, Toxins and/or Chemicals
- Injuries to Upper body
- Machinery & Moving Vehicles
- Injuries to Lower Body
It sounds like a simple process. If you are injured at work, you apply for benefits, and receive them. Unfortunately, the worker’s compensation policy is provided by an insurance company on behalf of your employer – and, that insurance company has a vested interest in making sure that they only have to pay as little as possible and, maybe pay nothing at all.
When you file a worker’s compensation claim, you have to submit a whole stack of medical records and documentation supporting your claim for benefits. If anything in that initial application is missing or, is incongruent with your story, your benefits could be denied. And, you only have a small window of time within which to appeal.
The timelines are extremely strict and if you miss a deadline – your benefits could be permanently denied or terminated. You need a legal team in your corner who knows all of the intricacies of this process. A team who has extensive resources and can compile a thorough and precise application for worker’s compensation benefits so that you are awarded the coverage that you need to get your life back on track.
The Hillsboro firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve can help you the same way we have helped thousands of injured workers throughout our beautiful state. In fact, each year we handle more than 1,000 worker’s compensation claims. With our extensive knowledge and experience in worker’s compensation claims, you can rest assured that you have the best possible representation on your side when you work with us.
In fact, we are so sure that we can secure a favorable outcome for you that we will not charge you a thing unless we win your case. Call our Hillsboro office today and have your complimentary consultation scheduled. We would love to meet you and get started on helping you get the benefits that you need to protect your future.