What to Do When Injured on the Job

When you get ready to go to work, whether in an office or warehouse, you expect the area to be free of hazards and safe to navigate. You expect your equipment to function as intended without fear of anything catastrophic. Unfortunately, workers in Oregon get injured on the job every day. You may feel shocked […]

Understanding Oregon’s Worker Compensation Laws

If you were injured at your place of work, you may be entitled to seek worker’s compensation. However, each state handles worker’s compensation differently, and there are things you need to understand if you are looking to file for worker’s compensation benefits in the state of Oregon. Are You Covered? Not every worker in Oregon […]

Can I Get Workers Compensation Off the Clock

The typical American adult spends a larger percentage of their time at work than at home. With so many hours devoted to our jobs, your employer must provide you with workers’ compensation if anything were to happen to you at work. However, sometimes injuries happen outside of work but are technically work-related. In these cases, […]

Understanding Worker’s Compensation in Oregon

Worker’s compensation exists to help anyone who got hurt on the job, as it’s the responsibility of the employer to minimize risk and ensure their employees are safe. In Oregon, the complexity of these laws may make it hard to know what you’re entitled to and when. You Need to Do It Soon After an […]

Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Cases

Although they are very similar, there are a few major differences between a personal injury and worker’s compensation case. Knowing the differences between the two is crucial, especially if you find yourself trying to decide between the two for a claim. If you file under the wrong case type, you may not recover the damages […]

I Got Hurt at Work, But I Need Time to Think About Filing a Claim

Workers’ compensation insurance can help you with lost wages and costs for medical care, but not if there is too much lost time. Oregon has very strict timelines when it comes to workers’ comp claims. If you think you may be injured, you’re better off taking precautions and explore your workers’ compensation rights than waiting […]

Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Workers Comp Claim in Oregon

In Oregon, workers compensation insurance covers almost every working person, with the exception of federal government employees and certain seafaring jobs. The worker’s comp system is meant to pay benefits to anyone who suffers an injury or debilitating disease in the course of their work. Every working person has the legal right to file a […]

What Is Covered By Workers Compensation?

An illness or injury that is sustained while completing work for the employer’s benefit and during the course of employment is considered a work-related illness or injury. Any work-related illness or injury is covered by workers’ compensation, even if it is not sustained at the workplace. For example, if an injury is sustained during a […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation

If you have contracted an illness or suffered an injury at work, you likely have questions about how you can cover the cost of medical treatment and replace the wages you will lose by taking time off work for recovery. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program mandated by the state to provide financial benefits to […]

Four Common Myths About Workers Compensation

If you have recently experienced an injury while at work, you have likely realized that the workers compensation process can be complicated. Between the ins and outs of Oregon employment law and the necessary procedures you will need to undergo to submit a complete workers compensation packet, there is a great deal of potential for […]