Workers’ Compensation

It can feel like no one is on your side after you’ve been injured at work.

If you’re coping with physical, emotional, and financial pain after being injured, you don’t have to face this alone.  SAIF, other insurance companies, and even your employer have lawyers.  You deserve a level playing field.  Don’t fight battles with your employer and insurance companies for years alone.  We can help you get medical care and compensation. We want to hear your story!

 

We Protect Your Workers’ Compensation Rights in Oregon

Our Oregon workers’ compensation attorneys will defend your rights and fight for your benefits. We are not just Portland attorneys, we are your attorneys, whether you live in Hermiston or Coos Bay, we are there for you.

Accidents & Traumatic Injuries

Whether it’s a fall at a construction site, a machinery accident, or a sudden pain when moving a patient, the law protects you.  We are experts in representing people with all types of injuries, such as:

  • Spine injuries, Herniated discs, radiculopathy, paralysis
  • Shoulder injuries, Rotator Cuff Tears, impingement, tendinitis
  • Concussion and Head trauma
  • Knee injuries, Meniscus Tears, ligament tears
  • Sprains, strains, broken bones
  • Severe burns

Overuse Injuries & Occupational Diseases

Sometimes pain develops gradually as a result of repetitive movements, often leading to overuse injuries and occupational diseases.  We have extensive experience representing people with these conditions: 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neck, back, shoulder and knee arthritis 
  • Hearing loss
  • Neuropathy
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendonitis and/or bursitis

Types of Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws in Oregon exist to help you recover physically and financially after a job-related injury or illness. You may be entitled to several types of benefits depending on your situation.

Medical Expenses

Your benefits should include treatment for your injury. This typically includes emergency care, surgery, prescriptions, physical therapy, and more. Your treatment will be directed by an attending physician. If your treatment has been denied, or if you need help finding a good attending physician, we can help.

Lost Wages

When your doctor approves of time away from your regular work for your injury or occupational disease, you should receive temporary disability pay to cover your lost wages. So, if you are missing work make sure to get written approval from your attending physician.

Vocational Rehabilitation

When a permanent partial disability prevents you from returning to your regular work, you may be eligible for vocational retraining benefits. These benefits can be very valuable, and may include over a year of schooling with your temporary disability pay. If you need help getting back to work after a serious work injury call us.

Permanent Disability

If your injury has left you with permanent impairment, you should get a Notice of Closure with a permanent partial disability award. If you can not return to your full regular work, you should also get a work disability benefit. We can help you get the maximum disability benefits you’re entitled to.

Death Benefits

If a person dies because of a workplace injury, spouses and dependent children are usually entitled to compensation.

If you have had a serious work injury, or your claim has been denied or closed, it may be hard to imagine going through a difficult legal process right now. But we want you to get the compensation you deserve. We’ll do our best to understand your concerns and make the experience as easy as we can.

How We Work

We always begin by listening to you. We want to hear your story and answer your questions. Then we’ll go over your legal options and discuss likely outcomes of your case. Every consultation is free. We don’t charge fees, and we only collect a small percentage if you win or settle your case. If you don’t win or get a settlement, you don’t owe us anything.

Was your claim already denied? We can help you appeal.

If your employer, insurance, or SAIF denied your claim, you have the right to appeal. We can help you build the strongest possible case when you do. Even if your situation is complicated, we won’t give up and we never back down from a challenge.

We’re on your side.

The weeks and months after a work injury can be physically and emotionally painful. We feel strongly that people who are injured on the job should receive fair compensation. We put our time, energy, and heart into every single case and hold our work to the highest standard of excellence. We always work for the best possible outcome for you.

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

With 70+ combined years of experience, our legal team works for injured worker’s rights throughout all of Oregon. We have even argued many cases successfully to the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to change laws and protect workers. If you’ve been injured and need advice, or if you’ve been treated unfairly in the past, we can help.

Thank you for your help and, support during my time of need. I truly appreciate your team going above and, beyond what I anticipated. Derek S

We take on cases of any size and scope and we never back down. Tell us about your case.

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