If you’ve been injured at work, your employer and his or her workers’ compensation insurance can provide with you a variety of compensatory benefits.
At Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, L.L.P., we’re committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to suffer from lost wages, expensive medical bills, permanent disability, and losing your job. With over 70 years of collective experience, our team of attorneys is here to help you and others anywhere in Oregon, including the Portland, OR area.
Workers’ Compensation Benefit Types
With the help of your lawyer, a workers compensation judge may require your employer’s insurance to provide a variety of workers’ compensation benefits that you may have been denied.
If you are injured at work, you may qualify for medical compensation. Your workers’ comp benefits should pay for emergency room care, hospital visits, doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation and therapy treatments, blood tests and x-rays, and similar medical care. Every workers’ compensation case is different, and you may have your medical treatment coverage denied. If so, we can help you appeal the denial.
In many cases, you can be paid for the work you miss while you recover from your work related injury. The amount of money you should be paid for your temporary disability relates directly to your salary or hourly wage. If you are not being paid, or feel you are not being paid enough temporary disability compensation, your attorney can help you win the correct amount of financial compensation.
If your work-related injury prevents you from returning to your old job, or other suitable employment, you may be eligible for vocational assistance paid for by workers’ compensation. You may be entitled to job search assistance, résumé and interview training, and vocational counseling. You can even get on-site training, or a full time training program.
If you have a permanent loss of function we can help you receive the correct amount of permanent partial disability. We can appeal your Notice of Closure, or Reconsideration Order without charge to you! We only get paid a small percentage if we are successful at getting an increase in this type of compensation.
In the terrible event that someone you love dies because of a work-related disease or injury, insurance will pay for burial expenses and cover lost wages. Again, spouses and dependent children are taken into account when wage compensation is calculated.
Contact Us Today
Need help getting the compensation you deserve? Contact our team today at 1-800-371-3664 or visit one of our offices in Pendleton, Pacific City, or Portland, OR. We’ll help you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you and your family need. Call us today.