Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Oregon
Have you suffered an injury at work that disrupted your life or caused you pain or hardship?
You may be entitled to a variety of benefits provided by your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance. With the help of your attorney, a workers’ compensation judge may require your employer’s insurance to provide a variety of benefits that you might have been denied.
If you have sustained a work-related injury, you qualify for medical benefits for your accepted injury. Your benefits should pay for medical care and services, including:
- Emergency room care, Hospital visits
- Doctors’ Appointments
- Rehabilitation and therapy treatments
- X-rays and MRI
Each workers’ compensation case is unique, and you may have had your medical treatment denied. If so, we can help you appeal the denial.
When approved by your doctor, you can be paid for your lost wages while recovering from a work-related injury. The amount of temporary disability compensation you should receive is based on your wage at the time of your injury. You can also get paid supplemental disability, if you lose wages from a second job.
If you’re not being paid for the work you’ve missed, or you feel you’re not being paid enough temporary disability compensation, we can help.
If your workplace injury prevents you from being able to return to your old job or other suitable employment, you may be eligible to receive vocational assistance, paid for through workers’ compensation. You may be entitled to a variety of vocational assistance services, including:
- Job search assistance
- Vocational counseling
- A full-time training program with pay!
- If you are unable to return to work due to your injury, we’ll help you fight for the vocational rehabilitation and assistance you need.
Permanent Disability Compensation
If your work-related injury has left you with a permanent impairment, your Notice of Closure should be appealed. We can help you get the correct amount of permanent partial disability.
Our dedicated team of attorneys will help you appeal your Notice of Closure or Reconsideration Order at no charge to you. We do not charge any legal fees and only get paid a small percentage if we are successful at winning you an increase in this type of compensation.
In the terrible event that you have lost someone you love because of a work-related injury or disease, workers’ comp insurance will pay for burial expenses and provide you with compensation for your loved one’s lost wages. Spouses and dependent children are taken into account when wage compensation is calculated.
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.
We’re Here to Help
The attorneys at Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, LLP are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to suffer from lost wages, expensive medical bills, permanent disability, and/or losing your job. Our dedicated team of attorneys has more than 70 years of collective experience, and we are ready to put our skills and experience toward helping you fight for the benefits you need and deserve.