Legal Help for SAIF Workers’ Compensation Claims

The system isn’t always fair. We’re here to fight for you.

Workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to protect injured workers.

But the system in Oregon and other states sometimes fails to do its job, leaving workers without financial support when they need it most.

Oregon’s State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) is the largest provider of workers’ comp insurance in the state, and they frequently attempt to deny legitimate claims.

At RGMR, we have extensive experience dealing with SAIF workers’ comp claims. Want to discuss your case? Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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We’ll Protect You Against Unfair Denials

No injured worker should be denied the benefits they need.

At RGMR, we know the workers’ comp system like the backs of our hands.

We have over 70 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured workers, and we don’t back down when SAIF uses unfair tactics to deny workers their benefits. 

We’ll work with you to help you:

Verify the legitimacy of your claim.

If you get injured on the job, report your injury to your employer right away. Always tell the truth.

Keep written records of all communication. This information can help us prove that your injury occurred and verify your story.

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately.

Visiting a doctor to receive treatment for your injury helps to legitimize your claim. Under Oregon law, you have the right to choose your treating medical provider.

At your first appointment, your doctor must complete Form 827 “Workers’ and Health Care Provider’s Report for Workers’ Compensation Claims” and send it to SAIF.

Prepare for your IME.

When you file a workers’ comp claim, you may be asked to attend an independent medical examination (IME) with a different doctor than your treating provider.

These exams can impact your claim, so it’s important to be prepared and advocate for yourself.

Work with an attorney.

Enlisting the help of experienced workers’ comp lawyers significantly improves your chances of a successful appeal.

RGMR can provide you with expert legal advice and representation to strengthen your case.

What Is SAIF?

SAIF is a state-chartered, not-for-profit company that provides workers’ compensation insurance to over 54,000 employers across Oregon.

What SAIF Does

SAIF is responsible for providing essential safety services to businesses in Oregon to help them avoid workplace accidents.

In addition to this preventative role, SAIF also provides workers’ comp benefits and return-to-work assistance to injured workers.

Concerning workers’ comp cases in Oregon, SAIF is supposed to perform the following functions:

  • Underwriting policies
  • Adjusting and paying claims
  • Helping injured workers return to previous or new jobs
  • Providing vocational assistance
  • Advocating for a balanced system
  • Reviewing medical bills for accuracy
  • Investigating workplace accidents
  • Reducing fraud
  • Presenting cases before the Workers’ Compensation Board, administrative law judges, and Oregon courts
  • Auditing payrolls and classifications to ensure the accuracy of premiums
  • Dealing with credit and collection issues
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Oregon Workers’ Comp Attorneys You Can Trust

If you’ve been denied compensation by SAIF after suffering a workplace injury, we can help. 

Our attorneys maintain a steadfast commitment to helping injured workers in the State of Oregon.

We understand the system inside and out and are ready to provide you with the unshakable representation and expert guidance you need to win your case.

Areas We Serve

We have a proven track record of winning cases against SAIF throughout the state, including the following areas:

  • Portland
  • Beaverton
  • Tigard
  • Pendleton and Eastern Oregon
  • Salem
  • The Central and Northern Oregon Coast
  • McMinnville
  • & More

Mr. Martin did an excellent job of assuring my wife received appropriate compensation in closing out a workplace accident case. I’d highly recommend them for help straightening out very complicated issues.”

Kenneth Beare

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