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Workers’ compensation is a system of benefits to help workers who are injured on the job. If you get hurt at work, whether it’s a slip and fall, a machine malfunction or a back injury, you have the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation with the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division. An experienced attorney can help you determine your eligibility. People contact us because we have a network of tough, successful attorneys who fight for their clients. Every attorney we recommend gives a free consultation and only gets paid if you hire them and they make a recovery for you.
If your claim is approved, the following benefits are available to Oregon workers:
- Medical. Your medical bills should be covered 100% for the duration of your injury, as long as they are reasonable and necessary.
- Temporary disability. If you have to take time off work due to your injury, you can get paid a portion of your lost wages. You can also receive this benefit if you are put on light duty for less pay. Your doctor needs to authorize time off work.
- Permanent partial disability. If you do not fully recover from your injury, you can receive payment based on the severity of the injury and the part of your body that is affected.
- Permanent total disability. If you are permanently injured and unable to work, you can receive payments for the rest of your life.
- Vocational rehabilitation. If you can’t perform your old job but have the ability to work in another capacity or in another field, you might be eligible for training to prepare you for a new line of work.
Filing a claim for workers’ compensation is not a lawsuit. It’s an insurance claim. Most of the time this means you will be dealing with the insurance company and not directly with your employer. When dealing with the insurance company, it’s in your best interest to have an attorney. An insurer’s goal is to save money by paying as few benefits as possible, while your attorney’s goal will be to get you all the benefits to which you’re entitled.
In almost every case, hiring an attorney leads to higher benefit and settlement amounts. If you would like help in finding a lawyer please contact us at 800-807-9530 for a referral to an experienced work comp lawyer. There is no charge for our service.
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