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Here are some frequently asked questions about Oregon workers’ comp law. You can find more questions and answers on our workers’ compensation FAQ page.
It depends on the circumstances of your work-related injury or illness.
You may have as few as 30 days for an on-the-job injury. If you have an illness related to your work, you may have much longer.
In general, you should file a workers’ comp claim as soon as possible.
If the insurance company denies your claim, you will receive no benefits—until and unless your attorney can get that denial overturned.
Even if your claim has been denied, you should continue to get the medical treatment you need.
If you have private health insurance, consider submitting any outstanding medical bills submitted to your health insurer. Most insurance companies will ask you to sign a Trust Agreement, which states that they will be repaid by the workers’ compensation carrier for any benefits if you are successful in overturning the denial.
Contact your lawyer’s office: they can make arrangements with your health insurer to get your benefits started.
If Alvey Law Group successfully overturns the workers’ compensation claim denial, then the insurance company will pay the attorney’s fees.
For more information, see How does a workers comp lawyer get paid?
This is general information on workers’ comp law; it is not legal advice. Please direct specific questions to your attorney.