When you are injured at work, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to cover your medical expenses and lost income.
But there are times when different rules apply.
Employers, owners, and contractors are required to uphold basic safety standards for the workplace. They are supposed to use all available resources to protect workers performing potentially dangerous jobs.
If your employer did not take proper precautions to prevent your workplace accident, you may have a claim under the Oregon Employer’s Liability Law (ELL).
What to do if you were in a workplace accident
It can be hard to determine if your on-the-job injury is covered by Workers’ Compensation, or if you need help making an ELL claim.
You need to know all of your options.
Many of the millions of workers hurt on the job every year work in the construction, logging, or industrial fields.
Most of these accidents could have been avoided by following ELL and OSHA guidelines.
- Fall protections
- Hazard communication
- Construction scaffolding
- Respiratory protection
- Industrial trucks
- Ladders (meeting Construction standards)
- Electrical wiring
- Machine guarding
- Electrical: systems design
Questions about a work injury? Talk to a lawyer about your workplace accident.
Alvey Law Group has helped many people injured at work to sort out both workers’ compensation claims and workplace injury claims.
We help work accident victims on a contingency fee basis: you do not pay attorney’s fees until your case is resolved.