Employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover your medical expenses and lost income. The law protects people who are hurt on the job, including:
- Workplace accident injuries
- Overuse injury claims
- Occupational disease claims
- Hearing loss claims
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back injuries, shoulder injuries, and more
Did you get hurt on the job? Call 503-229-0895 to talk with a workers’ comp lawyer to learn about your options for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Oregon
If you were injured on the job, you need to tell your employer. Your employer should provide you with Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness.
Tell your doctor you were hurt at work. The doctor’s office will file the paperwork necessary for your employer’s insurance company to pay for your medical care.
Sometimes, employer’s insurance companies deny valid claims. Some workers choose to not fight for their rights.
If your claim was denied, you have the right to appeal.
But there is a very strict time limit on workers’ compensation appeal. You need help to:
- Thoroughly investigate your claim
- Prepare your appeal
- Work with your physician, ultimately determines the time you need off from work, and assesses disability
- Prepare the proper documentation and attend your hearings
No out-of-pocket costs if you win.
In Oregon, when your denied claim is overturned, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company must pay your attorney’s fees.
Simply put, you are not responsible for out-of-pocket expenses if you prevail.
Since 1987, hardworking Oregonians in construction, health care, sawmills, logging and paper mills, and other industries have come to attorney Marcia Alvey for help.
A respected and experienced attorney, Alvey was the 2013-2014 President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, and she fought for legislation on worker’s rights in Salem.
You worked hard: don’t lose your rightful benefits. Contact Marcia Alvey for help with your workers’ compensation claim.