The medical treatment and lost wages you get with workers’ compensation benefits immediately ease the stress of a life-disrupting job injury.
You can rest, focus on healing, and feel more confident that you’ll have the financial resources to move forward with your life.
In Oregon, most jobs are covered by workers’ comp. These are the only requirements to get benefits:
But sometimes the system makes it harder than it should be.
To prevent your employer or the workers’ comp insurance company from trying to reduce the benefits you get (to save themselves money), you need to start your claim the right way.
Keep reading for the first steps you should take. And, get Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning to protect your workers’ comp rights.
Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience helping people in Oregon get through injuries, health problems and financial tough times.
We have offices in Eugene-Springfield, Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford. We help people injured in Oregon’s timber industry, health care industry, and any other kind of job. After you’re hurt at work, let us help you get on the path of financial recovery.
The way you start your workers’ comp claim can make a difference in how quickly and how fully you receive the benefits you need to stay financially stable after an injury on the job.
This is what you should do after you’re injured on the job:
You should talk to an experienced workers’ comp lawyer before you sign anything or make any statements to the insurance company about your job injury and your claim for benefits.
With a lawyer, you have someone standing up for you if the insurance company denies your benefits, delays awarding you benefits, or grants some but not all of the benefits that you should receive.
Our lawyers know how to handle insurance tactics, like saying your injury stemmed from a preexisting condition or concluding your claim without the most favorable settlement for you.
Have us look at your situation to be sure your rights are protected. At Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning, it costs you nothing for an initial conversation.
The financial support that comes with workers’ comp can make a huge difference for you after the financial blow of getting hurt at work.
The benefits include the following:
Coverage for your medical treatment should begin immediately after your injury.
Payment for your lost wages should start by 14 days after your employer officially gives notice that you experienced an injury forcing you off work. The checks then come weekly.
But sometimes you need a lawyer to make sure the process keeps moving.
You pay no attorney fee to start working with a lawyer. Don’t hesitate to claim all the financial support you need to hold on to the lifestyle you’ve built.
Getting hurt at work alters your life. Your head swims with questions. How will you stop your job injury from becoming a financial injury? How do workers’ comp benefits work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:Workers’ Comp FAQs »
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