Determining if You Have a Workers’ Comp Claim

Do I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Oregon?

If you’re an employee in Oregon and you were injured in the course of doing your job, chances are you are covered by workers’ comp.

What jobs are covered under workers’ comp?

Most jobs in Oregon are covered by workers’ comp because most employers are required to have workers’ comp insurance.

If you are an employee hurt at work, your job is likely covered.

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What kinds of injuries are covered by Oregon workers’ comp?

Any injury that happens at work qualifies for workers’ comp.

It doesn’t matter how the injury happened or if someone was at fault. It only matters that it happened on the job.

Workers’ comp benefits also apply to chronic conditions you developed because of conditions at work, such as repetitive motion injuries or exposure to dangerous substances.
The key to any workers’ comp claim is confirming that your health was damaged through your job.

An experienced workers’ compensation attorney from Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning can take a look at your case and let you know your options.

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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Oregon

How do I start my workers’ compensation claim in Oregon?

First get medical attention and tell the doctor your injury happened at work. Then inform your employer about your accident on the job. Telling your employer is how you get your claim officially started.

You’ll need to fill out a job injury report. And you’ll want to confirm that your employer filed your claim with the insurance company.

A lawyer can help you make sure everything is in order.

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What benefits are included in workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits provide medical treatment for your job injury, payment for some of the wages you miss when you can’t work because of your injury, and vocational help when you return to work.

Medical coverage begins immediately. Payment for lost wages begins 14 days after official notice of a work injury that pushed you off the job.

Can I receive Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation benefits?

If your job injury will leave you off of work for an extended period, you may also be able to claim Social Security Disability benefits.

The attorneys at Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning can help you with both workers’ comp and Social Security Disability.

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What happens if I’m denied workers’ compensation benefits?

You can appeal a denial of workers’ compensation benefits and ultimately still get awarded workers’ comp.

The process becomes much more complicated at the appealing stage, so you could benefit by working with an experienced Oregon workers’ compensation lawyer. You don’t pay a lawyer fee to get started on your claim.

What happens at the end of my workers’ compensation benefits?

Workers’ comp claims can end with returning to work. They can end when medical treatment can’t help you recover anymore.

And they can end with a settlement that pays an amount meant to help you with future costs associated with your injury.

A workers’ comp lawyer can represent you in this process, so you can feel secure that you’re getting what’s fair.

Working with Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Do I need an attorney for help with Oregon workers’ comp?

Employers’ or workers’ compensation insurance companies will often resist awarding you benefits—to save themselves money.

Sometimes they will award partial benefits but not everything you are entitled to receive.

Having a workers’ compensation attorney is a way to be sure you’re getting full benefits. An experienced lawyer will know how the system is supposed to work and how to correct problems.

And your lawyer saves you the work of gathering documents and negotiating with insurance companies to maximize your benefits.

When should I contact a workers’ comp lawyer?

Always get the immediate medical attention you need after an accident on the job.

But it’s best to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer as early as you can in the process.

Having a lawyer looking out for your interests helps you make sure your claim is treated fairly from the beginning and you get all the benefits you deserve in the end.

How much does it cost to work with Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning on my workers’ comp?

It costs you nothing up front to start working with a workers’ compensation lawyer.

You pay an attorney fee only after you win benefits.

Does Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning provide telephone appointments?

Yes, we do.

When it’s hard for you to get to one of our offices because of your health and financial limitations (or it’s a situation like we’ve all faced with the COVID-19 pandemic closing offices and people maintaining physical distance from each other), our workers’ comp attorneys can still meet with you by phone.

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I’m interested in talking to Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning. How do I get in touch?

You can call us or send us a message online. We have five offices serving people in Oregon: Eugene-Springfield, Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford.

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