COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States increases daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of a million people are infected with the virus. Health care workers and first responders appear to be among those most at risk due to their daily exposure to patients infected by the disease. Claims for workers’ …

Remedies for Health Care Workers Injured on the Job

Our healthcare workers are on the front lines of some of the most important challenges in modern history. If you work in the healthcare industry, chances are you know how easy it is to suffer from an injury or illness related to your job. What may come as an unpleasant surprise is that working at a factory or construction site …

A Brief History of Workers’ Comp: How Does Oregon Compare?

Every state has some form of workers’ compensation system to provide benefits when an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness. Some states, such as Oregon, make it mandatory for most employers, while others states offer options. Complaints about complicated rules and regulations and endless forms to fill out, however, are  common no matter where you live. A look back …

What bicyclists should know about Oregon’s new Stop-as-Yield law

The popularity of bicycle riding as exercise and as an alternative to the family car for getting around town has resulted in states attempting to make streets more cyclist friendly by changing a few traditional rules of the road. As of January 1, 2020, bicycle riders in Oregon join riders in other states in not having to come to a …

What Happens When the Person Injured in an Accident Is Partially at Fault?

Accidents frequently happen through no fault of anyone other than the unfortunate victim — for instance, if they stumble over an untied shoelace and fall to the ground. Other accidents can occur because of the negligence or carelessness of a party other than the injured person. If a broken floor tile causes someone to be injured, for example, the negligence …

Workers’ Comp May Not Be Your Only Source of Compensation

If you have been injured at work, workers’ compensation offers easy access to the medical care you need to recover from your injuries and return to work. It not only pays your medical bills, but it also provides benefits to make up for the wages you lose by being unable to work. What you might not realize is that you …

Oregon Workers’ Comp For Employers and Workers

Employers recently got good news with the announcement from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services of a continuation in the seven-year trend of declining premiums for the workers’ compensation insurance they must carry. The department emphasizes that the savings for employers does not come at the expense of injured workers, who continue to have access to comprehensive medical care …

Lost Wages for a Personal Injury Claim

Injuries caused by another person’s negligence may entitle you to recover damages, whether the injuries were caused by a driver who ran through a red light while texting on a cellphone or by a property owner who failed to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk. The word “damages” might make you think of  the recovery of medical expenses and …

One of the Causes of Distracted Driving May Surprise You

You’ve probably heard or read enough about texting while driving to know that it increases the risk of causing a traffic accident, but it’s not the only behavior engaged by drivers that can cause them to be distracted. Anything that makes your attention shift from driving to another activity is a distraction, including eating, reaching for something in the glovebox, …

Steps in the Personal Injury Claim Process

 Whether your injuries are the result of a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, or any other situation caused by the negligence or carelessness of another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Each claim and the circumstances surrounding it are different, but the following steps are common to most personal injury claims. Choose an attorney  After you receive medical treatment …