What Is an IME, and How Could It Affect My Workers’ Comp Claim?

When a work-related injury or illness occurs, Oregon and most other states have a workers’ compensation system to provide the worker with benefits. These include payment of the cost of medical treatment and care and payment of wages lost from being unable to work while recovering. A claim for benefits is filed with your employer or with the insurance company …

How Do You Defend Yourself From a Personal Injury Claim?

If someone sustained injuries in a car accident, a fall on your property, or another mishap that they say was your fault, you need to know how to defend yourself against a claim for damages. The first thing that you must do is obtain legal advice and representation from a Bend personal injury attorney. A personal injury claim made against …

What Are the Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The sight of vehicles on the side of the road after a crash or someone slipping and falling on an ice- or snow-covered sidewalk occurs with such frequency that you may not realize the devastating consequences of accidents. Deaths and injuries caused by accidents occur more frequently than you might otherwise imagine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Common Mistakes That May Ruin Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Most employers are required by law in Oregon to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. When an accident or conditions at work cause an injury or illness, workers’ compensation provides access to medical care and reimbursement of lost wages. It is a no-fault system, which means that you may recover benefits even if you were at fault.  Your right …

How To Choose The Right Lawyer To Handle Your Personal Injury Claim

When you suffer injuries in an accident caused by the negligent conduct of another party, you want to know that the attorney chosen to fight for you has the knowledge, skills and experience needed to get you the compensation you deserve. According to the American Bar Association, more than 1.3 million lawyers actively practice law in the U.S. Many of …

What Is The Maximum Social Security Disability Benefit Amount An Insured Can Receive?

When a medical condition causes a disability that affects your ability to earn income through employment or self-employment, it may be difficult or impossible to pay your bills. Approval of your application for a monthly Social Security disability benefit payment may provide much-needed financial assistance.  The disability advocates at London Disability understand that the rules and regulations that control how …

5 Things You Can Do After an Accident to Protect Your Right to Make a Claim for Damages

A delay caused by traffic slowing down at the scene of an accident has become an all-too-common occurrence. According to the most currently available data from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, the annual total of million motor vehicle accidents reported to police exceeds 6.7 million. During the same period, motorists in Oregon accounted for 50,128 crashes, with 456 …

How to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles offer an economical alternative to cars and other motor vehicles for the daily commute or simply taking off to enjoy cruising along a scenic highway. The ease and fun of riding a motorcycle cannot be denied, but neither can the crash data revealing the inherent dangers faced by riders and their passengers.  According to the National Safety Council, motorcycles …

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim

When someone dies through the negligence or intentional conduct of another party, the surviving family members of the deceased may have the right to obtain compensation through a concept known as “wrongful death.” It exists through laws enacted in each state that hold responsible agencies of the government, individuals, businesses, and organizations when their negligent or intentional actions cause a …