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 …

Do Accident Scene Photos Help Win Personal Injury Cases?

Your cell phone may provide the evidence that your Bend, Oregon, personal injury attorney needs to win your case against a negligent driver. Photographs taken at the scene before anything has been removed or disturbed can serve as powerful evidence to prove that the negligence of another driver caused the crash and the personal injuries that you suffered. Conflicting accounts …

Is The Clock Running Out on Your Personal Injury Claim?

Every personal injury case comes with its own ticking clock, counting down the time left to make a claim for damages. Each state has its own statute of limitations controlling when the clock begins and how much time you have left before you can no longer file a lawsuit. Allowing the clock to expire can be fatal to your right …

Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for COVID-19?

The answer to this question is that it depends on the workers’ compensation laws and regulations of the state in which you live and how they address exposure to infectious diseases. If you believe that you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 while working in Oregon, this article will enhance your understanding of how such claims for …