Workers Compensation

The Most Common Causes
of Work Injury Claims

Nobody starts the day expecting to get hurt on the job. Unfortunately, injuries in and around the workplace are all too common. In fact, a work injury can happen in so many ways, it’s surprising that more employees don’t end their work days being examined by a doctor. According to the United States Department of […] Read More 〉〉

Workers Compensation

What Are My Rights if I Get
Injured on the Job?

An Oregon employee injured at work has important rights to workers compensation benefits including medical costs, lost wages, and permanent disability, if any. But the worker must comply with certain requirements under Oregon law to receive them. If you’re hurt on the job, go to your regular health care provider, an urgent-care clinic, or a […] Read More 〉〉

Serious Injury

Can an Attorney Tell Me How Much My Personal Injury Case is Worth?

An injured person seeking attorney representation often wants to know how much the lawyer thinks the case is worth. Based on knowledge of the law on compensatory damages, previous jury verdicts, and prospective juror attitudes, experienced personal injury attorneys can generally give a broad range of value for particular types of cases. Since injuries, injured […] Read More 〉〉

Serious Injury

Your Right to Medical Records and Protected Health Information

Medical records can be as important to an injury lawyer as they are to a patient. In most cases, the medical record’s contents can tell an attorney quickly what was wrong with the patient and what was done about it. With that information, lawyers should be able to answer many of the legal questions that […] Read More 〉〉

Serious Injury

2014 Year in Review: Personal Injury Law in the Oregon Supreme Court

Law is ever changing, but a new year is a fine excuse to review recent cases. Not every decision is a legal landmark. In 2014, however, the Oregon Supreme Court decided a couple of tort cases that could have significant positive effects on people injured by negligence. Perhaps the most important came nearly at the […] Read More 〉〉