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Category: Workers’ Compensation

COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation

COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation

Filing a workplace injury workers’ compensation claim can be confusing under the best of circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding a new dimension of complexity to an already complicated and overwhelmed system. States are responding to COVID-19 in different ways,...

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Different Types of Workers’ Compensation

Different Types of Workers’ Compensation

If you suffer an injury on the job or come down with an illness or other medical condition due to your work, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits through your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer. However,...

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Workplace Protections at Home

Workplace Protections at Home

As the coronavirus rapidly spread throughout Oregon and the rest of the country, thousands of employees found themselves working from home. Working from home can help protect you and your loved ones from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. However, that does...

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Injured at work but not reported?

Injured at work but not reported?

If you did not report your injury to your supervisor or employer within the 90 days allowed by Oregon to file a claim for injury, it is possible to extend the time to file your claim to one year, but...

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How long can I collect workers compensation in Oregon?

How long can I collect workers compensation in Oregon?

Oregon has no time limit on how long a worker can collect compensation, or what is more frequently referred to as lost wages, time loss, or temporary disability payments.  There are requirements to obtain such compensation. A worker is eligible...

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How long to report a work-related injury?

How long to report a work-related injury?

You should always report any on-the-job injury immediately to your direct supervisor.  It is best to report your injury in writing including the date, place, a brief description of what happened and what body part was injured. Oregon law allows...

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What is indemnity in workers’ compensation?

What is indemnity in workers’ compensation?

Indemnity is not a concept that is usually associated with workers’ compensation coverage in Oregon because all employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance.  If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, they are considered non-complying employer.  Even...

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Should You Appeal a Denial of a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Portland?

Should You Appeal a Denial of a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Portland?

When you suffer what you believe was a work-related injury or occupational illness and you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you expect that you will get the benefits you need for your medical treatment and to replace the...

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Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

A COVID-19 diagnosis may be a compensable work injury. If you contracted COVID-19, or any other virus, as result of an exposure or at work you should file a workers’ compensation claim. DO NOT WAIT! You should also immediately notify...

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Does Workers Compensation Cover Travel To and From Work

Does Workers Compensation Cover Travel To and From Work

The short answer is “it depends”! Generally, injuries that happen when a worker is on their way to work, or on their way home from work, are excluded from coverage under Oregon law. This is often referred to as the...

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