For the many Oregon workers’ compensation claims a lawyer is unnecessary. The insurer will simply accept your claim without complaint. But if you do run into any resistance, an attorney is necessary to guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf. At a minimum an attorney can explain your rights and answer any questions or concerns you may have. And if the insurer does deny your claim, an attorney can help negotiate a settlement or, if necessary, handle an appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Board.