Portland Workers' Comp Pay Attorneys
Committed to Helping You Replace Your Lost Earnings
If you cannot return to your regular work duties after sustaining a work-related injury, you are entitled to employer-paid workers' comp benefits to make up for your lost wages. However, there are many reasons to hire an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to enforce your rights:
- Your wage loss claim may be rejected as not work-related or as a pre-existing condition.
- Your degree of disability may be downplayed, reducing your benefits.
- Your insurer may try to terminate disability pay before you have obtained the recovery level expected.
The partners at the Law Offices of Hansen Malagon have more than 70 years of combined experience handling workers' compensation claims. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to assert your rights in the initial claims process and in the appeals of denied claims. As soon as you know you will be missing work, contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly skilled Portland workers’ comp lawyer.
Should I Take the Cash Settlement?
The insurance company may offer a lump sum settlement in lieu of current and/or future benefits. We often recommend not accepting this, because it terminates future coverage. Our legal team can advise on whether it makes sense for your particular situation.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
After your injury keeps you off the job for three days, you are entitled to temporary total disability payments for wage loss. You are paid two-thirds of your average weekly wage (up to a maximum amount) every two weeks until:
- You are released by a doctor to return to your regular job
- You are released to light duty, with continued benefits to make up any difference in pay
- You are deemed medically stationary, meaning no further time or treatment will improve your condition
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
If you suffered the permanent loss of function or loss of a body part, you will receive compensation based on the level of impairment, social and vocational factors. You can receive a partial disability award even if you can still work or return to your regular work. We can also appeal if you disagree with the doctor's assessment of the degree of disability.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
If you cannot return to your job or work in any capacity for more than poverty-level wages, you are entitled to lifetime monthly benefits; and a spouse and dependents will receive benefits if you die. The Law Offices of Hansen Malagon is available to step in to arrange independent documentation if the insurer disputes that you are disabled. We can also help manage any offsets from Social Security Disability Insurance or a third party lawsuit.
Contact Our Oregon Permanent and Temporary Disability Claim Lawyers
Contact our law firm online or call us at 503-821-7934 (Portland area) or 866-661-8679 (toll free) to arrange a free initial consultation about wage loss benefits for a temporary or permanent disability.
We offer consultations at our four office locations in downtown Portland, Gresham/Clackamas, Salem or Eugene/Springfield. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we will come to you.