Portland Workers' Compensation Benefits Lawyers
Our law firm's partners have more than 70 years of combined experience handling workers' compensation claims. We have a firm understanding of Oregon's workers' compensation system, which has proven to be invaluable in helping clients obtain the full level of benefits they are entitled to receive. We are also effective in asserting our clients' rights in the appeal stage when they are rejected or shortchanged on the initial claim.
Committed to Protecting Your Rights
At the Law Offices of Hansen Malagon in Portland, Oregon, we will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you obtain the full level of workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled. We are also committed to protecting your right to any other additional claims arising from a work-related injury.
Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly skilled Portland workers' compensation attorney. No matter what industry you work in, we will protect your rights while you focus on getting back on your feet.
Outlining Oregon's Workers' Compensation Benefits
In Oregon, there are two main categories of workers' compensation benefits:
- Temporary or permanent wage loss — Injured workers receive biweekly benefits until they are released to return to their regular work or are medically stationary, which means they are as well as they are going to get.
- Medical care and retraining benefits — The employer pays for medical bills and ongoing treatment and must pay for vocational rehabilitation if the worker can't return to his or her old job or to a new job at 80 percent of what the worker would be making had the injury never occurred.
Other benefits that may apply:
- Death benefits to the spouse or children for a work-related fatality
- Attorney fees
- Penalties for unreasonable delay or denial in paying benefits
For a lasting disability, you may be tempted to take a lump sum settlement. You should always consult an attorney to make sure this is in your best interests — you may be giving up important future rights.
Experienced Counsel and Representation
Our law firm's partners have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims in Oregon. We are available to assist in the initial application for benefits and explore any third party claims for additional compensation. Our law firm is also skilled in appealing denied claims in administrative hearings and in state court.
Contact Our Firm's Oregon Work Injury Claims Attorneys
Contact our law firm online or call us at 503-821-7934 (Portland area) or 866-661-8679 (toll free) to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly skilled Portland workers' comp attorney.
When you select our law firm, you will work directly with one of our firm's partners who will sit down with you and explain your rights regarding workers' compensation benefits. 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.