On the job injuries attorneys in Portland
Insurance is a wonderful concept and something that is a great thing to have. It acts as a safety net that catches you if you fall off the tightrope. In the case of Workers Compensation Insurance, the program is designed to catch you if you are injured on the job. Depending on your line of work, an on the job injury could be as simple as a slip and fall on the wet floor of the bathroom or it could be something life-changing like being injured on a piece of machinery. In either case, workers’ compensation insurance is in place to help cover the cost of your medical bills, and it can also cover up to two-thirds of the income you lose while injured. The idea is that you receive these benefits until you are able to return to work and secure your full income again.
Unfortunately, as with most insurance claims, the process of submitting your application, getting, it approved, and actually receiving your benefits can be completely overwhelming – especially if you are dealing with an injury and trying to heal. If you feel like your working environment is having a negative effect on your health or you have sustained an on the job injury – don’t hesitate to contact our office right away. You need a skilled and highly-experienced workers compensation attorney in your corner, who can file your claim and follow it through the entire process to approval. There are a variety of ways that people can be injured on the job. Some include:
- Overexertion or injury of the back, arms, or neck
- Overexertion or injury of the hips, legs, knees, or feet
- Falling or facial accidents resulting in injuries to the eyes, neck, head, or ears.
- Exposure to chemicals resulting in injury or illness
- Slipping and falling from any elevated or flat surface
- Injuries sustained while using heavy equipment, machinery, or moving vehicles
An Oregon workers’ compensation claim involves gathering medical records, speaking with physicians, and investigating the finite details of the circumstances leading up to the injury.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we have done this very process for more than 1,000 claimants each year for decades. Our team of professional and highly-skilled workers’ compensation attorneys have fully mastered the expertise and methods needed to gracefully navigate these complex waters. Giving the little guy a fighting chance against the major insurance companies is the whole reason we got into this business – and, we do it with passion and determination! We keep you in mind when fighting for approval of your benefits and, work hard to make sure that your application is accurate and thorough so nothing holds up the process.
When you contact our office, we will quickly get you scheduled for a complimentary consultation to go over your claim and where you are in the process. There are strict deadlines when it comes to workers’ compensation, so it is important to contact us sooner than later. Don’t delay calling us if you are worried about cost either. All of our work is done up front, and our payment is contingent on us getting your claim approved.