Experience Brings Results

Get compensated for missed work and injuries suffered on the job

Working in certain fields can be difficult and potentially dangerous. That's why your employer is supposed to have workers' compensation insurance. If he doesn't and you get hurt, it can mean that you have to fight a legal battle to get the money you need to care for yourself properly following an injury.

The purpose of workers' compensation is to make sure you're covered when you get hurt. With workers' compensation, you make a claim to the agency, and it approves it. Once approved, your medical bills are covered by the agency. After a period of time, you may begin receiving compensation for missed work, too, although you may have to file separately to receive it.

Your attorney can help you obtain the money you need, even if your employer doesn't have insurance. Breaking workers' compensation laws is against the law and can result in fines and penalties for your employer. On top of those fines and penalties, your employer will also be held liable for your injuries and the costs accrued because of them. If you have to sue your employer, you may be able to get compensated for your legal fees, too.

Medical bills can cost thousands of dollars per injury, while workers' compensation coverage is significantly less expensive to have. There's really no excuse for your employer not to have this coverage, since it helps keep him or her from being held personally liable for injuries and makes sure you can get the compensation needed for yours. Our website has more on what to do if you have to sue for compensation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Subscribe to This Blog's Feed FindLaw Network

Practice Areas

Office Location

Schoenfeld & Schoenfeld, P.C.
2051 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-208-9089
Toll Free: 888-366-5805
Fax: 503-236-1867
Map and Directions

Hood River Office
216 Columbia Street
Hood River, OR 97031
Map and Directions

Review Us