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What if my workplace injury is my fault?

Although the average Portland, Oregon, worker probably tries to be careful while on the job and follow the rules, like anyone else, employees do make mistakes. Moreover, it is an unfortunate reality that sometimes these mistakes leave that employee seriously and even permanently injured.

Crush injuries can lead to serious, long-term problems

Many people in Portland, Oregon, work at industrial sites or construction zones where there are literally lots of heavy moving parts. In addition to different types of vehicles and industrial equipment like forklifts, walls, heavy loads and other objects are commonplace at an industrial or construction Even mounds of dirt or debris, or, for that matter, open ditches, can give way and move suddenly and without warning.

Can I choose my own doctor after a workplace accident?

Although some employers might suggest that an injured worker has to go to a doctor who is chosen by the employer's insurance company, an injured employee in fact has the right to choose his or her own doctor. The person's doctor need only be properly licensed to practice medicine in Oregon.

Can I lose my job for filing a workers' compensation claim?

Like its sister states, Oregon's workers' compensation system is a no fault system, meaning that, generally speaking, no one is going to ask whether a work-related injury was due to the mistake or even the carelessness of the employee.

Are you suffering from a repetitive motion injury?

If you perform a series of repetitive motions for your job, you might be noticing a difference in how you feel lately. An ache here, some stiffness there, even significant and ongoing pain. If you have been performing the same type of work for a while, you might have a repetitive motion injury.

Third party liability claims after a workplace injury

The people of Portland expect that their employers will provide them with a safe place to work. Should they wind up getting hurt at work, it is therefore quite understandable that Portlanders and other Oregonians will first look to their employers to make things right, even when, strictly speaking, the injury wasn't the employer's legal responsibility. There is still the expectation that employers in Oregon take care of their employees.

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