An injured worker may be facing financial losses after a work accident. From lost wages to medical expenses, an employee and his family can be impacted by the incident for years to come. While Oregon employers are generally required to provide workers' compensation coverage for a work accident, the claims process can be complicated and confusing.
In the state of Oregon, injured workers have rights. Injured workers should remember that they may be eligible for financial recovery through workers' compensation benefits. If you have been injured on the job, we can help you determine which legal steps to take to in order to secure the money you need to move forward.
A work accident recently claimed a second life of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) worker. The death of the road construction worker was tragic and has raised questions about the safety practices of ODOT employers and the well-being of contract workers. Currently, the work accident is under further investigation by the Oregon State Police.
The WildCat Haven Sanctuary in Oregon is facing public scrutiny and fines after a fatal work accident at its facility. The facility is facing fines and penalties from the incident, but it is appealing these measures. In fact, the wildcat sanctuary is meeting with the Oregon branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to discuss appealing the work accident and its liability in the incident.
Police continue to investigate the cause of a tragic accident that claimed the life of an Oregon man and injured another. According to the report, the two men were on the job trying to unload equipment from a trailer when the work accident occurred. Employees of a local landscaping company, the men were setting up in preparation for a job near an elementary school when they were struck by a passing vehicle.
An Oregon company in charge of digging a trench has been questioned after a work accident led to the collapse of the trench. While the company claims that all safety precautions had been taken, the work accident left one man injured. The company, Apollo Drain and Rooter Services, claims that the accident was a rare occurrence that was not the fault of the company.
The Oregon location of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a company after a fatal work accident. The company is North American Power Line Construction Services Inc. After a further investigation of the work accident, the company was fined approximately $7,000.
While employed by Bar M Ranch in Oregon, a young teenager had a severe fall which resulted in paralysis. The work accident occurred when she was on a high swing and plunged 40 feet to the ground. Her parents claim that she was injured while performing her work duties and that she was not outfitted with adequately fitting safety gear.
OSHA takes employee safety seriously. That is why one machine company has recently been fined for failing to comply with safety directives issued by the federal agency. These fines are in an attempt to get company owners to comply with safety standards designed to limit the chance for a work accident. Similar fines would be issued against Oregon employers who failed to comply.