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.
A man in another state is in the hospital recovering from the injuries that he suffered while on the job. Like many here in Oregon, he worked at a plant that produces food, in this case processing meat. Now, the man is likely working to return to gainful employment, a task that may be eased by benefits provided by his state's workers' compensation program.
Oregon readers will be saddened to learn of the tragic death of a man who was on the job when he died. The man worked in another state on the site of the construction of a new stadium for a major league football team. Now, the survivors of the man may seek a claim from his home state's workers' compensation insurance program.
An unfortunate incident happened recently on an Oregon farm. The Forest Grove area farm was staffed by people working in the fields harvesting vegetables such as beets. Unfortunately, one of those who were working in the fields suffered injury when his leg became caught in a farm machine. The injury may result in the man making a claim to our state's workers' compensation program.