Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied?
We’re Ready to Help You Seek a Path Forward
Workers' compensation law provides employees with financial resources to cover aspects like medical costs when they've suffered an injury on the job. However, filing a claim and obtaining benefits can be tough. If you aren't receiving enough benefits or your employer denied your claim, discover how a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney can help.
Our founder, Michael J. Orlando, is ready to help you pursue the compensation you need for your work-related injuries. He is able to look over your claim, discuss it with your employer, and fight the insurance company to get you a fair deal.
When you need legal guidance after an Oregon workplace injury, contact us at Law Office of Michael J. Orlando. From our office in Beaverton, we represent employees throughout the state, including those in Salem, Eugene, and the Portland metro. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation.
What to Do After a Workplace Injury
It’s important that you act quickly and carefully after suffering a work-related injury. One misstep could prevent you from receiving full benefits, or any benefits at all. If you were hurt on the job, be sure to take the following actions:
- Report your injury to your employer. Don’t give your employer’s legal team the opportunity to prove that your injury wasn’t caused on company property or during your shift. Make sure you document your report (including the date of the injury, a description of the incident, and any witness statements) to be used as evidence in your claim if needed.
- Get medical attention. Tell your health care provider that your injury occurred at work. When your doctor’s notes indicate the injury happened at your place of employment, you may have a greater chance at being properly reimbursed.
- Talk to an attorney. Your injury already occurred on your employer’s watch. You can’t rely on them to protect your best interests when it comes to your recovery. Start working with a lawyer who can skillfully advocate for your rights.
Challenging your employer is incredibly intimidating, but you need to put your best interests first. When an injury is threatening your future and your livelihood, you deserve every opportunity to move forward. That includes proper financial compensation.