The most common back injuries that result in Oregon workers' comp claims tend to be strains, sprains, and herniated discs, which are also referred to by physicians as "bulging" or "extruded" discs. Herniated discs are serious injuries, and they mean more exposure for the insurance carrier.
Back injuries can occur at any time, to workers in any occupation. If you suffered a back injury at work, you have the right to pursue a workers' compensation claim.
My name is Michael J. Orlando, and I have been a workers' compensation attorney for more than 11 years. I have also worked in the insurance industry, which means I understand insurance companies' strategies and I know what members of the Workers' Compensation Board look for when considering workers' comp cases. At my office in Beaverton, every injured Oregon worker matters.
Insurance carriers often play a game I call "hide the condition." The insurance company may accept a condition that is less serious than the one you actually have. For example, if you have a herniated disc, the insurance company may accept a claim for a back strain. They do this in an attempt to make you believe that you are fully covered, when in fact you are only covered for a less serious injury.
I can obtain your file and review it to ensure that the insurance company does not minimize your injury.
I empower my clients to make their own decisions as to the best way to pursue their cases. I will support you whether you choose to settle or fight in court.
When you contact my Portland-area office, you will speak directly with me - not a paralegal or a secretary. If you have experienced a work-related back injury but aren't sure whether or not your injury will be covered, give me a call. I take workers' comp cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee for you unless your case is settled or won. Get started by sending me a message or calling. I am located in Beaverton, but work with clients from Portland, Eugene, and throughout the state.