Have you been injured at work? Did your employer do everything they could to prevent it? They should take good care of you after all the hard work you’ve put in. Not only because it’s the right thing to do. But because it’s the law.
Injured at Work? We Can Help.
Question: If you’re hurt on the job, are you stuck with the limited remedies offered by Workers’ Compensation? Answer: You cannot sue your employer directly unless the employer intended to hurt you.
But on the job injuries are often the fault of a person or company other than your employer. In that case, you can recover money not only from Workers’ Compensation – you also have a claim against the person or company who caused your injuries.
Oregon law places the responsibility for workplace safety on all contractors and subcontractors and requires them to use every practical safety precaution to prevent injuries at a jobsite or workplace.
This law is powerful. It puts people over profits.
We recently represented the foreman of a siding company who is paralyzed from the waist down because he fell from a ladder when scaffolding collapsed. He won a settlement against the general contractor, who didn’t bother to make sure that equipment at the job site was safe.
Other jobsite injury cases our attorneys have handled include a paper plant workman who suffered serious chemical burns, a worker who fell from a platform, and workers injured by dangerous vehicles and shoddy machinery.