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Industrial Accident Cases


We Handle Worksite & Industrial Accident Claims in Portland and Throughout Oregon

More than 1,000 deaths occur each year in U.S. industrial accidents. Of this broad definition of work, construction trades worker fatalities make up the largest number each year: 621 in 2009 and 530 in 2010, according to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2010, compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At Johnston Law Firm, P.C., we are sensitive to this issue and strive to protect the rights of people who have lost loved ones due to job site fatalities and people who have been severely injured on work sites. Construction sites and industrial environments contain a multitude of dangerous and potentially unsafe conditions, that can cause a Portland workplace injury, no matter how diligent workers and employers are. If you or a loved one is an injured worker, our Portland work site accident lawyer, Marc A. Johnston, can work thoughtfully and aggressively to pursue the benefits and compensation you are entitled to.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. It is critical to discuss your options with an experienced lawyer before negotiating or issuing recorded statements to any insurance company or even to your employer. If it is the right thing to do, we will help you file your personal injury claim and help you get the compensation you deserve!

What to Do After a Workplace Accident in Portland, Oregon

Were you hurt in a workplace accident in Portland, Multnomah County, or elsewhere in the wider region? It is absolutely essential that you know what to do to protect yourself, your safety, and your legal rights when workplace injuries occur. Here are four important things to do after workplace accident in Oregon:

  • See a Doctor (Medical Needs are Top Priority): If you have been injured, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. There is nothing more important than your safety, health, and overall well-being. You need to see a doctor to get the treatment you need to recover. It is also required to bring a work injury claim.
  • Notify Your Employer of the Accident: Your employer should be notified of the accident as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure that they are aware of the situation, it is a required step in a workers’ compensation claim in Oregon. If you do not notify your employer in a timely manner, you may not be able to bring a claim at all.
  • Proactively Document the Accident and Your Injuries: Because of Oregon’s employer liability law, Be sure to keep a detailed record of the accident and any injuries you sustained. Take photos of the scene, gather witness statements, and keep copies of any medical bills or reports. When pursuing a work injury claim, it is better to have as much relevant evidence as possible.
  • Speak to a Portland Workplace Accident Lawyer: You do not have to take on the workers’ compensation claim and/or third party liability claims process alone. The right legal representation can make all of the difference. Consult with an experienced Portland, OR workplace accident lawyer right away after suffering a serious injury.

What to Know About
Workers' Compensation Coverage in Oregon

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who suffer job- related injuries or illnesses. In Oregon, all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and employees who are injured on the job may be eligible for a variety of benefits. Here are some important things that employees should know about workers’ compensation in Oregon:

  • No-Fault Benefits: Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault coverage. You are not required to prove that your employer was “at-fault” for your accident or your illness in order to be eligible to get workers’ compensation benefits. 
  • Injury/Illness Must Be Job-Connected: To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Oregon, the injury or illness must have occurred while the employee was on the job, or while performing job-related duties. Oregon uses the “course and scope” standard. 
  • Medical Care and Wage Replacement Benefits: Workers’ compensation benefits in Oregon can include medical treatment, wage replacement, disability benefits, and vocational rehabilitation.
  • Two Year Statute of Limitations: In Oregon, there is a time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Generally, claims must be filed within two years of the injury or illness. However, you need to report your injury to your employer right away. 
  • Appeal Rights: Unfortunately, some injured workers in Oregon struggle to get their benefits paid. Neither your employer nor an insurance company has the unilateral right to make the decision on your case. You have the right to appeal a workers’ compensation denial.

Not sure if you have workers compensation or have other questions about the workers compensation system? Give our workers compensation lawyer a call today!

Johnston Law Firm: Fighting for Your Full Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws might apply to the injury you or a loved one has sustained, but the benefits often will not cover all medical costs, lost wages or rehabilitative costs. We can comprehensively evaluate your case for free and establish the full value of your case, including recovery for:

  • Previous and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages/future earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term care

How much you can recover in financial compensation through a work injury claim depends on a wide range of different factors, including the severity of your injuries and the specific facts of your case. No matter the circumstances, our Portland workers compensation lawyers are standing by, ready to take action to ensure you receive the maximum settlement or verdict.

You May Have a Legal Claim Against a Negligent Third Party (Third Party Liability)

You deserve the appropriate and professional legal protections provided by our law firm. We can investigate the accident scene in depth and determine the cause of injury. Third-party negligence could be involved in an equipment, materials or chemical accident, so it is important to work with a skilled attorney who can identify causes and hold responsible parties accountable in a number of situations, including:

How Our Portland, OR Work Injury Attorney Can Help

Workplace accident claims are complicated. If you have a lot of questions about your rights, your options, and exactly what you need to do to get your claim paid, you are far from alone. Our founding attorney Marc A. Johnston is an experienced and effective advocate for injured workers. We fight proactively for our clients. When you contact our Portland law office, you have a chance to speak to an Oregon workplace accident attorney who can: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review and evaluation of your case; 
  • Investigate your accident, gathering the evidence you need to bring a winning claim; 
  • Advocate for you in any workplace injury settlement negotiations; and
  • Take your work injury claim as far as needed to get the best results.
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Contact Us Today for a Free Review of Your Workplace Accident Injury Claims

The Johnston Law Firm will evaluate your case for free, and you will work with the same Portland work site injury lawyer throughout your case. Call us at 503-546-3167 or fill out our free confidential case evaluation form on the bottom. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part, and all initial consultations are free of charge.

The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.

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