Oregon's Employer Liability Law
Our Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help
In the state of Oregon, employees should be aware of legal options. Under
Oregon law, employers are required to provide safe working conditions
for their employees. If this obligation is not met, workers may have the
right to take legal action beyond workers' compensation. This is referred
to as the Employer Liability Law in Oregon. At Paulson Coletti, our Portland
Employer Liability Law attorneys are well informed when it comes to these
cases and we know what must be done to help you move forward.
Claims filed under the Employer Liability Law are made as an alternative
to workers’ compensation such as in situations when the injured
worker works for a non-complying employer or when the accident is caused
by an employee of another employer.
A claim under the Employer Liability Law must show that:
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- You were working under a situation where your employer and the employer
who caused the injury were engaged in a common enterprise
- The work posed a threat to the employee or to the public
- You were an employee of the other employer in intermingled work
- The other employer had the duty to care for the safety of the employee
What Are My Options as an Injured Worker in Oregon?
When injured by a General Contractor, Sub Contractor or other person who
is not your direct employer, Oregon's Employer Liability Law and Safe
Employment Act give you, as an injured worker, rights beyond just workers'
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Our firm has represented workers injured in a variety of occupational accidents
in such industries as:
- Transportation / Warehouse
- Heavy Equipment Operation
If you have questions about what to do after an injury, or if you would
like to speak with one of our lawyers about your situation and how Oregon's
Employer Liability Law affects you, we encourage you to contact Paulson
Coletti as soon as possible.
Call (503) 433-3524 to get started today.