Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?
Posted on March 1, 2022 in Workplace Injury
If you sustain an on-the-job injury in Oregon, then you will likely be able to recover compensation for your losses. The workers’ compensation system in this state is robust and typically provides full coverage of all medical bills related to the workplace injury as well as a significant portion of lost income. However, you need… read more
Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Comp?
Posted on February 24, 2022 in Workplace Injury
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury that can lead to significant pain and suffering and affect a person’s ability to work. Individuals who suffer from carpal tunnel caused by workplace activities should be able to recover compensation through workers’ compensation insurance. However, recovering this compensation can be challenging, particularly when it comes to… read more
Common Types of Factory Accidents
Posted on December 27, 2021 in Workplace Injury
Workplace injuries often lead to significant financial setbacks for victims. This is particularly true for accidents that occur inside factories. Here, we want to discuss the most common types of factory accidents that occur in Oregon. The reality is that accidents involving factory jobs often result in severe injuries or even death for workers. Data… read more
What Are OSHA’s Top Safety Violations?
Posted on November 24, 2021 in Workplace Injury
Employees deserve safe workplaces. In an effort to increase workplace safety, both the state and federal governments step in to enforce safety standards. The top regulator for workplace safety is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here, we want to examine OSHA’s top safety violations because we think this list will give you a… read more
The Fatal Four on Construction Sites
Posted on November 17, 2021 in Workplace Injury
Construction workers operate around dangerous equipment and in hazardous environments on a daily basis. Safety is of the utmost importance at a construction site, as evidenced by the significant regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the construction industry. Here, we want to discuss what is commonly referred to as the “Fatal Four,”… read more
Work Zone Accidents
Posted on October 13, 2021 in Workplace Injury
Every state across the country imposes stiff penalties on drivers who operate unsafely around work zones near the roadway. Unfortunately, accidents in these areas still occur. In some cases, liability for these incidents falls to the driver involved. However, there are also times when the construction company or even a state government agency could be… read more
Oregon Workers’ Compensation FAQs
Posted on July 30, 2021 in Workplace Injury
When individuals go to work in the state of Oregon, they do so with the understanding that they will be cared for in the event they sustain an on-the-job injury. The Oregon workers’ compensation system is robust and offers strong protections for those who sustain injuries or illnesses at work. Here, we want to answer… read more
Workers’ Compensation For Industrial Accidents
Posted on May 26, 2021 in Workplace Injury
Every worker deserves to have a work environment free from unreasonable dangers. However, we do understand that there are some workplaces that are inherently more dangerous than others. Industrial work environments present significant challenges to safety, but employers still have a duty to take steps to keep the workers safe as possible. Regardless of steps… read more
What is the Difference Between Workers Comp and Employers Liability?
Posted on November 25, 2020 in Workplace Injury
Work injuries are not uncommon throughout our region. Regardless of what type of work a person is involved in, there is always a risk that an employee can sustain an injury or illness. Whether you work in the trucking industry, in agriculture, in fisheries, or at an office complex, there are ways to sustain injuries…. read more
Safety Tips For Communication Tower Workers
Posted on June 17, 2020 in Workplace Injury
As our country becomes more and more technologically interconnected, the need for continual updates to communication towers is rapidly increasing. This means that new communication or “cell” towers are continually being constructed and older ones are constantly being upgraded. Those who work on these cell towers face significant risks each day, and it is vitally… read more