Employer Liability in Portland, OR
Understand your rights by turning to the Law Offices of Peter O. Hansen. The rules and regulations surrounding workers’ compensation often limit how much money can be paid out and what types of situations qualify for benefits. Fortunately, Mr. Hansen can help you understand if you are qualified for workers’ compensation benefits, as well as if you can sue your direct employer or another company, manufacturer, general contractor, or the owners of your company for damages.
When it comes to employer liability in Portland, OR, certain criteria must be met. For instance, you generally cannot sue your employer if they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You are limited to the four kinds of workers compensation benefits: wage loss, permanent disability, medical care and vocational rehabilitation. However, there are exceptions. The biggest exception is when an employer intentionally hurts you or puts you in a situation that an injury is certain to happen. In these situations, an employer liability lawyer can help you prove your employer is at fault and work to get you damages in real court for pain, suffering, interference with your life, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. Another exception is if your employer was negligent in injuring you and you cannot prove your injury was the major cause of your medical condition you can sue your employer in court for damages.
Experienced and Dedicated Employer Liability Lawyer
When you’re trying to prove that your employer is at fault for your injury because of their own negligence, you need someone who knows the law inside and out. That’s where Mr. Hansen comes in. He has spent more than 40 years helping people in similar situations as you. During that time, he has gotten to know and understand the many facets of Oregon’s employer liability law, and uses this knowledge to present your case as effectively as possible.
Mr. Hansen lets you know the paths available to you so you can get the compensation you need. Whether this is accepting a lump sum settlement or pursuing litigation, you can count on this employer liability attorney to guide you to the course of action that’s in your best interest. He’ll explain the reasons behind the decision so you feel completely at ease during the process.
Helping You Understand Oregon’s Employer Liability Law
There are many situations where you may qualify for workers’ compensation and can sue in court for damages you cant get in a workers comp case. If someone besides your employer is at fault, you may be able to sue for damages for pain, suffering, and interference of your normal activities. For example, If you are injured by another motorist while driving for your job, you can file a third-party claim and get compensated for your injuries.
Whatever the details are, Mr. Hansen helps you sort through them so you understand your rights. So stop by for a free initial consultation to discuss your employer liability case.
Contact Mr. Hansen today if you believe your employer is at fault for your injuries. He proudly serves clients in and around Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Salem, Oregon.