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We Really Only Do One Thing

We handle different kinds of cases, but really, we only do one thing; help injured and disabled people in Western Washington and Oregon.

 

Oregon Workers CompensationOregon Workers' Compensation

Oregon Workers' Compensation is an insurance benefit system for injured workers.  Unlike other workers' compensation systems, Oregon's is private, meaning that the same insurance company that pays your claim, decides your claim.  Even if your claim is accepted, you may not be receiving the benefits you deserve.  Learn about your options with a denied claim, and what happens when you receive a Notice of Closure.

Oregon Workers' Compensation is supposed to provide injured workers access to medical care, lost income replacement, and compensation for lost earning capacity.  However, this system is not so simple.  Insurance companies routinely deny claims even where a treating physician states that the work injury caused a medical condition.  Sometimes, insurance companies will only accept responsibility for some, but not all of your injuries, which could limit your access to future health care.

Know where you stand with your Workers' Compensation claim. Call us at 503-325-8600 to discuss your case.  Under the Oregon Workers' Compensation statute, we earn a fee only if we obtain a benefit you were denied, or an increase in an existing benefit.  The State of Oregon must approve all attorney fees, and certain cases, we can even recover costs.

Truck and Car CollisionsTruck and Car Collisions

We have helped many Oregon and Washington families with their auto and truck injury claims, and know that the days following a car collision can be overwhelming.  You are dealing with adjusters, medical billing offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and even lawyers soliciting your services.  This is a full plate for anyone, but even more so when injured.  Learn more about the most important issues you face, and what mistakes not to make.

You did not plan this, but you have questions, concerns, and decisions to make.  We can help you figure out where you stand, and provide valuable information on the most common concerns, including:

  • Do I need to talk to the other driver's insurance adjuster?
  • Do I need to sign releases for my medical records?
  • Do I need to give a recorded statement?
  • What about my car?
  • What claims do I have, and how do I make them?
  • What about the future?

 

Wrongful DeathWrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy, and there is no way to prepare for this kind of loss.  But losing a loved one because of another person's negligence or recklessness is unthinkable.  Emotions range from total grief, to anger, and even a sense of helplessness.  At the Di Bartolomeo Law Office, we are sensitive to our client's loss, but we also know that there is a job to do.  We are ready to answer the many questions you may have, like how this could have happened in the first place, and what can be done about it so some other family may be spared the same grief.  We also explain how our efforts can ensure that surviving family members are able to get the help and support they need to not forget, or get over this loss, but to move forward, and gain some sense of closure, and some sense of justice.

Wrongful Death claims involve unique issues, including determination of the responsible party or parties, how those parties were at fault, or negligent.  Documenting the loss to the surviving family members involves calculating and proving the lost economic support from the lost family member would have provided, not only in terms of financial support, but the value of guidance to children and loved ones, and the value of the loss of a lifelong relationship.  This work is technical, but the loss we are documenting is not. 

Construction and Logging AccidentsConstruction and Logging Accidents

Construction and Logging are inherently dangerous occupations, and unfortunately, injuries are a reality.  Past clients tell us they never thought it would happen to them, but sometimes is does, and you have to face immediate issues, but also consider the long term for you, and your family.  We have helped injured loggers, roofers, metal workers and other trades people navigate their injury claim, whether it's an Oregon Workers' Compensation claim, or an Oregon Employer Liability Law claim.  Learn more about the common issues an injured worker faces with a serious injury claim, and how we can help.

Social Security DisabilitySocial Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance is not a hand out.  It is a disability insurance policy that you have paid into throughout your whole carrier, and is available to you if you are not able to work steady at any occupation in the national economy.  If you are over 50 years old, you may be disabled even if there is some work that you may still be able to do, depending on your past work and experience.  We are here to explain and help you with this complex system.  If you did not work outside the home, or have been unable to work for several years, you may also qualify for Supplemental Security Income, also called SSI.

Slip and FallSlip and Fall

Oregon slip and fall accidents are painful, and in many cases life-changing. From broken bones to lacerations, your body takes a beating when you slip on an unmarked hazard and fall to the ground. To get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and expenses, an experienced Oregon slip and fall attorney at the Di Bartolomeo Law Office, P.C. will put you first and fight back against negligent property owners.

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