How Does the Oregon Workers’ Comp System Work? Maybe you suffered a catastrophic injury in a logging accident, construction accident, or other type of injury on the job and you need medical care and compensation for your lost wages. While you and your doctor feel that you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, sometimes injured workers have difficulties getting their injury claims approved.

Because the workers’ compensation system in Oregon is a private system, a private insurance company determines whether or not you are eligible for benefits. If the insurer denies your claim for benefits, you can request a hearing and the state will assign an Administrative Law Judge to hear your case. Even if the insurance company approves your claim, although it is not for the amount you feel you are entitled to, you can ask the government to mediate the dispute or make a decision on your case.

If you have received limited benefits or a claim denial, you should speak with an experienced workers’ comp attorney. The Di Bartolomeo Law Office in Astoria has successfully helped many injured workers in Oregon and Washington, and we may be able to help you too. Contact us today for a free consultation at 503-325-8600 or online at

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