More Good News for Injured Workers
More good news for Oregon workers injured on the job. A new law which goes into effect January 1 2012 allows the worker and workers’ compensation insurer to agree on the amount of medical payments to be paid out of a Disputed Claim Settlement (DCS) and the worker is protected from collection actions from the doctors or other medical providers. Under the new law, if the worker and the insurer agree, and the medical providers are paid at the audited amount, the providers can no longer ask the worker for any additional payment. If you have questions about your on-the-job injury claim or a Disputed Claim Settlement, contact the law office of Philip H. Garrow.