Workers Compensation Negligence and Third Party Claims in
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Act is a “no-fault” system. That means that you are entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the accident. If you were fired as a result of the accident and suspect unlawful job termination, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including disability. Call us if you have questions.
If a third-party, not in the same employment as you, caused your injury, such as a negligent driver or a manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, you may bring a work injury lawsuit against the negligent third-party. In this work injury lawsuit you can recover losses that are not covered by workers' compensation, including pain and suffering. We can help with your third-party claims. Contact our third-party and negligence lawyer Philip Garrow for a free case evaluation.