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Portland Workplace Accident Lawyer

Portland Workplace Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured on the job in Portland, Oregon? Are you struggling with painful injuries and trying to figure out how to make ends meet while you recover? Call Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers. Our Portland workplace accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve during this incredibly difficult time in your life.

When you choose Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, you put a top-rated team of legal professionals in your corner. Led by an award-winning Oregon trial attorney with 17+ years of experience, our law firm has successfully recovered millions in life-changing benefits, settlements, and jury awards for clients like you.

Don’t let your employer, the insurance company, or a negligent party call the shots. Make the most of your fight for compensation by trusting our top-rated litigator with your case. Contact our law office in Portland, OR, call (503) 272-8986 to set up a free consultation now.

How Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt on the Job in Portland, OR

How Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt on the Job in Portland, OR

Whether you’re seeking benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy or damages in a lawsuit, you’re going to face resistance along the way. Hiring an experienced Portland personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference as you fight to get the compensation you deserve.

At Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re known and respected for our passionate commitment to our clients and ability to achieve top results, including awards ten times higher than initial settlement offers.

Count on us to:

  • Review the results of internal investigations into your workplace accident
  • Coordinate an independent inquiry into your on-the-job accident
  • Analyze accident reports, workplace policies and procedures, violations of OSHA safety regulations, medical records, and other evidence related to your case
  • Interview co-workers, supervisors, and other witnesses to your accident
  • Represent you during settlement negotiations with the insurance company and/or at-fault parties

At Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll do everything in our power to get you the best results possible. If you’re continually lowballed by the insurance company, our award-winning Oregon litigator won’t hesitate to bring your case to a jury in Multnomah County.

There’s no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to hire our personal injury law firm in Portland. We only get paid if we win your workplace accident case.

Call our Portland law office to learn more. We offer a free case evaluation, so reach out to get started today.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Oregon?

Working in Oregon carries risks. One study revealed that the Beaver State ranks second in the nation for workplace injuries.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47,800 nonfatal workplace injuries were reported in Oregon in 2021. That’s roughly 3.8 workplace accidents for every 100 workers in the state. For comparison, the national average is 2.7 workplace accidents per 100 workers.

About two-thirds of all workers who are injured on the job in Oregon suffer injuries severe enough to have to miss time at work.

Unfortunately, some workplace accidents are more serious than others. In 2021, 66 workers lost their lives in fatal workplace accidents across the state. This marked a 10 percent increase in workplace fatalities in Oregon from the prior year.

What Are the Leading Causes of Portland Workplace Accidents?

No matter the industry, employers in Portland and throughout the state of Oregon are regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Oregon state labor laws.

Through these regulations, employers assume a duty to hire competent employees, extend appropriate training and supervision, and provide reasonably safe working conditions, among other things.

Unfortunately, some employers try to cut corners to save costs, and these risky decisions can jeopardize the safety of their workers.

As a result, some of the top causes of workplace accidents include:

  • Negligent hiring
  • Failing to provide adequate training
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Failing to regularly inspect and maintain work equipment
  • Demanding more of a worker than they can physically exert
  • Failing to provide necessary safety equipment, particularly fall-prevention devices
  • Failing to fix or repair known hazards in a workplace

Of course, not all workplace accidents are caused by employer negligence. In some situations, defective work equipment, overexertion, and workplace violence can also contribute to or cause workplace injuries in Portland.

We Handle All Types of Workplace Accident Cases in Portland

At Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our workplace accident attorneys in Portland have extensive experience representing clients in cases involving:

  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Logging accidents
  • 18-wheeler accidents
  • Transportation accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Warehouse accidents
  • Falling object accidents
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Severe burns
  • Toxic exposure
  • Fishing accidents
  • Farming accidents
  • Fatal workplace accidents

Notify your employer and seek emergency medical treatment immediately after you’ve been hurt on the job in Portland, OR. Then call Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options.

How Do I Recover Compensation After I’ve Been Injured in a Workplace Accident in Portland?

Most employers in Oregon are required to carry a workers’ compensation insurance policy. In Oregon, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that provides an accelerated path to benefits for employees when they suffer a job-related injury or illness.

If you qualify, you may be eligible to receive benefits for medical treatment and lost income through your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. Keep in mind that you waive the right to sue your employer for damages when you receive worker’s compensation.

If you aren’t covered by workers’ compensation or if someone other than your employer caused your accident, you may have the right to pursue damages in a civil workplace accident lawsuit. 

Through a lawsuit, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Nursing assistance
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Embarrassment
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages can also be awarded if your civil workplace accident lawsuit goes to trial. In these situations, a jury can award additional compensation if there’s evidence that the defendant engaged in conduct that was malicious or grossly negligent.

What’s My Portland Workplace Injury Claim Worth?

Many factors will influence the potential value of your workplace accident case:

  • What type of injury have you suffered?
  • How will your injury impact your ability to work?
  • Will you be permanently disabled?
  • Are you seeking benefits through workers’ compensation, damages in a personal injury lawsuit, or both?
  • Did your negligence contribute to your workplace accident?
  • How has your life changed since your workplace accident?
  • How old are you?

The more serious your injuries and the more of an impact they have on your ability to live your life, the more your claim will likely be worth. However, keep in mind that workers’ compensation benefits are limited and subject to statutory caps. To maximize your recovery, it’s important to identify all potentially liable parties and exhaust your legal options after you get hurt.

Can Shared Fault Hurt My Workplace Accident Benefits or Settlement Package?

Possibly, yes.

Oregon has a modified comparative negligence system with a 51 percent bar to recovery. This will not apply to claims for workers’ compensation benefits, but it will impact a civil lawsuit for damages.

Under the state’s shared fault system, you can recover compensation for a workplace accident as long as you’re less than 51 percent to blame.

Damages are reduced in direct proportion to fault. Sharing 10 percent of the blame for a Portland workplace accident will result in a 10 percent reduction in damages awarded in your civil lawsuit.

Our workplace accident attorneys in Portland will help you fight back against claims of contributory negligence. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you maximize your recovery.

What’s the Statute of Limitations For Workplace Injury Claims in Oregon?

Different time limits can apply, depending on the type of legal claim you’re filing.

  • Claim for workers’ compensation benefits: one year from the date of injury (but you should tell your employer about your injury immediately)
  • Personal injury lawsuit: two years from the date of injury
  • Wrongful death lawsuit: three years from the date of the injury causing death

Don’t let the statute of limitations expire without taking legal action. Once time runs out, you’ll give up the opportunity to assert your rights and demand the financial award you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Portland Workplace Accident Lawyer

A workplace accident can leave you struggling with painful injuries and force you to miss time at work. Fortunately, Oregon has ways for you to recover compensation to make your road to recovery a little bit easier.

Don’t settle for less than your workplace accident case is worth. Enlist the help of the experienced Portland workplace accident attorneys at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers. 

We’re top-rated legal professionals with 17+ years of experience. Our team includes former insurance professionals, which means that we have a unique insight into the claims process and your adversary’s playbook. Put our experience and resources to work for your benefit.

Call our law office in Portland, OR today to set up a time for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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I had the pleasure of working with Aaron and his team over the course of the last year. They were very professional and responsive. Dealing with injuries can be dreadful, but Aaron made it as painless as possible. I highly recommend.
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I am very grateful and pleased with the services of Lawyer Aaron and his team work, especially Julia, who was always attentive to my concerns and resolved my doubts with a good attitude and empathy, and best of all, she speaks Spanish. Thank you so much!!!
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Ken Pollett
I was involved in a serious auto accident. Not that there is a good time to be in any accident, it just happened to be 2020. Tillman Law and support staff kept me in the loop as the court system was disarray with all the Covid issues. The staff was very professional and courteous. In a nutshell, they took care of me.
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Jordan Bedrick
My husband was in a bad car accident a few years back, and he was stopped due to traffic. He was behind a fuel truck, and someone rear-ended him, going 60mph. The worst part was our 6 mo old was in our and the truck was totaled beyond repair and my husbands back injured severly he ended up with 2 broken vertebrae. Our child had ptsd any time getting into a vehicle after that. Tillman made this right even though we couldn't do much for our son other comfort him and make car rides more comfortable from there on out Tillman was able to get my husband the money he deserved after the other driver was extremely negligent and either not paying attention or on his phone or something unfortunately this was during covid and when the police came they didnt do a single thing to check for any of that. We can't say enough good things about Aaron Tillman he gave us our hope back and the ability to have back surgery to repair a lot of his back issues due to the car wreck. So if you have been in an accident definitely call Tillman Law they're amazing super professional, kind and empathetic beings who will work for the best possible outcome for your case and fight they won't just roll over and play dead they spent about 2.5 years on my husbands case never giving up. He was always super honest with my husband and always communicated everything. So again, thank you, Aaron Tillman, and thank you to your law firm for working so tirelessly. We appreciate it more than you know.
Cassie Kocker
Cassie Kocker
Aaron is great. He is professional and personable which makes you feel cared about during the process. He will provide advice and resources so that the process is smooth and renders positive results. I highly recommend!
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Michael Darling (Mike Rich)
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Brittany Sloan
I can’t recommend Tillman Law enough. We were in a sticky situation from a car accident in December and my partner was out of work for over a month. Aaron told us we may not be able to get those lost wages, but he would definitely try to fight the insurance for them and even then we might not see the money for a long time. It’s only been 3 1/2 months since the accident and we just got our lost funds today. Tillman Law was quick, efficient, and made this entire situation much less painful. I appreciate everything they’ve done for us.
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Oksana Pavlenko
Really pleased with my experience at Tillmann Law. Mr. Tillmann and his team were on top of my case, worked hard to answer any questions I had and finished my case in a timely manner. I was really happy with the outcome . Thank you!
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Linette Figueroa
Mr. Tillman took care of my care seamlessly! He immediately hopped on my case immediately and guided me through the entire process. His team is professional, organized and well-resourced! He even went back to ensure the settlement was beyond fair. If you want someone who will fight tooth and nail on your behalf- Mr. Tillman is your lawyer!
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Robert Aley
I am so happy to promote Aaron and his team. They did such an amazing job handling my case. Call them if you need service. I called him when I first needed help with my accident and he called me back within five minutes. This team is so great! I am so happy to have worked with them.
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Teresa Ochoa
Mr. Tillmann and his paralegal Jason were fantastic to work with! They were always available to answer my questions in a timely manner and delivered a very good outcome after I was rear ended. I would recommend their services to anyone.
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Roro Roro
Amazing team at the Tillman Law, LLC . His work speaks for it self. Thank you for being professional and above all understanding to different people. God bless everyone that works there .
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Mercury Nightstone
Aaron and his staff, especially Jason, were all extremely courteous, timely, and professional. Highly recommend, truly appreciate your hard work!
Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin
The Tillman Law Firm is amazing! I have been very pleased with everyone that I came in contact with concerning my case. They filed the case against the insurance company and fought hard in litigation to get what rightfully was taken from me. I would highly recommend them, they are the best in the Portland metro area!