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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Work Comp Legislation 2015 Session

The last 25 years have been particularly brutal on both injured workers and on the lawyers who represent them. In 1990, the legislature met in special session and enacted some very significant changes in the law. At that time, the law was relatively simple to understand, and reasonable lucrative for the attorneys representing injured workers.
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We can hope that business will leave people alone on this for a while.

Steve Cohen Contributor - Forbes On Tort Reform, It's Time to Declare Victory and Withdraw Comment Now Follow Comments “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Verbal (Kevin Spacey) in The Usual Suspects The second greatest trick may be the insurance industry’s success in getting more than half
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How Much Is Your Arm Worth?

Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries. by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR March 5, 2015 AT THE TIME OF THEIR ACCIDENTS, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of
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Oregon Workers Compensation Case law

Sosnoski v. SAIF Corporation and Monaco Coach, 184 Or. App. 88, 2002 http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A112357.htm Benefits for traveling employees

Our Legislative Commitment

Our law firm has been committed to aggressively representing and defending the rights of injured workers during Oregon’s legislative process. Oregon’s legislature meets in regular session every other year in odd numbered years. Since the workers’ compensation statute was created by our legislature, they have the ability to alter it (and do frequently alter it)
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