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We, At Moore & Jensen, represent a number of cna’s and nurses.

We, at Moore & Jensen, represent a number of cna’s and nurses.  Both of these jobs can be dangerous.  This is particularly so when there are hands-on patient transfers. Large patients are heavy to lift and can cause back injuries.  Even when the patient is somewhat mobile they can fall injure whoever is working with them.
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We, At Moore & Jensen, represent a number of cna’s and nurses. 2018-04-16T10:44:02+00:00

Oregon’s legislature dramatically cut benefits to workers

In 1990, in a special session, Oregon’s legislature dramatically cut benefits to workers.  In 1995 the legislature doubled down and cut even more benefits.  In the 27 years that followed the 1990 cuts workers compensation premiums have fallen.  The savings have gone to employers and insurers.  This has been an enormous cost shift from
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Oregon’s legislature dramatically cut benefits to workers 2018-04-10T09:13:15+00:00

The most frequent disability we see in our practice is spine pain!

Probably the most frequent disability we see in our practice is spine pain.  Although this story focuses on low back pain much of it is true for neck pain as well.  Not all doctors treat this type of pain well.  Chronic pain is debilitating to people, and many doctors get frustrated at not being
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The most frequent disability we see in our practice is spine pain! 2018-04-06T09:46:46+00:00

Oregon significantly cut back benefits for injured workers!

In 1990 and again in 1995 Oregon significantly cut back benefits for injured workers.  Oregon is not the only one. In Kentucky, their legislature has made it much more difficult for coal miners to get compensation for black lung disease.  One of the big changes is to limit the doctors who can read x-rays
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Oregon significantly cut back benefits for injured workers! 2018-04-02T10:17:56+00:00

Oregon workers have rights as a consequence of workplace stresses.

In Oregon workers still, have the right to establish a psychological injury as a consequence of workplace stresses. The claims are difficult to prove, but it can be done.  In many states, it is not possible to even file these claims.  Some cracks are beginning to show, and here is one. Governor
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Oregon workers have rights as a consequence of workplace stresses. 2018-03-30T10:42:11+00:00

107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Sunday, March 25th was the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It happened in New York in the garment district. The factory was in a 10 story building with most of the employees working on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors. The employer locked all exits so their employees could not steal anything.
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107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 2018-03-26T15:17:40+00:00

Discrimination against someone because they have filed a workers compensation claim is illegal in Oregon

Discrimination against someone because they have filed a workers compensation claim is illegal in Oregon.  We do not pursue these cases at Moore & Jensen because they are complicated and can be difficult.  I do know lawyers who do this kind of work.  I have worked closely with them to get a good result
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Discrimination against someone because they have filed a workers compensation claim is illegal in Oregon 2018-03-26T11:28:30+00:00

VR. Here is a glimpse at the future of trial work

This is a story in a Canadian magazine, but it is coming out of the American Bar Association Technology show. In Oregon workers compensation cases we don’t do anything very tech oriented. In Social Security cases they do have the technology to have witnesses appear on television by an audio-video connection, but that is
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VR. Here is a glimpse at the future of trial work 2018-03-20T09:43:21+00:00

Waiting in Pain – A three part series – Part 3

As I indicated earlier, there is a three-part series published by Honolulu Civil Beat, and this is the third. Again, although this is Hawaii, not Oregon, there are many similarities. Our Supreme Court in the mid-80s that the act of signing the Form 801 (Oregon’s initial claim form) waives the patient/physician privilege. The courts
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Waiting in Pain – A three part series – Part 3 2018-03-13T09:35:41+00:00