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Social Media and Workers Compensation :(

Approximately ten years ago, I began having my clients sign a social media agreement. The agreement is that they will not post about their claim, their condition, or their functional abilities on social media. I began doing that as a consequence of a client who had a low back injury, specifically a herniated disc.
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There are some changes happening at Moore & Jensen

There are some changes happening at Moore & Jensen. Christine Jensen, after working in this law firm for 33 years, has decided to retire. I certainly have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand, I am very happy for her, that she is able to retire and be able to enjoy her life
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The workers’ compensation system exists for many reasons

The workers’ compensation system exists for many reasons.  It exists for employers to allow them to avoid liability suits and to avoid a jury holding them accountable for injuring their workers. For workers it provides benefits, regardless of fault, and in theory it provides an expedited litigation system. What most people don’t really understand, however,
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Hiring An Attorney

I’ve talked in the past about when to hire attorneys (as soon as possible), and why to hire an attorney (an attorney is the only person in the workers’ comp system who is on the side of the injured worker, and whose fate is tied directly to the fate of the injured worker, because
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TIPS AND THE INJURED WORKER!

If you become disabled from your regular job as a consequence of your industrial injury, then you are entitled to be compensated for missing that time from work. At first, the statute appears fairly straightforward. A disabled worker is entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage, capped at 133 percent of the state’s
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MCO – THE DARK SIDE OF WORKERS COMPENSATION!

One of the changes that were implemented in the 1990 legislation was the creation of managed care organizations for workers comp claims. Most people did not think this was going to be that significant of a change, and it did take quite a while to get off the ground because putting the infrastructure and building
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Working Multiple Jobs

In Oregon, if you get hurt while working on one job and you are working one or more other jobs, you may be able to get compensation for the wages you miss at the jobs other than the job you were hurt while doing. This can be a difficult maze to get through, but
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Attorney Discussions are Confidential..But once waved!!!!

Recently, I’ve posted about being honest and careful with your lawyer. It is important to make sure that you fully discuss problems with your lawyer.It is also important for the lawyer to completely discuss case matters with the client. It is then incumbent upon the client to make sure that those discussions remain confidential.All client/attorney
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Communication Between Attorney and Client is Critical!

Attorneys should make every effort to be as clear as possible in language that the client can understand. Clients, for their part, must communicate as much information as possible about their situation so that the attorney can properly advise them. All of this is particularly true in the context of making a decision to settle
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