workers compensation Portland if you don’t get fair compensation.
Employers Must Provide InsuranceOregon law states that most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This includes, by definition, anyone who has workers that they pay to provide services, whether the payment is in cash or in exchange for goods of value. With a small number of exceptions, all workers are subject to these rulings and have the right to insurance provided through a commercial insurer or a state-chartered organization. The main exception is in the case of independent contractors, which Oregon law defines as those providing a service by contract without direct supervision or control and, instead, control how they provide those services.
Workers’ BenefitsIf you suffer injury or disease in your employment, workers’ compensation insurance covers for:
- medical expenses for your work-related conditions;
- lost wages;
- permanent disability benefits;
- vocational help if you cannot return to work;
- death benefits to your spouse and children.