Back in March of 2022, I sustained and injury and was taken to the ER by my employer. The following day I filed for workers comp for the visit as well as follow ups for the injury. A few months after I received a bill from the hospital. I contacted my employers HR to get it straightened out which I... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
Sound like you were a Cal resident working for a Cal employer at the time of the injury, so jurisdiction would likely be in California's WC system (not Oregon's). You might consider posting this question in the CA forum, but really you should call a CA WC attorney.
If this were... Read more »
My job says they require me to come in an hour early before my shift. I asked if I get paid for that time? They said no, they just need me at work early. If I'm not being paid for my time can they fire me for not wanting to come in if I'm not getting paid for my time while there?
answered on Dec 27, 2022
Your question is more related to employment law and wage/hour than it is WC, but it doesn't pass my (WC lawyer) smell-test. You should be paid for the time you work. That's it. My recollection is that there's some flexibility...like, come in early and leave early or work extra today... Read more »
The first aid kit at my work was under equipped and did not contain antibiotic ointment or conforming gauze rolls. I was not able to immediately treat my wounds and had to leave work and purchase my own first aid supplies.
answered on Oct 13, 2022
The simple answer to your question is "probably not." As your injury was on the job, your remedy is the Oregon WC system and that generally prevents you from being allowed to sue your employer for negligence (i.e. your harm caused by their breach of a duty to keep appropriately stocked... Read more »
After settlement I was cleared to return to work, however the infection returned and I as forced to fight the infection w more surgeries/toe amputations that carried me well passed the 2 year limitations and finally lost my leg. Can I re open even though my medical battle went well passed the... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
First, if you had an attorney help you with the settlement you should go back to that attorney with this question. Second, be sure you have a copy of the settlement you signed and read it over. It should address what rights you released, and what rights you kept.
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