Portland, OR asked in Criminal Law for Oregon

Q: i was assaulted at work recent and i need to file a claim but i dont know what steps to take can someone help me

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Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer
  • Salem, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You mentioned that you were "assaulted" at work. You did not mentioned if it was someone in the company, or a third-person. For example, you work at a convenience store and it was robbed and you were assaulted by a customer. You need take the steps available to you through work, but going to you human recourses (HR) director at work. You can contact Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and get information on filing a claim or make steps to protect yourself. If you were attacked by someone, and it is a criminal assault, you should contact the police and file a report. if the assault was within the company, like an inappropriate contact and/or workplace harassment by a fellow worker, you need to report that immediately to your supervisor and/or HR Dept. You should also contact an attorney who specializes in employment law and personal injury. I am sorry this happened to you and I hope you are recovering. You do have rights and remedies.

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