How to Obtain Wage Loss Benefits in Oregon
Being injured on the job is a very stressful situation. Things can feel even more urgent if you aren’t receiving the wage loss benefits in Oregon you are entitled to receive. My name is Mark Thesing, and I am an attorney that wants to help you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are owed.
To receive payments for time lost from work, you must have a work release or restrictions from your attending physician, and they must then be submitted to your insurer. Typically, workers will receive work comp checks every two weeks during their recovery period. It is imperative, however, for them to have time-loss notes from doctors explaining their inability to work.
Exactly how many notes do you need? Your doctor will need to provide you with a time-loss note for every 30 days you are out of work. The payments then continue until you return to work or are considered medically stationary. I strongly recommend that you attend all appointments with your medical provider diligently and remain communicative about your condition to ensure no complications with your eligibility.
It is important to remember that even if your claim is denied, you will want a time-off note every 30 days from the attending doctor. This can help you in case you need to go to court.
How Much Money Should You Expect to Receive?
Time-loss benefits are typically calculated at 2/3 (66%) of your gross weekly wage at the time of the injury. These time-loss payments are provided to you tax-free, which means you will keep all of the money you are paid while receiving benefits. Contact me to start your application for wage loss benefits. I look forward to assisting you with my legal services.