While Stopped At A Traffic Light

While stopped at a traffic light, a billboard caught my eye. Pleasant people gazed back at me, advertising hope, help, and hard-hitting action. They were lawyers.

The pitch isn’t anything new. Attorneys have been advertising for years. Decades will pass before they stop (if they ever do) but the practice of legal advertising remains controversial.

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Injured Workers: Is Medical Care A Noble Promise Or An Empty One?

The Oregon Legislature has stated that the foremost objective of our workers’ compensation law is "to provide, regardless of fault, sure, prompt and complete medical treatment for injured workers ... ." ORS 656.012(2)(a).

A noble sentiment, but is it an empty legal promise? I hope not, but more and more it seems that medical treatment is the number one legal headache for injured workers.

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