My workers' compensation career started in 1973 as a claims manager for a private... more
My workers' compensation career started in 1973 as a claims manager for a private insurance company in Oregon. In 1980 I joined the legal division of the Oregon State Accident Insurance Fund. In 1986 I began representing injured workers in private practice, which has continued to the present. I enjoy hiking, especially in the Columbia River Gorge where I live, tinkering with classic cars... view profile
I have been helping injured and disabled workers since 1997. I practice with Marla... more
I have been helping injured and disabled workers since 1997. I practice with Marla Heikkala who has been doing the same for over 30 years. We are local and care deeply about this community and all of its members. We are a small firm dedicated to serving the needs of our clients. We do not spend money on significant advertisements and take a very client centered individual approach to every case... view profile
I represent injured workers because often it's difficult to navigate through the... more
I represent injured workers because often it's difficult to navigate through the workers compensation process. I have a unique perspective due to my work history of representing the Department of Labor and Industries as an Assistant Attorney General and also representing Self-Insured Employers. My job is to explain the law, give my advice based upon my experience but ultimately allow my ... view profile
If you are an employee who has been injured or disabled on the job, you may require the services of a workers' compensation lawyer. Usually administered at the state level, workers' compensation can include weekly wage payments, money for financial losses due to the injury, and paid medical expenses. If an employee is killed on the job, then his family can receive the workers' compensation. Workers' compensation lawyers interpret workers' compensation laws and can help if you have a job-related injury.