Aldrich & Brunot - Portland Oregon Workers Compensation Attorneys

22 NW 23rd Place, Suite 203 Portland, Or. 97210

MCO-h no!

More and more workers are getting placed in MCOs when their claim is accepted by the WC insurer. An MCO is essentially a medical network. The original idea was that they would make it easier for workers to find doctors willing to do WC. In practice, my suspicion is that many of us Claimant’s Lawyers […]

Don’t wait for the clinic to schedule your referral!

This is something I hear a lot: “My doctor is going to refer to me to X specialist, but they haven’t called me yet to tell me when the appointment is. That was X weeks ago.” Don’t wait for them! If they say they’ll do it, and it’s been a few days and you haven’t […]

BIG WIN for Injured Workers; HB 4138

Thanks to the hard work of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and some truly outstanding State legislators, Oregon House Bill 4138 has gone to the Governor for her signature. This bill addressed some big gaps in the WC system. Most notably, it will require carriers to give a written explanation to a worker before suspending […]