Workplace Injuries

Common Industrial Accident Injuries (& How a Lawyer Can Help)

October 4, 2019 | By

Industrial mishaps can be devastating for the victims and their families, who may find it necessary to seek monetary damages to help them deal with their financial and personal losses. In order to ensure the proper handling of their cases, however, they will need the help of a personal injury law firm in Portland OR. […]

How Can Heavy Equipment Accidents Occur?

July 19, 2019 | By

Have you recently been the victim of an accident involving heavy equipment? If this accident took place at your job, it may have been due to negligence or oversight on the part of your employer. They may have failed to secure a heavy piece of equipment. They may have left it running too long or […]

Most Common Workplace Injuries in Oregon

August 31, 2018 | By

Nobody likes getting injured on the job, but the fact of life is that some jobs are simply more dangerous than others. For instance, people who work in the farming and trucking industries in Oregon tend to be more susceptible to sustaining a workplace injury simply because of the nature of the work. According to […]

Cortez v. Nacco Material Handling Group, Inc.

July 6, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Antonio Cortez was a mill worker, working for Sun Studs LLC, a limited liability company. Cortez was on the night shift when a co-worker, driving a Hyster forklift, backed into him, dragging him for a long distance and causing catastrophic injuries. The forklift was not equipped with a backup warning signal which would have warned […]

Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co.

June 30, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Arthur Yeatts was a construction worker, working on a third-story sheet rock project, when a guard rail gave way. Yeatts fell 19 feet to the ground below. He sustained multiple head injuries as well as fracturing his arm and wrist. He required significant medical care and lost substantial wages and earning capacity. Yeatts sued the […]

Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart

June 23, 2017 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Kevin Rains was a construction worker injured when a board sold by Stayton Builders Mart, and constructed by Weyerhauser, broke underneath him. After a trial handled by Pickett Dummigan McCall attorney J. Randolph Pickett and Brian Whitehead of the Law Offices of Brian Whitehead, a jury awarded Kevin Rains $7 million in economic and non-economic […]

Living on the Edge – The world of workplace slips, trips and falls.

July 22, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Roselyn Moore, Legal Assistant Some people come from long lines of farmers, others have law enforcement families and still more are proud army brats. I come from a construction family. My father and all five of my brothers are in the construction trade. Where other families might pull out family recipes or tell […]

Haciendo trabajar a la gente hasta su muerte

April 13, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Un nuevo estudio publicado la semana pasada por el Departamento de Negocios y Servicios al Consumidor de Oregon (“DCBS – DNSC”) muestra que los números de fatalidades en Oregon están subiendo de manera constante. 31 casos de fatalidad laboral fueron reportados en 2014, el mayor número de muertes en los últimos a 5 años. Un […]

Working People to Death

March 18, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

A new study released last week from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) showed that the numbers of workplace fatalities in Oregon is steadily climbing. 31 workplace fatalities were reported in 2014, the highest death toll in the past 5 years. A large percentage of the death count was found in the […]

Please smoke responsibly

November 5, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Today, Oregon voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana to take effect in 2015. Regardless of how you feel about this change; proponents and opponents can both agree that it is vital for people to act responsibly. Although marijuana has different properties than alcohol, the use of marijuana still impairs a person’s senses and diminishes […]

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