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Portland Logging Accident Attorney

Defending the Injured for 35+ Years

Though logging can be a dangerous job due to the manual labor and machinery involved, sometimes accidents don’t always happen on their own. It’s possible for injuries and deaths to result not from outside conditions, but from negligence on the part of the logging employer, machine manufacturer, or some other individual or entity. If you or a loved one has been injured in a logging accident in Oregon, you want to be represented by someone who knows what it’s like to be out in the field. Our Portland logging accident attorney has worked blue-collar jobs including in logging and is able to understand your unique situation. At the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, you can expect to be treated with respect and compassion as we achieve justice on your behalf.

Call us today at (503) 825-2115, or contact us online for your free consultation. Let us elevate your voice during this time.

Types of Negligence in Logging Accidents

While accidents can be caused due to the negligence of an employer, allowing the injured to file for workers’ compensation benefits, many logging accidents can be caused by third parties. When you suffer from injuries because of a third party, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit or third party workers’ comp claim. It’s important that you contact an attorney, who can help you determine your options.

Examples of negligence in logging accidents include:

  • Truck accidents caused by another driver or safety defect: As if truck accidents weren’t already dangerous, overloaded or over-length logging trucks can cause destruction on roads and end in severe injuries. Unsecured debris from the trucks can also hit nearby cars or motorcyclists and cause fatal logging truck accidents.
  • Injuries caused by defective equipment: Logging involves heavy equipment like chainsaws, skidders, bulldozers, and forklifts. A defect in the equipment that causes a part to fly off or the machinery itself to malfunction can produce serious injuries including brain and head trauma, broken bones, burns, and more.
  • Injured caused deliberately by your employer: These are injuries that occur due to unsafe working conditions, which your employer was aware of. These cases are often challenging to prove and require the experience of a seasoned personal injury attorney who can thoroughly investigate the accident.
  • Injuries caused by a contractor at the logging site

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Safety Standards

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has safety requirements for logging sites that must be strictly adhered to. Any employer or third-party found to be in violation of these standards may be held liable for monetary damages.

Strict safety regulations include:

  • Logging sites must be checked for loos bark, limbs, or other issues prior to operations
  • Workers must be provided with protection, including eye, head, face, hand, and leg protection
  • Work areas must be assigned so trees can’t fall into another occupied work area
  • Loggers must be trained to evaluate each situation for wind, dead limbs, snow, and other conditions
  • There must be periodic safety inspections

How Our Lawyer Can Help

Logging accidents can result in serious injuries including fractures, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage that can lead to paralysis. The severity of these injuries can often rack up medical expenses due to required surgeries or extensive treatment, and some injuries are permanent and require lifelong care. You may also have missed days or weeks of work to treat your injuries, resulting in lost wages. Our attorney has represented the rights of thousands of injured clients and has achieved full compensation for them in their time of need. With our resources and knowledge, we can hold at-fault parties responsible for their negligence and fast-track your healing process.

Our Portland logging accident attorney has recovered millions for injured clients and can help you, too. Call us at (503) 825-2115 if you’re ready to pursue the compensation you deserve.