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Workers compensation attorney in Boise ID

Boise workers' compensation lawyer

Workers' compensation law differs from other types of injury laws. Workers' compensation law is not rooted in the common law in the same way as personal injury law, but was developed as a response to the needs of injured miners who had no recourse for financial recovery after a work accident. Today, every state in the nation has a different set of workers' compensation laws all of which provide an avenue for work injury victims to recover medical costs and lost wages, without the option of filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers.

At Skaug Law Offices, we have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims on behalf of injured workers throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon. With more thirty years legal practice experience, we know the law. If you have been injured on the job, contact us today to discuss your recovery rights with a reputable, trusted workers' compensation lawyer in a free consultation at our Nampa law firm.

Our lawyers provide attentive support, honest counsel, and relentless advocacy on behalf of injured workers and the families of fatal work accident victims in workers' compensation cases involving:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Farming accidents or farm injury
  • Office or workplace accidents
  • Car accident on the job

Construction site accidents can include anything from scaffold or roof falls to negligent safety precautions or defective machinery. Delivery drivers, outside sales consultants, and commercial truckers spend numerous work hours on the road, either in their own vehicles or company vehicles. When a third-party, such as a subcontractor or a negligent driver, is responsible for your accident, you may have a personal injury claim against that party in addition to your workers' compensation claim.

Our firm handles a broad range of injury claims resulting from work-related accidents, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back injury, knee injury, spinal cord injury, head injury, and even wrongful death claims. In Idaho, you need to report your claim to your employer within sixty days of your injury. Depending on your case facts, you have either one year or five years to file a Complaint (lawsuit) for money benefits, from the date of your work accident. Sometimes, you can file a Complaint even beyond five years. This is why you need to call an experienced attorney like myself to talk about your case and go over in depth all your options to make sure you don't miss your timeline.

Insurance companies and adjusters have a number of tactics they may use to limit their liability in these cases. Some will even use their own doctors to release injured people to full work duty too early, so they do not have to pay. We are familiar with their tactics and will confidently deal with them on your behalf, advocating for your rights every step of the way.

Whether you are dealing with a difficult employer, a tricky insurance company, or an at-fault third party, trust our experience and our commitment to getting you the coverage and compensation you are entitled to. Contact an attentive, experienced Skaug Law Offices attorney today to discuss your work injury in a free consultation. Se habla espanol.


In the hospital after a bad car wreck, an insurance man offered to pay my medical bills plus $1,000 for pain. Since I was drugged, I agreed. Later, I called Bruce Skaug and he got me enough money for a new house.