Representative Cases

Fighting For Your Rights

Over the past 35 years Thomas, Coon, Newton, & Frost have represented thousands of clients in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security cases. We represent the under-represented, working people who have been injured and are struggling to obtain fairness from the legal system. We treat our clients as individuals and make their struggles our struggles.


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Our Past Work

Representative Cases

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Yokum v. SAIF, et al 1994

We won a workers’ compensation case on behalf of a painter for chronic encephalopathy (brain damage). The painter worked for seven different employers over a 15 year period.
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Irving v. Baugh Construction, et al 1994

$347,000 jury verdict in workers’ compensation third party case for sheet metal worker injured when scaffold collapsed at a construction project.
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Hodge v. Sullivan 1994

We won a federal decision preventing most offsets of state workers’ compensation awards against social security benefits in Oregon.
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Williams v. Waterways Terminal Company 1985

We represented the plaintiff in an Oregon Supreme Court case which established that injured workers have a right to demand return to their jobs.
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Matthews v. Polymerland, Inc. 1992

A case involving liver damage resulting from exposure to work place toxic chemicals which was resolved by settlement having a present value of $1.3 million.
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Ahlberg v. SAIF 2005

We won a workers' compensation case for a worker whose 1984 hearing loss claim had been denied. The Court agreed with us that the worker was not precluded from bringing a claim based on the worsening of his hearing loss…
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