Author: Lauren Oda

June 24, 2020
by Lauren Oda

Annual Adjustment of Attorney Fees in Workers’ Compensation Claims in Oregon

The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board recently issued a revised Bulletin No. 1 addressing the maximum attorney fee under several statutes. The attorney fees affected by…

December 12, 2017
by Lauren Oda

Worker’s Compensation Division Addresses House Bill 2338 Regarding Benefits to Surviving Children

The Workers’ Compensation Division issued an Addendum to Bulletin No. 377 on December 8, 2017. The Division issued the addendum to address House Bill 2338,…

March 17, 2017
by Lauren Oda

Join SBH Attorney Lauren Oda at WSIA Region Meetings

Lauren Oda will be presenting with orthopaedic surgeon Scott Kitchel, M.D. at four WSIA Region Meetings in April. Lauren and Dr. Kitchel will discuss common…

June 25, 2015
by Lauren Oda

Court of Appeals issues decision on U.S. Bank v. Diane Pohrman

The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a decision yesterday addressing the “social or recreational activity” exclusion in ORS 656.005(7)(b)(B).  In U.S. Bank v. Diane Pohrman,…

May 19, 2015
by Lauren Oda

Large Increase in Oregon Average Weekly Wage

By: Lauren Oda The Workers’ Compensation Division issued the revised Bulletin 111 May 18, 2015.  According to the Bulletin, Oregon’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW)…

May 13, 2013
by Lauren Oda

Learn What MLAC Can Do For You

Employers, HR Managers, and claims examiners – the Professionals in Workers’ Compensation organization is hosting their final educational breakfast event of the 2012-2013 season.  Please…

December 17, 2012
by Lauren Oda

Board’s Interpretation of a Medical Opinion Must Be Reasonable

In a recent decision, Armenta v. PCC Structural, Inc. (A141790), the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an unfavorable opinion regarding the Board’s ability to disregard…