Category: Causation

May 20, 2020
by Andrew Evenson

Oregon Employee Injured While Working from Home? Best Practices to Determine Compensability

With the onset of COVID-19 and statewide stay-at-home orders, a high percentage of today’s workforce is operating from home, or in some variation of remote…

September 18, 2015
by Kevin Anderson

Active Preexisting Conditions or Passive Predispositions – How Do I Tell the Difference?

A few months ago, we discussed a new Court of Appeals case addressing preexisting conditions.  Dennis L. Corkum v. Bi-Mart Corp., 271 Or App 411…

July 31, 2015
by Megan Vaniman

SBH Prevails before Court of Appeals on Case Addressing Occupational Disease Analysis

In Luton v. Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center, 432 Or App 487 (2015), claimant filed a claim for right wrist pain.  He testified that on April…

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,…

June 18, 2015
by Sam Whalen

Corkum Adds Another Layer to Combined Condition Analysis

In the past year and a half, the Oregon Court of Appeals has done much to change the landscape of how combined condition claims are…