Supreme Court decides Brown case

The case addresses the term “otherwise compensable injury.”

posted April 17, 2017

Supreme Court decides Brown case

The Oregon Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Brown v. SAIF (361 Or 241 (2017)). The court ruled that the expression “otherwise compensable injury” in the combined condition statute (ORS 656.005(7)(a)(B)), refers to the medical “conditions” that have been “accepted” by the insurer or self-insured employer. The court has thus rejected the Court of Appeals’ interpretation that the "otherwise compensable injury" refers to the “work injury incident.”

Read the Supreme Court decision.

Read the court’s news release.


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