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When is fear of retaliation good cause for not timely reporting an injury in Oregon?

By Karen Varney - on: Apr 19, 2018
A recent Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision emphasizes the importance of carefully examining whether a claim should be denied on the basis of untimely filing. It is an unpleasant surprise when an employee reports a work injury long after the alleged incident took place. Such a delay significantly thwarts the employer’s ability to corroborate and […]

New law radiates from firefighter’s presumption

By Casondra Albrecht - on: Mar 21, 2018
On March 7, 2018, Washington governor Jay Inslee signed a new workers’ compensation bill into law, focusing on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and plutonium. This law effectively shifts the burden of proof in any occupational disease claim filed by a Hanford worker. State legislatures occasionally carve out specific instances where causation of a condition—invariably an […]

Firm shareholder makes pickle history

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: Mar 12, 2018
Trisha Hole has a craving. And now so do a lot of attorneys and staff at Reinisch Wilson Weier PC. Trisha discovered Kaylin and Hobbs Pickles in Vancouver, B.C., several months ago and has been secretly driving six hours each way to bring home her favorites. Over the weekend of March 10, Trisha also took […]

Firm ranked most diverse in Portland

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: Feb 12, 2018
With its 2018 submission of minority and women attorney data to the Portland Business Journal, Reinisch Wilson Weier PC was ranked number one as the most diverse Portland metro-area firm among large law firms (20 or more attorneys). In 2017, the firm was ranked the second most diverse large Portland-metro law firm by the Journal. […]

Narrowing the scope of Oregon traveling employee coverage in Beaudry v. SAIF

By Kelsey Fleharty - on: Feb 05, 2018
The recent Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision in Beaudry v. SAIF[1] represents a welcome departure from the broad coverage given in past court decisions to traveling employees engaged in personal activities. In Beaudry, the court upheld the Board’s determination that claimant was on a distinctly personal errand at the time of his death, thus severing […]

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