Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law


Causation and the Doctrine of Compensable Consequences

By Michael H. Weier - on: Sep 17, 2013
Simply because a condition follows an event does not mean the event caused the condition. Unfortunately, many medical experts (and more than a few attorneys) silently attempt to apply this thinking as a legitimate basis to determine causal relationship. Causation is not so simple.

Claims for Heart Attack

By Michael H. Weier - on: Sep 10, 2013
Learn more about heart attacks and how they related to workers' compensation in Oregon and Washington.

Segregating Non-Occupational Arthritis From Compensable Industrial Injuries and Occupational Diseases

By Michael H. Weier - on: Sep 02, 2013
Arthritis is generally defined as inflammation of one or more joints. Such inflammation, typically accompanied by pain and stiffness, results from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, autoimmune disease, or other causes. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about these conditions and causes.

Reasonable Accommodation of a Disability and the Interactive Process for Employers

By Michael H. Weier - on: Aug 15, 2013
INTRODUCTION Federal and State statutes prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of disability.  Though there are some differences in the definition of disability (or the more archaic term “handicap” embodied in Washington law), the general concepts are the same.  An individual may not be denied an employment opportunity based upon a physical or emotional…

Workers’ Compensation: Basic Elements of a Compensable Claim in Washington and Oregon

By Michael H. Weier - on: Aug 01, 2013
Employers, insurance companies and third party claims professionals should be aware of the basic elements required to establish a compensable workers’ compensation claim for industrial injury or occupational disease in Washington and/or Oregon. A clear understanding of the prerequisites of a claim will aid in the determination whether and to what extent an injured worker is entitled to benefits under the state statutory systems.

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