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Carrier Must Modify Notice of Acceptance Upon Receiving IME Report

Monday, June 24, 2024 | 0

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an insurer was obligated to modify its notice of acceptance upon receipt of a report that clearly identified a meniscus tear caused by a worker’s fall, but the carrier did not act unreasonably by failing to make the change and pay benefits. Luis Nava worked for Portland Window Co. Inc. He fell at work in March 2017, injuring his knee. Nava’s doctor diagnosed him with a left knee sprain, left knee contusion, chest wall contusion and left knee lateral meniscus tear. PWC had workers’ compensation coverage with SAIF Corp., which ...

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