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WCD Clarifies Interpretation of Significant Limitation of Repetitive Use

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 188 | 0 | 33 min read

Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division issued an industry notice Monday announcing that it will consider a worker entitled to a 5% chronic condition impairment rating for an injured body part if he has permanently lost the ability to repetitively use it more than two-thirds of a period of time. The division said the notice flows from a state Court of Appeals decision in Broeke v. SAIF Corp. handed down in October. Brit L. Broeke developed plantar fasciitis in both feet while working for Chipman Corp. When SAIF issued a notice of closure on the claim, it reported that B...

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