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Court Orders Comp Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 130 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the Workers’ Compensation Board to reconsider its determination of a worker’s entitlement to benefits for a fall that happened while she was talking a walk during a paid break. Case: Mandes v. Liberty Mutual Holdings, No. 593, 12/06/2016, published. Facts and procedural history: Katherine Mandes worked for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as a nurse case manager. She tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk adjacent to her employer’s parking lot while using her paid 15-minute break to take a walk around the building where she worked. L...

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