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No PPD Benefits for Worker Whose Impairment Isn't Caused by Compensable Back Injury

Friday, June 9, 2023 | 0

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for a low back condition, since none of her impairment was caused by her compensable back injury. Case: In the Matter of Compensation of Gramada, Nos. 2005499 and A177672, 06/07/2023, published. Facts: Viorica Gramada worked for Community Vision Inc. In March 2020, she suffered sharp low back and lower abdominal pain after she helped a patient into a shower. Community had workers’ compensation coverage with SAIF Corp., which accepted liability for a lumbar strain. In August 2020,...

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