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Diagnostic Services Unrelated to Accepted Conditions Aren't Compensable

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 549 | 0 | 3 min read

A divided Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that diagnostic services are not compensable if they are not necessitated by the accepted conditions of a worker’s claim. Case: Garcia-Solis v. Farmers Insurance Co., No. 456, 09/27/2017, published. Facts: A tent pole fell on Elvia Garcia-Solis during a windstorm while she was at work. Her employer’s workers’ compensation carrier, Farmers Insurance Co., accepted liability for a concussion, a closed head injury, chronic headache syndrome, facial scarring and right supraorbital nerve injury. Garcia’s doctor later requested a...

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