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Worker Can Establish Occupational Disease Claim Without Link to 'General Work Activities'

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 151 | 0 | 19 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker is not required to prove that his alleged occupational disease was caused by his “general work activities” in order to be entitled to benefits. Case: In the Matter of Compensation of Simi, Nos. 1504870 and A164429, 10/30/2019, published. Facts and procedural history: Randy G. Simi worked for many years as a truck driver. He injured his right shoulder at work in 2001, and again in 2004. Simi started working for LTI Inc. in 2005. In 2010, he suffered injuries to his right shoulder when he fell while working. LTI accepted liabili...

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