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Worker Gets Fee Award for Securing Change in Scope of Employer's Claim Acceptance

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 297 | 0 | 4 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of attorney fees after prevailing on her employer to acknowledge liability for a condition that should have been encompassed within the acceptance of her wrist injury claim. Case: Hartvigsen v. SAIF, No. 212, 05/10/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Melissa Hartvigsen worked for Adecco Inc. at a call center. After she reported wrist pain in September 2010, Adecco sent Hartvigsen to the Concentra Medical Center. A doctor diagnosed Hartvigsen with a bilateral wrist strain/sprain. Adecco accepted liability for...

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