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Worker Can't Demand Benefits for Combined Condition in Proceedings Challenging Claim Closure

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 203 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who successfully challenged the denial of his combined condition claim could not purse benefits in the parallel proceedings in which he was challenging the closure of his claim. Case: Yi v. City of Portland, No, 476, 10/04/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Minkyu Yi injured his back while at work in April 2007. His employer accepted liability for a lumbar strain, combined with Yi’s pre-existing degenerative disc disease. In August 2007, the employer denied further liability for Yi’s claim, asserting that his work-relat...

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