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Worker Gets Award for Counsel's Services Overturning Claim Denial, Litigating Fee

Friday, May 26, 2023 | 0

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker is entitled to a reasonable award incurred in determining the proper fee for prevailing against the denial of her claim. Case: In the Matter of Compensation of Peabody, Nos. 1602309 and A176055, 05/24/2023, published. Facts and procedural history: Karista D. Peabody worked for Oregon Health & Science University. She filed an occupational disease claim for a right cubital tunnel syndrome condition. OHSU had workers’ compensation coverage with SAIF Corp., which denied Peabody’s claim. Peabody challenged that denial at a...

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