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Oregon: Orientation Session Injury Found Compensable

October 26, 2020 (1 min read)

Where a claimant presented herself at a potential employer's office, after being advised that she needed to attend an unpaid "orientation" session and then be paid for the rest of the day while training, she was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for injuries she sustained when she was struck by a heavy door opened by one of the prospective employer's employees, held an Oregon appellate court, following remand. That the orientation session was unpaid did not, in and of itself, control the claim; the board specifically found that, had she not been injured, the claimant would more than likely have been hired.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Randall v. SAIF Corp. (In re Meyers), 307 Ore. App. 6, 2020 Ore. App. LEXIS 1197 (Oct. 7, 2020)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 26.02.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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