This is a lengthy and very thorough discussion of occupational disease law. Oregon keeps track of denial rates, and occupational disease (OD) cases are 3 times more likely to be denied when compared to injury cases. In order to win an occupational disease case in Oregon you must show that the work exposure is the major cause of the condition when compared to all other potential causes.  That is very difficult. This article also talks about timely filing of the claim. Oregon’s statute of limitation for OD claims is one year from the later of :

  • When you knew or should have known you had a work related condition
  • When you are informed by a physician that you have a work related condition
  • When you become disabled by the condition.

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