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House Bill 3022 in light of the Oregon Supreme Court ruling in Elvia Garcia-Solis By Caroline Hopkins, Jun 11, 2019 Caroline A. Hopkins Oregon House Bill 3022 recently passed the House and now awaits Senate action. HB 3022 proposes to amend ORS 656.245(1)(c) to make diagnostic services compensable if they are reasonable and necessary to identify the nature or extent of a medical condition that may be related to a work injury or occupational…
An outstanding achievement by one of our own By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, Jun 11, 2019 Our very own Christy Doornink has become a member of the exclusive Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 class of 2019. The Journal announced its 2019 class on April 16, 2019; click here to see this announcement. The Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recognition is an exclusive list of “influential, dynamic and powerful individuals shaping our region’s future.”…
Rising Medical Solutions has launched its annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study and are looking for your opinions! For the first time since the study’s inception seven years ago, the research is focused on the frontline claims professional’s perspective. Your role as a claims professional is critical to the success of claims operations and overall claims outcomes. Thank you in advance for your participation. It is the hope of Rising Medical that this study will help…
Reinisch Wilson Weier attends the annual WSIA conference By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, May 23, 2019 Leaving their capes and cowls at home (or did they?), attorneys in the Firm’s Washington practice joined claims administrators, employer representatives, service providers and members of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry at the Washington Self-Insurers Association’s Annual Conference, held May 15 to 17, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. This year’s event, dubbed “Superheroes of Workers’ Compensation,”…
Partying like you are on fire in King’s Landing By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, May 23, 2019 What happens when insurance defense attorneys throw a Game of Thrones party? A lot of yelling and images you can’t unsee. Fans and the curious joined members of the firm to celebrate the series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Old Town Pizza and Brewery. Members of the firm attending and/or planning…
Washington doctors face exposure to malpractice and battery during IMEs By Christy Doornink, Apr 23, 2019 Christy Doornink Did you know that independent medical examiners face exposure in the State of Washington for medical malpractice and medical battery causes of action when doing an examination? Independent medical examiners beware—Division II of the Washington Court of Appeals recently concluded a physical examination during an independent medical examination that causes injury to the person being examined…
Attorneys, adjusters gather at OMSI for the 2019 Oregon Claims School By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, Apr 19, 2019 Reinisch Wilson Weier PC held its annual Oregon Claims School on April 17, 2019. Nearly 120 adjusters, employer reps, broker representatives, attorneys, firm staff and others spent the day at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – a new venue – for a full day of claims processing tips and prizes.…
Oregon “Claimbatants”: the victims of on-the-job assaults By Anna McFaul, Apr 19, 2019 Anna M. McFaul When an assault at work (by a customer or even a stranger) results in a compensable workers’ compensation claim, the employer or insurer may wonder: do I have any workers’ compensation lien recovery options in the event a victim restitution award is granted as a result of the criminal action? The governing applicable statutes in Oregon indicate no.…
Rhinoteers donate time and food to food banks By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, Apr 18, 2019 From mid-March to mid-April 2019, the Rhinoteers organized a food drive and food sorting event to benefit Portland and Bellevue food banks. Both the Portland and Bellevue offices collected food. In Bellevue, attorneys and staff raised money and brought in donations to be sent to the Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue. Portland donations were sent to the Oregon…
A most diverse law firm for 2019 By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, Mar 01, 2019 For the second year in a row, Reinisch Wilson Weier PC was ranked number one as the most diverse Portland metro-area firm among large law firms (20 or more attorneys) by the Portland Business Journal. In 2017, the firm was ranked the second most diverse large Portland-metro law firm by the paper. The Portland Business Journal posted the size…