Comp can’t be reduced by short-term disability payments

 Tuesday, February 8, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

In Oregon, short-term disability benefits do not reduce the amount of workers’ compensation benefits the worker is entitled to. A worker suffered a compensable knee injury that required surgery. Following her surgery, the worker returned to modified work. She received temporary partial disability benefits based on the difference between her preinjury wages and the wages she received for her modified work. Less than two weeks after she returned to work...
Workers' Compensation