Our 66-year-old client injured her shoulder on the job at the Oregon Dept. of Corrections. The insurance company denied her claim. They asserted that her injury was the result of a degenerative condition in her shoulder, due to her age.
We deal with this kind of age-based tactic a lot, and when we do, our job is to prove that the injury is more than 50% work-related.
We fought the denial and won, but the DOC refused to pay the year and half of time loss she was owed while unable to work. So we fought again, and won her full time loss benefits.
The Point: We don’t stop until you get everything you’re entitled to.