Hearing loss is also an "occupational disease" and the injured worker must prove the major cause of the hearing loss is noise exposure at work. In Oregon, this includes exposure to noise while serving in the military.
It is easier to prove the majority of hearing loss is work related if the injured worker is still working or recently retired. However, there are many good claims filed well into retirement. Hearing loss claims must be filed within one (1) year of the injured worker being told by a doctor that his or her hearing loss is work related. For more information about hearing loss workers' compensation claims: click here.
STRESS CLAIMS AND PTSD
Stress claims are a special category of Oregon workers' compensation claims that have extra requirements. The stress condition must be a medically recognized stress condition that is diagnosed by your doctor. The condition must be caused in major part by employment, but not by conditions generally inherent in every job. This essentially means the stressor must not be a normal work-type stress such as having to be at work at a certain time, dealing with a difficult boss, or having a negative performance review. The types of work stressors that are valid are things like car crashes, crisis situations experienced by emergency responders, and illegal harassment.
At Alana C. DiCicco Law, we're dedicated to ensuring you are represented in navigating all aspects of your workers' compensation claim - you don't have to go it alone!
Alana has practiced workers' compensation law in Oregon for more than ten years and represented over four hundred clients before the Oregon Workers' Compensation Board. She has also served on the Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation Executive Committee. She has extensive experience in the complicated area of Oregon's workers' compensation laws.
Alana has been a licensed attorney with the Oregon State Bar since 2007.
Who Are We?
Alana has extensive experience in the field of Oregon Workers' Compensation Law. She worked for several large defense workers' compensation law firms before opening her own practice and following her dream of representing injured workers.
Her background as both a defense and claimant's attorney gives her particular insight into managing a successful workers' compensation case. She is dedicated to helping her clients obtain all the benefits they are entitled to under the law.
Alana lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, son, and daughter. She enjoys helping her clients, painting, reading, and the outdoors.
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