2017 ORS 656.208¹
Death during permanent total disability

If an injured worker dies during the period of the worker’s permanent total disability, whatever the cause of death, and the worker leaves a beneficiary, payment must be made in the same manner and in the same amounts as provided in ORS 656.204 (Death). [Amended by 1957 c.453 §2; 1959 c.450 §2; 1965 c.285 §22b; 1969 c.521 §2; 1971 c.415 §2; 1973 c.497 §3; 1975 c.497 §2; 1985 c.108 §2; 2017 c.71 §3]

Notes of Decisions

A presump­tion of permanent total disability does not arise from fact that worker was totally disabled at time of death. Ward v. SAIF, 12 Or App 49, 505 P2d 355 (1973)

Dependent’s right to benefits includes right to compensa­tion during period pending employer ap­peal of permanent total disability determina­tion. Mayes v. Boise Cascade, 46 Or App 333, 611 P2d 681 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Claimant’s su­i­cide during period of disability does not bar continua­tion of disabling-condi­tion benefit pay­ments to surviving spouse. Carling Na­tional Breweries v. McClure, 164 Or App 209, 991 P2d 578 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit increase limita­tion under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 710

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

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Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.