Searching over 5,500,000 cases.


searching
Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.

Ott v. State Accident Insurance Fund

January 5, 1973

OTT, RESPONDENT,
v.
STATE ACCIDENT INSURANCE FUND, APPELLANT



Appeal from Circuit Court, Linn County. Courtney R. Johns, Judge.

Al J. Laue, Assistant Attorney General, Salem, argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief were Lee Johnson, Attorney General, and John W. Osburn, Solicitor General, Salem.

Richard Kropp, Albany, argued the cause for respondent. On the brief were J. David Kryger, and Emmons, Kyle, Kropp & Kryger, Albany.

Schwab, Chief Judge, and Fort and Thornton, Judges.

Per Curiam

In this workmen's compensation appeal the hearing officer and the Board found that the claimant's disability was not work related and therefore not compensable. The trial court on review de novo found that it was compensable and made an unscheduled disability award of 64 degrees. The extent of the disability and the amount of the award, assuming compensability, are not challenged.

The hearing officer, Board and trial judge all wrote opinions reviewing the evidence at length. While the question is a close one, the issue is entirely factual and no useful purpose would be served by setting forth the evidence in detail in this opinion. Suffice it to say that the claimant did work regularly up until the time of his injury, and his principal treating physician was of the opinion that the injury was a substantial contributing factor to his disability. Our review of the evidence leads us to the same conclusion as that of the trial judge.

Affirmed.

Disposition

Affirmed.

19730105

© 1998 VersusLaw Inc.

Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.