(1) An employer whose interest is or may become adverse to that of an injured employee shall not, within 15 days from the date of the occurrence causing the employee’s injury:
(a) Negotiate or attempt to negotiate a settlement or compromise with the injured employee;
(b) Obtain or attempt to obtain a general release of liability from the injured employee; or
(c) Obtain or attempt to obtain any statement, either written or oral from the injured employee.
(2) Subsection (1)(c) of this section does not apply to the extent that compliance with statutes or rules of federal or state agencies requiring reports of accidents and injuries necessitates obtaining an employee statement within the 15-day period following the date of the injury.
(3) Any settlement or compromise agreement entered into, any general release of liability or any written or oral statement made by any employee after the employee incurs a personal injury, that is not obtained in accordance with ORS 17.085, requiring notice, may be disavowed by the injured employee within 12 months following the date of the injury and such statement, release, compromise or settlement shall not be admissible evidence in any court action or administrative proceeding relating to the injury. [1975 c.512 §2; 2005 c.22 §5]Section: Previous 17.033 17.035 17.040 17.045 17.050 17.055 17.065 17.075 17.085 17.095 17.100 17.105 17.110 17.115 17.120 Next
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