Safety and OSHA News

Did repetitive motion at work cause wrist injury?

Repetitive motion injuries can be tricky. How can you tell if this type of injury is caused by a degenerative condition, repetitive motion at work or maybe a combination of both? Should the injured employee receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did pre-existing condition negate workers’ comp for injury?

An employee had two previous surgeries for herniated discs, neither one caused by work. Years later he injured his back again, this time on the job. Will workers’ comp pay for this injury?  [Read more…]

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Employee’s story about injury questioned: Will he get workers’ comp?

Some exact details about a work incident and the worker’s previous injuries were questioned in this case. Did an appeals court reverse an order that the worker shouldn’t get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did work aggravate a pre-existing condition? Should he get workers’ comp?

According to his doctor, work aggravated a pre-existing condition that this employee had, causing him serious neck pain. The company saw this differently and contested his workers’ comp claim. What was the outcome?

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Should comp pay for hip replacement when there was pre-existing condition?

A worker slipped on ice at work and fractured his hip. However, he already had degenerative joint disease, and his replacement surgery had been recommended before his fall. Should workers’ comp pay for the surgery?

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How did worker’s diabetes affect this workers’ comp case?

How much of an employee’s injury was caused at work, and how much of it was due to his diabetes? The answer to that question will help determine how much he receives in workers’ comp.   [Read more…]

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Alleged affair leads to failed murder-for hire: Workers’ comp for PTSD?

This case provides a reminder that if something at work worsens an employee’s pre-existing condition, the employer may be on the hook to provide workers’ comp benefits. This includes all sorts of injuries, including mental ones.

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