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Workers Comp COVID-19 Presumption Was Already In Place

Workers Comp COVID-19 Presumption – There’s An Occupational Disease Statute For That – J&L State after state enacted their Workers Comp COVID-19 presumption orders to make sure the frontline workers in the Coronavirus pandemic were covered if they contracted the disease.   The states then began to expand which workers were

Radium Girls Horrific Injuries Occupational Disease Laws Beginning

The Radium Girls and Occupational Disease Laws The term Radium Girls represents a defining moment of Occupational disease laws for Workers Compensation.  Occupational disease calculations have been the bane of many actuaries and underwriters. The  Incurred But Not Reported (IBNR) injuries are extremely hard to estimate in the area of

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Permanent Disability?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Painful Condition The condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to the “thumb side” of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger). It

Carpal Tunnel Claims Reduced By Almost 50% – Amazing

Carpal Tunnel NCCI When I was looking over the recent report by NCCI, I noticed an incredible figure on the reduction of a certain type of injury. Their September 2010 report, “Workers Compensation Claim Frequency Continues to Decline in 2009” is a treasure trove of great statistics. The one that

Is Cleaners Asthma a Legitimate Disease?

Cleaners Asthma – Term Of The Day Cleaners Asthma raised many questions about the use of cleaning fluids in the workplace.   A newly recognized work-related injury or disease that has recently been studied. Workers who have been exposed to chlorine agents or bleach, have been found to have respiratory

Occupational Disease

Term Of The Day – Occupational Disease An occupational disease is a disease that is contracted by a worker during a period of employment. Common examples of occupational diseases include asbestosis, silicosis, and byssinosis. These diseases are often eligible as workers compensation claims, and workers must be thoroughly examined by

Popcorn Lung Lawsuit – Disabled Worker Awarded $30 Million

Popcorn Lung Lawsuit Costs Employer $30,000,000 A Popcorn Lung Lawsuit recently awarded the injured worker about $30 million. After reading several recent Workers Compensation publications, it has become apparent that Popcorn Lung is a real concern to factory workers. The connection between diacetyl and this lung condition was not discovered

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Repetitive Injury Involving Wrists

Term Of The Day – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is numbness, tingling,weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. Continuing with the medical term of the day, we’ll look at something that is similar to DeQuervain Tenosynovitis, but far

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