Appendix C HCR-230 - Appendix C Understanding Work-Related...

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Appendix C Understanding Work-Related Injuries Case Studies: 1. Janet works as a branch manager for a large banking firm. Her job requires her to travel by personal vehicle to different branch offices several times each week. Janet has lower back problems from a result of a skiing accident many years ago, which is further aggravated by long periods of sitting while driving. Janet was returning from the branch office to the home office on Thursday afternoon when another driver struck her car from behind. A physician examined Janet and determined that the accident aggravated her pre-existing back injury. The physician ordered Janet to remain off work for at least two weeks. a. Is this injury covered under workers’ compensation? Yes b. Rationale for your decision: Because even though Janet had a preexisting back injury, it was the accident that happened on the job that made if worse. c. If covered, identify the appropriate injury category: Injury with temporary disability 2. Frank works as a clerk in a local convenience store with a non-smoking
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course HCA 230 AXIA taught by Professor Wendybodwell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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