Understanding Work-Related Injuries

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Running head: UNDERSTANDING WORK-RELATED INJURIES 1 Understanding Work-Related Injuries Ozlem Cakariz HCR 230 07-31-2011 Axia College
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UNDERSTANDING WORK-RELATED INJURIES 2 Understanding Work-Related Injuries Workers’ compensation is a system of benefits set up to help employees who are injured on the job. Work- related injuries are referred to as industrial injuries. For workers’ compensation purposes, an industrial injury is any injury in any occupation that occurs as a result of your employment. You may also hear the term compensable injury, another term that refers to an injury that’s covered by workers’ compensation. As a person making a workers’ compensation claim, you have certain legal responsibilities, namely, to cooperate with reasonable requests made by the insurance company in its investigation of your claim. Reasonable requests would entail such things as providing the insurance company with your medical history and a written authorization for release of your medical records. There are rules and regulation that are put into place to keep you safe while on the job or on the company’s property. The organization that oversees this would be the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
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