Understanding Work-Related Injuries Part 1

Understanding Work-Related Injuries Part 1 - Understanding...

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Understanding Work-Related Injuries Case Studies: a.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.1.a. Is this injury covered under workers’ compensation? Yes a.1.b. Rationale for your decision: Although Janet had a pre-existing condition; the car wreck (that occurred while she was working) aggravated that condition. a.1.c. If covered, identify the appropriate injury category: Injury with temporarily disability. a.1.d.
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