Knee and Appropriate Injury Category Essay

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Axia College Material 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…show more content…
Tom’s medical bills totaled over $750,000. a. Is this injury covered under workers’ compensation? NO!!! b. Rationale for your decision: Tom will not be covered because he works for an independent contractor (Eagle Electrical Company). Eagle Electrical Company should be responsible for Tom’s compensation coverage not the local business where he became injured. c. If covered, identify the appropriate injury category: 4. Rich works for Home Solutions Experts as a carpet installer. The company actively promotes workplace safety and provides ergonomic equipment to all employees. Rich has had ongoing pain in his knees, and it is progressively worsening. After an examination, his physician determined he was suffering from bursitis, commonly known as “carpet layer’s knee.” This required an arthroscopic knee aspiration, a minimum of three weeks off work, and physical therapy. a. Is this injury covered under workers’ compensation? YES!!! b. Rationale for your decision: Because the physician determined that the bursitis that Rich has was caused by his work performances. c. If covered, identify the appropriate injury category: Injury with Temporary Disability because he will be off work for a minimum of three weeks along with therapy. 5. Bonnie works as a transportation security officer for the Office of Homeland Security. During the course of a
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