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Employers can sort out liability issues simply by seeking sensible medical advice

Sarah Duffield

An admin officer developed acute back pain after several weeks of 'niggling' soreness. Questioning the work relatedness of the back pain doubled the costs.

Case history Ms CO is a 42 year old admin officer. CO began to notice a niggling soreness in her lower back after returning from a two week holiday. On her first day back at work CO undertook a day of duties in the IT department to cover for another worker on sick leave. She spent a few hours sitting on the floor going through files, and was sore in the low back on getting up from the floor. The soreness continued, and became severe w...

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