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Are subjective reports of symptoms from a worker sufficient to establish that a worker suffered an injury?

Colby Treasure

In this case study, an insurance lawyer outlines the legal perspective on conflicting medical opinions in a workers' compensation claim, through arbitration and appeal

A cleaner developed symptoms in her left shoulder, wrist and forearm after moving a chair at work. There was no consensus in the medical evidence as to the diagnosis or what injury was sustained, and there was a dispute as to whether the worker suffered an injury. In Issue The case considers whether a worker suffers a compensable injury in circumstances where there is a dispute as to whether the worker suffered a clear diagnosed medical conditi...

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