Hcr 230 Appendix C Essay
Understanding Work-Related Injuries
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.
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a. Is this injury covered under workers’ compensation? Yes b. Rationale for your decision: He was doing his job and sustained injuries trying to rectify a problem for the company that contracted him. c. If covered, identify the appropriate injury category: Injury with temporary disability and medical benefits
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: His injury is a result of constantly working on his knees. c. If covered, identify the appropriate category: Injury with temporary disability benefits
5. Bonnie works as a transportation security officer for the Office of Homeland Security. During the course of a routine airport baggage screening, a passenger became agitated and shoved Bonnie, causing her to stumble backwards over a pile of luggage. As a direct result, Bonnie experienced severe back pain, which her physician diagnosed as a