Injuries on/off the premises – You may be entitled to benefits even if you are not on your employer’s property at the time of injury, or even if you are not “clocked in” when your injury occurs.
Aggravation of preexisting health problems – Your job does not have to be the only cause of your injury. You are entitled to benefits if your job aggravates a preexisting medical condition. For example, if you had a bad back when you started the job, and injure your back further while working, you may be entitled to benefits.
Repetitive use injuries – If your injury is caused by doing the same thing over and over again, you may be entitled to benefits. This type of injury is called a “repetitive trauma injury”. A repetitive trauma injury may include a back injury from heavy lifting over many years, or carpal tunnel syndrome caused by job duties such as repetitive typing, computer work, assembly work or machine operation over a period of time.
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