The NCIC clearly states that the condition is covered. Yet there are cases that are denied due to "no industrial accident".
And at the same time the NCIC claims there are no discrepancies for back related injuries (no industrial accident needed) and that goes for hernias as well.
You can also exacerbate the condition simply riding in a company vehicle, tying your shoes, lifting a 10 pound box, sitting in an office swivel chair.
Yet they deny based on "no industrial accident".
So which is it?
They also give extended time frames for back injuries and hernias (an additional 30 days) yet require notice of injury to the ER within 30 days. How many have missed that mark?
Also, once you have injured your back it may not be so easy to tell whether or not it was on going or happened yesterday, even with MRI.