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    Default New Injury

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Mississippi
    Hi all I have a question... when filing a workers comp claim, does your injury have to be an acute situation say like a fall or can it be from over use of a shoulder or a knee, What about carpal tunnel syndrome. Im just not sure how to proceed from this point. Thanks for any and all advice or opinions.

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    Default Re: New Injury

    mailcarrier71
    does your injury have to be an acute situation say like a fall or can it be from over use of a shoulder or a knee, What about carpal tunnel syndrome.
    No, the injury does not have to be an acute situation - cumulative injuries are also covered.

    5.2.c. CONTRIBUTED TO, AGGRAVATED, OR ACCELERATED BY THE
    EMPLOYMENT
    Compensability is found when the employment, or some component of
    the employment, combines with pre-existing medical problems or congenital
    defects to create disability. The employment need not be the sole cause of
    problem, and it is sufficient to meet the definition of injury by showing that
    the employment “contributes” to the disability, “aggravates” dormant or active
    medical problems so as to create disability, or “accelerates”, “exacerbates” or
    “lights up” an underlying medical problem so as to make it symptomatic.

    Cases abound finding an employment connection, and therefore acompensable injury, when medical problems such as heart attacks, strokes,
    hypertension, dermatological problems, cancer, arthritis, hemorrhoids,
    pulmonary problems, and other conditions have been aggravated or
    accelerated by the employment or injury.

    See pg.24
    https://mwcc.ms.gov/pdf/MSAdjusterGuidebook.pdf

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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    Default Re: New Injury

    Thank you for answering, this does help alot.

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