Durable Medical Equipment & Workers’ Compensation: What You Need To Know

Durable Medical Equipment is an important component of medical care for Injured Workers in their attempt to recover from their injuries or maintain their abilities to perform activities of daily living.  This article is intended to discuss Durable Medical Equipment within the workers’ compensation system.

It is not uncommon that Injured Workers, during the course and scope of their claim, receive correspondence from the Insurance Company which has the abbreviations “DME” within it. The term “DME” refers to the term Durable Medical Equipment.  Further, many Injured Workers, as part of their treatment, are prescribed Durable Medical Equipment.  Sometimes, the Insurance Company approves the durable medical equipment for Injured Workers. Other times, the Insurance Company denies the provision of that equipment. Continue reading

HEADACHES AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

California Workers’ Compensation Law allows for Injured Workers to claim work injuries in the form of Headaches. Headaches Injury claims can be complicated. This article is intended to discuss workers’ compensation and the issues related to filing a claim for Headaches.

Headaches are a serious concern in the workplace. It is reported that “the time off work due to the headache disorders is substantial.” See Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 1992; 46: 443-446 Impact of a headache on sickness absence and utilization of medical services: a Danish population study Birthe Krogh Rasmussen, Rigmor Jensen, Jes Olesen. The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition reports that Headache Disorders are a major cause of work loss. See P. 567. Continue reading

Lung Diseases & Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

Lung Disease

The Respiratory System is a vital system for one’s health. In many work environments, it is possible that Workers can sustain respiratory injuries. The consequences of such respiratory injuries can range from minor to serious to fatal. This article discusses the nature of industrial lung injuries. Continue reading

Root Causes of Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation: Why are They Important? What You Need to Know

With respect to work injuries, many employers have injury prevention programs to take the information from your workers’ compensation case and use it to improve workplace safety. After your work injury, there may be some inquiry from your employer concerning your case as to how your injury was caused and how it could have been prevented. Causes of work injuries are also important to injured workers. They may impact the amount of an injured worker’s compensation, or bar one’s entitlement to one.

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What is Meralgia Paresthetica & Why is it a Law Enforcement Work Injury? What You Need to Know

What is Meralgia Paresthetica (MP)?

Meralgia Paresthetica, which is also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a chronic neurological disorder involving a single nerve. The condition involves a tingling, numbness or burning pain in the outer thigh. The condition involves the compression of a nerve. The nerve is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which supplies sensation to the surface of your outer thigh. MP involves the compression or pinching of the nerve.

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