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Worker's Activities Did Not Give Rise to 'Rapid-Repetitive Injury'

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 285 | 0 | 14 min read

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s weed-abating activities did not constitute a “rapid-repetitive task” for purposes of establishing a compensable gradual-onset injury. Case: Carlat v. Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, No. CV-17-682, 02/28/2018, published. Facts: Dale Carlat began working for the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department in 2002. In 2014, he began complaining of a sharp pain in his shoulder. Carlat underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan in February 2015. The scan revealed several tears and degenerative cha...

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