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Last Date of Exposure Is Date of Injury for Cumulative Trauma Claims

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 261 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals unanimously ruled that the statute of limitations for a cumulative trauma injury begins running on the last date of a worker’s exposure to the injury-causing motion. Case: Rolled Alloys v. Wilson, No. 115,930, 12/22/2017, published. Facts: Donald Wilson filed a workers’ compensation claim in November 2015 for a repetitive motion injury to his hands. He indicated that he became aware of his injury in April 2014 but admitted that he did not tell his employer until his symptoms worsened in November 2015. Wilson stopped working in August 2016...

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