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Court Upholds PPD Award for Claims Adjuster's Wrist Injuries

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 93 | 0 | 2 min read

The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a claims adjuster for wrist injuries from repetitive motions while doing computer work. Case: Staples v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 118,616, 09/07/2018, unpublished. Facts: Patricia Staples worked for the Allstate Insurance Co. as a claims processing specialist. She spent most of her workday typing on a computer. Around 2004 or 2005, Staples began having problems with her left hand. She reported the issue to Allstate. Staples voiced a suspicion that her repetitive motions while using the computer were ...

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