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Early Injury a Warning Sign for Multiple Claims, Study Finds

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 1029 | 1 | 83 min read

Workers who had a lost-time injury within their first six months on the job were more than twice as likely to have three or more lost-time claims throughout their employment compared to workers whose first claim occurred later, according to a new study. “A lost-time injury early in the course of employment predicted multiple future injuries,” said the authors, who included Drs. Xuguang (Grant) Tao and Edward Bernacki, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Their findings were published in this month’s edition of the Journal of Occupational and Envi...

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