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Employers are required by law to take steps to ensure their workplaces are safe. This includes having workers’ compensation insurance for all their employees.
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Employee suffers carpal tunnel syndrome
Lin works on a production line, packing food products. After five years at the job, she develops carpal tunnel syndrome, which is painful and makes it impossible for her to do her job.
It was found that the repetitive work on the production line caused her condition. She needs to take time off work to rest, undergo physiotherapy and have corticosteroid medication.
Lin’s employer is able to claim on their Workers’ Compensation. They also took steps to improve their work safety practices, such as moving staff to different tasks and ensuring they take regular breaks during the day.