Saturday, June 02, 2007

May 31, 2007 Court case on prosthetics

If your artificial hip is injured on the job is it covered to receive benefits? Yes said the Court of Appeals in this case. The insurer tried to rely on an old Colorado case that said if your wooden leg was hurt it was not a personal injury just injury to property which was not covered by workers comp. The court said the statutes now do cover injury to prosthetic devices so that old case no longer applies. But can you imagine in that old case being told it's your problem not a workers comp problem since only live legs are covered? At least now its covered though the statute does define what is covered and what is not. In any event here is a link to the case:

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