Hi, my name is Kim Wyatt. I’m the managing attorney of Bailey & Galyen’s Workers’ Comp Department.
When you suffer a repetitive injury at work, you need to be very careful what the date of injury is. By rule, the date of injury is the date YOU realize that your injury is work-related, NOT when symptoms started. Be very careful when the carrier tries to get a recorded statement, and the first question they ask is, when did you experience these symptoms? It might have been six months ago, but you didn’t realize it was work related until the light bulb when on, and a doctor or you met with a physician that indicated, what do you do at work that might have caused this injury? That is your date of injury, not the date of the first initial symptoms.
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