Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)
Circular Instruction No. 180 - Compensation of Work-related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs)
The following criteria should be used to confirm the diagnosis:
|•||A diagnosis of WRULD by the medical practitioner.|
|•||Medical history and clinical signs indicating - site and distribution, quality (type, character), severity (intensity, frequency, duration) and progression of the symptoms according to the type of disorder|
|•||Functional ability report by an occupational therapist an/d or physiotherapist, where necessary|
|•||Occupational exposure to known risk factors and a chronological relationship between the WRULD and the work environment.|
|•||The confirmatory tests/investigations (e.g. x-rays, strength testing, range of motion testing, nerve conduction tests), where appropriate.|
The medical officers in the Compensation Office will determine whether the diagnosis of WRULD was made according to acceptable medical standards.
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