“Workplace injuries can last a lifetime.” / Doug Diaczuk (TBNewsWatch, June 15, 2017)
At a special presentation organized by the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers’ Support Group, Rebecca Casey, a post-doctoral fellow at York University, will be presenting research from the study she conducted with Peri Ballanytne on “Diagnosed Chronic Health Conditions Among Injured Workers with Permanent Impairments and the General Population”. Recently published in Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (May 2017 – see abstract), Casey’s research has found injured workers have much higher rates of high blood pressure, ulcers, arthritis, back problems, stomach problems, and depression as they age.
“They are likely related to the injury, whether directly or indirectly, but they are not always recognized by the compensation board as being linked or related,” Casey said… workers who have suffered an injury are not always aware of the lasting effects… “
Rebecca Casey is also being interviewed by Steve Mantis of the Support Group for his Community Conversations TV program (to be aired July 10).