Bodily conditions from Workplace Injuries
Bodily conditions, n.e.c. is a term that you may have seen or heard used in reference to workers comp, but you do not know what it means or what it is talking about. Bodily conditions, n.e.c. is a class or category of conditions that occur to a worker, which causes the worker to miss work and possibly file a workers compensation claim. They are a class or category of conditions that are not elsewhere classified.
An illness or injury is regarded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as being work-related if some type of exposure or event in the work environment either contributed to or caused the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. All injuries, conditions and illnesses have to be classified or put into a category.
Bodily conditions are Not Elsewhere Classified
Bodily conditions, n.e.c. are conditions that do not fit into any other class or category. They are conditions that are not classified in a class or category (not elsewhere classified). As a result, bodily conditions, n.e.c. is a class or category, itself, where conditions are put that do not fit anywhere else.
For example, some kind of event or exposure takes place at work. The result is that a worker has a condition that was caused by or contributed to by the event or exposure. The condition that the worker has does not fit into any class or category of illnesses, conditions or injuries. So, it is classified as bodily conditions, n.e.c.
Bodily conditions, n.e.c. are conditions that occur to a worker that are out of the ordinary. They are unusual because they do not fall into any other class or category.
Bodily conditions, n.e.c. can be minor, or they can be serious. They may cause a worker to miss work for only a short period of time, or they may cause a worker to be unable to work for a long period of time.
You may be a worker who has a condition that has been classified as bodily conditions, n.e.c.. Your condition is work-related. It was either caused by or contributed to by an event or exposure in your workplace.
Getting Workers Comp for Bodily Conditions
What you would like to know is, "Does my condition entitle me to get workers comp?" The answer is, "Yes." You are entitled to receive workers comp benefits because your condition is work-related. Just because your condition does not fit into a class or category and is classified as bodily conditions, n.e.c., does not mean that you are ineligible for workers comp.
It may be that your employer is trying to keep you from applying for workers comp. Your employer may be threatening you or making it hard for you to get workers comp.
If this is the case, you really should get in touch with a workers compensation attorney. A workers compensation attorney will be on your side. He or she will fight to protect your rights. A workers compensation attorney is the one who can help you get all of the workers comp benefits that you have coming to you.