Rubbed or Abraded by Friction or Pressure Workers Comp
Rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure is one of the headings in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for what brings about a work-related injury to a worker. When a worker is injured in a work-related incident, the cause of that injury has to be listed under one of the categories in the OIICS.
Here is how rub and abrade are defined. Rub is defined as moving something repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something. Rubbing is applying friction and pressure to some type of surface. It is cleaning, polishing or manipulating by the application of friction and pressure. Abrade is defined as scraping or wearing away by friction or erosion. It is rubbing away, grinding or wearing down.
A worker's injury that is classified as being rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure refers to an injury that is caused by the action of rubbing or abrading that results from either friction or pressure of some kind that a worker experiences. It is friction or pressure between a worker and the source of that friction or pressure.
Rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure is additionally divided into sub-categories. These are:
- Rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure, unspecified - This is used when the specific thing that caused the rubbing or abrading is not listed or specified.
- Rubbed or abraded by kneeling on surface - The rubbing or abrading results from kneeling on some type of surface.
- Rubbed or abraded by foreign matter in eye - This is when a worker is injured because something foreign rubs or abrades the worker's eye
- Rubbed or abraded by objects being handled - This is used when the rubbing or abrading is caused by some kind of object that a worker is using or handling.
- Rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure, n.e.c. - This is used when the injury brought about by rubbing or abrading from friction or pressure is not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.), not classified anywhere else.
Types of Jobs with High Risk for Rubbed or Abraded by Friction or Pressure Injury
There are some jobs that have a higher risk for rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure kinds of accidents and injuries. Some of these include:
- Trade industries
- Construction industry
- Maintenance workers
- Manufacturing industry
- Service occupations
- Productions workers
- Repair workers
Possible Injuries from Rubbed or Abraded by Friction or Pressure Incident
There are different kinds of injuries that may result from a rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure incident. These include:
- Damage to the circulatory system or nerves from the vibration, repetition of pressure or jarring
Can I Get Workers Comp for my Rubbed or Abraded by Friction or Pressure Injury
The important question that you may have is, "Can I get workers comp for my rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure injury? If your injury was work related and caused you to miss at least 3 days of work, the answer is, "Yes." You should be able to get workers' compensation benefits.