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A Case Study on Workers' Compensation Approval for a Hospital Nurse's Suicide

Yi K, Choi S, Park B

PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the process from occurrence of a hospital nurse's suicide to workers' compensation approval, responses of the parties involved, issues debated during approval deliberations, and...
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Review of the recent Supreme Court decision on the causal relationship of occupational diseases

Do JH, Choe JY

A theoretical study advocated for alleviating the worker's responsibility of burden of proof to establish the causality of an occupational disease, since such a responsibility is unfair to the worker....
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The characteristics of asbestos-related disease claims made to the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) from 2011 to 2015

An YS, Kim HD, Kim HC, Jeong KS, Ahn YS

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to enhance understanding of the epidemiologic characteristics of asbestos-related diseases, and to provide information that could inform policy-making aimed at prevention and compensation for occupational asbestos...
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Does formaldehyde have a causal association with nasopharyngeal cancer and leukaemia?

Kwon SC, Kim I, Song J, Park J

BACKGROUND: The South Korean criteria for occupational diseases were amended in July 2013. These criteria included formaldehyde as a newly defined occupational carcinogen, based on cases of “leukemia or nasopharyngeal...
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Impacts of Return-to-Work Type and Period on Job Retention in Workers with Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Jeong I, Park JB, Kim HR, Yoon JH, Won JU, Roh J

BACKGROUND: Despite the necessity of job retention in achieving return-to-work (RTW) goals, many workers leave their jobs after returning to work. The objective of this study was to examine the...
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Factors related to the physician and the employer influencing successful return to work in Korea: results from the first panel study of workers' compensation insurance (PSWCI)

Lee W, Yoon JH, Roh J, Kim YK, Seok H, Lee JH, Won JU

OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate associated factors including the physician and the employer of successful return to work (RTW) in occupationally injured workers. METHODS: This study is based on the...
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Epidemiologic Characteristics of Compensated Occupational Lung Cancers among Korean Workers

Ahn YS, Jeong KS

An understanding of the characteristics of occupational lung cancer is important to establish policies that prevent carcinogen exposure and to compensate workers exposed to lung carcinogens. This study analyzed the...
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Compensation for Occupational Diseases by Chemical Agents in Korea

Kwon SC, Roh SY, Lee JH, Kim EA

Investigation into the frequency of compensation for occupational diseases (ODs) caused by hazardous chemicals revealed an important opportunity for the improvement and further development of occupational health and safety systems...
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Physical Agents and Occupational Disease Compensation: Noise, Vibration, Radiation, and Other Physical Agents

Lee J, Kim J

The context of specific criteria for the recognition of occupational diseases (ODs) due to physical agents in the Enforcement Decree of the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (ED-IACIA) and the...
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Compensation for Work-Related Hematologic, Liver, and Infectious Diseases

Kim JW, Kang DM

Occupational diseases may be defined only medically or scientifically, and even then, their definition is not simple. However, compensable occupational diseases involve the additional layer of legal systems and social...
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Compensation for Occupational Skin Diseases

Song HS, Ryou HC

The Korean list of occupational skin diseases was amended in July 2013. The past list was constructed according to the causative agent and the target organ, and the items of...
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Workers' Compensation for Occupational Respiratory Diseases

Park SY, Kim HR, Song J

The respiratory system is one of the most important body systems particularly from the viewpoint of occupational medicine because it is the major route of occupational exposure. In 2013, there...
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The Scope and Specific Criteria of Compensation for Occupational Diseases in Korea

Song J, Kim I, Choi BS

The range of diseases covered by workers' compensation is constantly expanding. However, new regulations are required for the recognition of occupational diseases (ODs) because OD types evolve with changes in...
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Diseases and the Workers' Compensation

Jang TW, Koo JW, Kwon SC, Song J

The Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (IACIA) regulates the workers' compensation insurance system and the standards for the recognition of occupational diseases (ODs). Since its establishment in 1994, the IACIA...
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Compensation for Work-Related Cerebrocardiovascular Diseases

Won JU, Kim I

The purpose of this study was to discuss the history of, and concerns regarding, the newly amended criteria of occupational cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases (CCVDs). Since the early 1990s, CCVDs...
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The Administrative Process for Recognition and Compensation for Occupational Diseases in Korea

Kwon SC, Kim HR, Kwon YJ

In the Workers' Compensation Insurance (WCI) system in Korea, occupational diseases (ODs) are approved through deliberation meetings of the Committee on Occupational Disease Judgment (CODJ) after disease investigations when workers...
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A case of chronic myeloid leukemia in a diagnostic radiographer

Park C, Choi S, Kim D, Park J, Lee S

BACKGROUND: Occupational radiation exposure causes certain types of cancer, specifically hematopoietic diseases like leukemia. In Korea, radiation exposure is monitored and recorded by law, and guidelines for compensation of radiation-related...
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Workers' experiences with compensated sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorder: a qualitative study

Choi M, Kim HR, Lee J, Lee HE, Byun J, Won JU

OBJECTIVES: The most common occupational disease that is compensated by Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (IACI) in Korea is musculoskeletal disease (MSD). Although complaints about the workers' compensation system have been...
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Occupational Injuries and Illness of Nursing Staff

Kim EA

  • KMID: 2270332
  • Korean J Occup Health Nurs.
  • 2013 Nov;22(4):275-284.
PURPOSE: This study analyzed the characteristics of occupational injuries and illnesses of the nursing staff to reveal the prevalence of the major diseases and the predominant causes of the injuries...
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Return-to-Work According to Impairment Type Among Occupationally Injured Workers in Korea

Rhie J, Jeong I, Won JU

This study examined the association between return-to-work and impairment type. Database of the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service was used to identify disabled persons; and return-to-work information was obtained...
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