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21.4 One Condition may Arise from Multiple Events

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In some circumstances, a medical condition may arise from several events occurring over a period of time (e.g. the client has a back injury which can be attributed to several different lifting incidents over a number of years). In this circumstance, it would be appropriate to consider all of the incidents within one claim for back injury.

Note however that, where non-work-related incidents have also contributed to the medical condition, liability for compensation and the periods of incapacity for which liability is to be accepted must be clarified.