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Workers’ Compensation – Causation – Dermatitis – Disability – Insufficient Findings (access required)

Tincher v. Adecco The Industrial Commission’s conclusion that plaintiff’s dermatitis was a compensable occupational disease is supported by its assessment of the credibility of the expert witnesses and its finding of fact: “Based on the sudden onset of plaintiff’s rash after he commenced work on the older lathe in November 2007, the location of the rash in the area where plaintiff’s skin was exposed to [Quakercool 3750], the prompt reporting of the rash to a supervisor ..., plaintiff’s consultation with a medical care provider on February 2, 2007 regarding his symptoms, the lack of any evidence that the rash was fungal or that plaintiff suffered from similar symptoms prior to his exposure to [Quakercool 3750] ..., the general opinions of Dr. Highley and Ms. Reynolds, the fact that [other doctors] restricted plaintiff from working with the ‘offending substance,’ and Dr. Lawson’s opinion that plaintiff’s dermatitis was ‘probably related to [Quakercool 3750],’ the undersigned finds that plaintiff’s work-related exposure to the industrial coolant either caused or significantly contributed to his chronic dermatitis on both hands beginning approximately on November 1, 2007.”

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