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Workers’ Compensation – Jurisdiction — Occupational Disease – Diagnosis – Statute of Limitations – Failure to Prosecute (access required)

Lentz v. Phil’s Toy Store It is true that the statute of limitations on an occupational disease claim does not start to run against a plaintiff until he is advised by competent medical authority of the work-related cause of his disease. Nevertheless, the Industrial Commission has subject matter jurisdiction over a plaintiff’s occupational disease claim even if he files it before he has obtained such advice.

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