The relationship of unions to prevalence and claim filing for work-related upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders.

@article{Morse2003TheRO,
  title={The relationship of unions to prevalence and claim filing for work-related upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders.},
  author={Tim F Morse and Laura Punnett and Nicholas Warren and Charles F. Dillon and Andrew Warren},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={83-93}
}
BACKGROUND Unionization has been found to be related to higher filing of workers' compensation (WC) claims, but the extent of the relationship and the relationships to other variables have not been previously reported. METHODS Telephone interviews were conducted with both a population-based and WC-based samples of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases. RESULTS Workers at unionized facilities were 5.7 times (95% CI 2.5-13.1) more likely to file a claim for WC, despite a comparable rate of MSD… CONTINUE READING