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worker’s compensation costs. Costs associated with claims from workerscompensation requests can add up very quickly and be quite large for facilities, especially for claims associated with bite wounds. Preventing unnecessary injury and limiting missed

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to sustain the most animal-related injuries, 4 suggesting that a high employee turnover rate can further increase the risk for animal-related injuries among veterinary staff. Animal-related injuries, especially animal bites, lead to expensive workers

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professional liability front, AVMA PLIT offers malpractice insurance, veterinary license defense, business owner policies, workers' compensation, employment practices liability, automobile, and comprehensive personal insurance solutions for AVMA and SAVMA

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work-related injuries to veterinarians, with some including data for veterinary staff, in general. 8–13 Veterinary injuries have also been evaluated on the basis of workerscompensation claims, 1,8,13 but these were limited to injuries that resulted

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PROFESSIONS, PER 100 WORKERS, 2016 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics DISTRIBUTION OF WORKER COMPENSATION CLAIMS FILED WITH AVMA PLIT, 2014–16 Source: AVMA PLIT “Occupational hearing loss is the only hazard that is 100 percent preventable

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support a claim that psittacosis was an occupational disease under workers' compensation law. Similarly, an employee may be barred from suing his or her veterinary employer for injuries associated with a workplace-acquired disease if the parties were

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-related injury in their career and 10% had missed at least 1 working d/y because of animal-related injury. Nearly 70% of the AVMA PLIT workers' compensation claims and half of the losses involved animal-related injury in 2006. 5 Interestingly, in our study, the

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prophylaxis for employees, whereas 100 of 124 (81%) owners covered the cost (either out of pocket or through worker's compensation) of rabies PEP for employees. Among the 25 facility owners who reported having volunteers, 4 (16%) covered the cost of

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during the 2018 AVMA Convention. She presented data indicating clinic staff other than veterinarians—veterinary technicians in particular—are at the highest risk of injury. And data from the AVMA PLIT indicate about three-quarters of worker

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

,000 veterinarians have insurance policies through the PLIT for coverages that include professional liability, license defense, student liability, workerscompensation, business property damage and liability, employment practice liability, flood damage, data

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