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‘Injured’ nurse not too hurt to work on car for three hours

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A nurse at the Bayonet Point Health & Rehabilitation Center has lost her workers’ compensation claim after the employer videotaped her detailing her car.

The nurse claimed she felt a pop in her back at the end of her shift. She claimed the injury stemmed from lifting a patient, and she was examined the next day.

Her medical history did not jibe with her injury story, but she was placed on light-duty work a week later. She then complained the light-duty work aggravated her condition. But doctors still could find no reason for her pain.

Now suspicious, the employer followed the nurse after hours and videotaped her completely cleaning her vehicle for three hours without any sign of pain or loss of motion. Her case was doomed when the employer played the tape in court.

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