Cause codes: Motion or effort of person

Injuries and illness due to:

Lifting, Moving, or Restraining Load
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1200 series Lifting, Moving or Restraining Load

(For lifting, moving or restraining injuries, Coordinators should use one of the specific 12xx codes below, and avoid using the general 1200 code. If in doubt, contact a claims examiner.)
The person exerts a force against a load that results in injury. (Load can be defined as a weight or source of pressure).  
1210  Lifting Person    
1220  Lifting Other Load    
1230  Restraining Person    
1240  Restraining Animal    
1250  Restraining Other Load    
1260  Pushing/pulling a person    
1270 Pushing/pulling a load    
1280  Pushing/pulling an animal    
 
Motion of Individual
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1300 series Motion of Individual

(For injuries caused by motion of the individual, Coordinators should use one of the specific 13xx codes below, and avoid using the general 1300 code. If in doubt, contact a claims examiner.)
The person engages in bodily motion that in it self causes an injury. Includes twisting, throwing, awkward posture, or static position.  
1310  Running, Jumping or Walking    
1320  Climbing    
1330  Stepping Up or Down    
1340  Bending or Reaching    
 
Repetitive Motion
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1400 series Repetitive Motion

(For repetitive motion injuries, Coordinators should use one of the specific 14xx codes below, and avoid using the general 1400 code. If in doubt, contact a claims examiner.)
The primary injury event is an injury that involves repetitive motion.   
1410 Computer Keyboard Repetitive motion injuries from tasks or duties involving extended use of a computer keyboard (e.g. data entry, word processing)  
1420 Materials Sorting or Handling Repetitive motion injuries from tasks involving repeated handling of similar materials using the same or similar motion (e.g. mail sorting)  
1430 Food Prep, Handling and Clean-up Repetitive motion injuries from tasks typical of food service organizations (e.g. scooping potatoes, cutting vegetables, dish washing) using the same or similar motion for extended periods  Non-musculoskeletal food prep, handling and cleaning injuries, e.g., 0910 Heat (burns), 1700 Tools (knives), 0200 Machinery (meat slicers), 1540 Slippery surface.
1440 Work With Tools or Equipment Repetitive motion injuries from tasks requiring extended use of the same tool or piece of equipment using the same or similar motion (e.g. jack hammering, using a screwdriver, turning a wrench). 

Repetitive motion injuries from food prep, handling or clean-up (use 1430).
Non-musculoskeletal injuries should go to appropriate category, e.g., 1700 Tools0200 Machinery

1450 Musical Instrument Repetitive motion injuries from extended use of a musical instrument such as a piano, violin, or guitar requiring the same or similar motion.  
 
Slip, Trip or Fall
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1500 series Slip, Trip or Fall

(For slip, trip, or fall injuries, Coordinators should use one of the specific 15xx codes below, and avoid using the general 1500 code. If in doubt, contact a claims examiner.)
The primary event is a loss of balance, perhaps due to a slip, trip or stumble that leads to a fall or near fall, or falls onto or against objects.  
1510 Slip/Trip/Stumble; No Fall

There was a slip, trip, or loss of balance without fall that leads to an injury. 

 
1520 Fall; Same Level The person loses balance and falls on a surface that is substantially on the same plane.  Falls from slipping on ice, liquid, or grease. (see 1540 Slippery surface)
1530 Fall; Different Level There was a loss of balance and the person falls on a surface that is on a different plane (between one and four feet higher/lower than the original plane).  Includes falls from chairs, ladders, scaffolding or staging, piled or stacked materials, falls from non-moving vehicles, building structures or roofs, stairs or steps, falls from grounds level to lower level, through existing floor openings, and falls through floor surfaces.  
1540 Slippery Surface; water, ice, grease The primary event is a loss of balance from slipping on water, ice, grease or other slippery surface.  May or may not result in a fall.  Other slippery surfaces include wood dust, powders, pellets, sand, and other dry materials on walking surfaces   

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